Key note speaker Chris Evans
Excerpt from Chris Evans speech
"We come together to celebrate a significant literary milestone. I would like to take this moment to congratulate Tex and Karl Erik for taking risks, for charting new versions of ancient knowledge/s, for retelling the stories to sustain Nhunggabarra culture and, in doing so, potentially enrich all other cultures. Like the cultural sites that Tex acknowledges as 'signposts', this book is a 'signpost'. For many of us who write and read about Aboriginal histories and cultures, who are exposed to the various media portrayals of Aboriginal cultures across our many nations within Australia and who advocate (in our respective ways) for social justice for Aboriginal peoples, the book 'Treading Lightly' teaches us. For those who care about our communities and our Mother, the Earth, 'Treading Lightly' teaches us."