Indigenous women and the RCIADIC : part II


In the previous issue of this journal, the extent to which the official reports of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) addressed the problems of Indigenous women was discussed. The author concluded that although the official RCIADIC reports did not completely ignore Indigenous women, they did not sufficiently discuss the topics that had the most harmful impact on Indigenous women, namely family violence and police treatment of Indigenous women. In this paper, she explains why the inquiry itself did not focus more on the problems concerning Indigenous women. The explanation relies on interview data collected from 48 people who either worked in the six main offices of the RCIADIC and Aboriginal Issues Units established for the inquiry, or who were involved in some other capacity with the RCIADIC.

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