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Tom Calma

I look forward to the day when all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are recognised as the First Australian.

From: Tom Calma

Location: Canberra, ACT

Role in community: Aboriginal elder from the Kungarakan tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja tribal group in the Northern Territory, with many roles in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.

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26 Oct 2012

Who or what inspires you?

To see our mob embrace opportunities and react so positively when given the opportunity!

To see our young people coming through the education systems and our adults taking on the challenges of leadership and caring for our future.

Where would you like to see your community in the future?

I look forward to the day when all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are recognised as the First Australian, respected for being a member of the longest surviving culture in the world and enjoying a long life as the mainstream Australian population does; too many of our people are dying too young and that has got to stop.

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