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‘Stop putting kids in jail’: Indigenous boy asks the UN to help end youth incarceration – video – Support The Guardian

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2019115 Views

‘I came here to speak to you because the Australian government is not listening,’ 12-year-old Indigenous boy Dujuan Hoosan told the United Nations human rights council in Geneva. ‘It [the government] never listens to kids like me but we have important things to say,’ he said. Speaking on behalf of the Human Rights Law Centre, Hoosan spoke of his struggles engaging with the Australian school system and the importance of Indigenous-led education. ‘I want my school to be run by Aboriginal people. I want adults to stop putting 10-year-old kids in jail,’ he said. His journey is featured in an upcoming documentary In My Blood It Runs, which looks at how Australia’s education system fails to incorporate Indigenous history and learning

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