Unfinished business: toward national pride without prejudice
28 Jun, 2017
Listen to Mark Yettica Paulson, RECOGNISE Campaign Director on ABC Radio - Conversations.
Mark Yettica Paulson: ABC Radio - Conversations
Mark Yettica-Paulson is from a family of Aboriginal and Pacific Islander leaders.
His father, Rev Graham Paulson, worked with the community of the Wave Hill walk-off, where Mark and two of his siblings were born, not long after the 1967 referendum.
In the 1970s, Mark’s father was involved in negotiations with the Fraser government in what are known as the Makaratta talks. Those talks are said to be the closest the idea of a treaty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has been to fruition.
Mark is now a campaign director with RECOGNISE, an organisation seeking to rectify the place of Australia's First Nations people in our constitution.
He’s also led reconciliation projects in places like the National Australia Bank, and the AFL; and was the creator of the now famous war cry performed in 2015 by Adam Goodes at the MCG.