A First Nations activist says the death of Queen Elizabeth II is something that can be rejoiced throughout colonies around the world.
Aboriginal Tent Embassy ambassador Gwenda Stanley says the queen was the embodiment of colonisation and had a privileged life due to the benefit from the genocide of Indigenous people right around this country.
She told the Sydney Morning Herald that we can’t mourn something that has colonised us for so many generations.
Indigenous studies professor Sandy O’Sullivan from Macquarie University says many First Nations people are very sad about the passing of the Queen, the reality is that many others feel the monarchy was responsible for ongoing colonialism.
Human rights lawyer and Noongar woman Dr Hannah McGlade from Curtin University says First Nations people have a difficult past when it comes to the monarchy.
She says First Nations people are sovereign and have never been subjects of the crown.