Welcome to The Deadly Examiner
WELCOME to The Deadly Examiner - a one-off edition of the Daily Examiner that focuses on indigenous issues throughout the Clarence Valley.
This is an historic occasion. It is the first time in Australia that a mainstream newspaper has dedicated an entire edition, to feature stories and events pertaining to its First Nations people.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us Aboriginal people, to share our culture and to give a greater understanding of what is important to us.
As readers may be aware, this issue of The Deadly Examiner coincides with this year's Reconciliation Week celebrations (May 27 - June 3). Reconciliation Australia advises that "National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia".
I would like to thank the management and staff of The Daily Examiner for having the foresight and courage to publish The Deadly Examiner. I especially would like to thank Lesley Apps for her inventiveness in creating The Deadly Examiner concept and for all the work she has put into making The Deadly Examiner a reality.
A big thank you also goes out to Dean Loadsman and Jo Randall from the Clarence Valley Healing Centre as well as all the people throughout the Valley and elsewhere who have contributed to this special edition. I hope that readers enjoy The Deadly Examiner. We certainly enjoyed compiling it.
Happy Reconciliation Week everybody.
- Janelle Brown