The AFL's Indigenous Round, it needs to be more than tokenistic

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    This article suggests that the AFL's Indigenous Round does not fully embrace the Indigenous contribution to Australian Rules football. The game is played in a park which was a meeting place for Indigenous peoples before white settlement. There is no recognition of this or indeed the Indigenous players that have graced the game. The article suggests that the Melbourne Cricket Club and AFL create an Avenue of Honour to Indigenous footabllers and better acknowledge the substantial Indigenous contribution to the game's foundations.

    Period26 May 2017

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    • TitleThe New Daily
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletThe New Daily
      Media typeWeb
      Duration/Length/Size600-700 words
      CountryAustralia
      Date26/05/17
      DescriptionPublished in the online media publication, The New Daily, this article attracted over 20,000 visits.
      Producer/AuthorTom Heenan
      URLthenewdaily.com.au/sport/afl/2017/05/26/indigenous-round-afl/
      PersonsThomas Heenan