Author(s): Marcia Megan (EDT); Langton Davis
It is a collection of short essays by leading and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and leaders. Edited by and including contributions from Megan Davis and Marcia Langton, it conveys to Australians why indigenous peoples should have a direct say in the decisions that affect their lives. Australia is one of the only liberal democracies still grappling with fundamental questions about the place of indigenouspeoples, unlike its common law cousins Canada, the United States and New Zealand. It's Our Country articulates why constitutional accommodation of indigenous peoples is important for a nation that is home to the oldest continuous civilisation on earth
Megan Davis (Author) Megan Davis is a Professor of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law Centre at the University of New South Wales. She specialises in constitutional law, Aboriginal women and democratic participation and the UN. She is a Commissioner of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court and a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. She is a UN expert member and chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Prof Davis is a Cobble Cobble Aboriginal woman from south-west and south-east QLD. Marcia Langton (Author) Marcia Langton AM is Foundation Professor of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is trained as an anthropologist and geographer, and contributes to policy and debates on Aboriginal land and resource issues, as well as the visual and performing arts and other social and cultural matters.