DODSON, MICHAEL

DODSON, MICHAEL – Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture, University of New England, 1994

For Indigenous peoples , the impact of separating us from our heritage goes directly to the heart that pumps life through our peoples. To expect a people to be able to enjoy their culture without their cultural heritage and their sacred belongings is equivalent to amputating their legs and digging up the ground and asking them to run a marathon.

DODSON, MICHAEL - Frank Archibald Memorial Lecture, University of New England, 1994

DODSON, MICHAEL – National Press Club Luncheon, February 2009

Where there is tragedy or injustice there is always resilience. There will be deep anger, grief and despair but there will always be a way forward, a constructive way to turn away from bitterness and embrace the future with dignity…
Brick by brick the Prime Minister said – we'll rebuild those devastated towns in Victoria brick by brick, school by school, community centre by community centre. We need to do the same with reconciliation. Each little step creates a platform for more success – a little more self esteem, a little more sense of what's possible.

DODSON, MICHAEL - National Press Club Luncheon, February 2009