Episode 3 looks at the transition from Assimilation to Self-Determination as a policy approach to Indigenous affairs. We learn about the emergence of the Indigenous civil rights movement, and hear about some of the key Indigenous leaders who campaigned to change the way that Indigenous Australians were treated by government and society.
However, as Indigenous Australians were granted equal freedoms, new issues arose. Clyde shares how this transition affected his family. From there we move to the present era, which we're calling ‘the beginning of Recognition’. This has been a period of growing recognition of the need to change the damaging patterns of the past and pursue more respectful ways of relating as a whole Australian community.