Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders activists hope 2014 will be remembered as the year they said: “Enough is enough.”
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks has no doubt about it. “We are under assault,” she tells Al Jazeera.
The 77-year-old renowned Aboriginal activist from the somewhat ironically named region of Utopia, Northern Territory, paints a bleak picture of a human rights crisis in the Aboriginal community.
“This assault is a punitive eradication of the ‘other’ culture in Australia, Aboriginal culture,” says Kunoth-Monks. “Our language and the attachment to the land are really being crushed as we speak.”