It’s time to celebrate The Deadlys. Created in 1997, The Deadlys celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, artists, sports people and community leaders. In 2012 the Deadly Awards will be held on the 25th of September at the Sydney Opera House.
The Deadlys, like the NAIDOC awards, provide a positive affirmation of identity and achievement. In the face of overwhelming negative depictions in the mainstream imagination for over 200 years, affirmation is important.
Best of luck to all the nominees. The Critical Classroom team will not be in Sydney, but we’ll definitely be watching the social media feed as well looking for the broadcast.
Will you be following The Deadlys?