Narelda Jacobs has shared her concern that the Naidoc Week celebrations might be too symbolic.
The indigenous journalist, 47, who recently came under fire for accepting a king’s honor after verbally demanding an apology from the royal family when the queen died, spoke on Instagram on Friday.
Narelda reviewed several of her interviews in Ten, before touching on the concept of ‘cultural load’ with an interviewee.
‘We touch on the cultural load. You don’t realize you’re carrying such a big load until you start talking about it,” Narelda said thoughtfully.
‘How many battles have you had to fight to make sure Naidoc Week events are culturally safe? And done with sensitivity. When organized with the “insert Aboriginal here” mentality, he asked.
Narelda Jacobs (pictured) has shared her concern that Naidoc Week celebrations could be too symbolic
Narelda then showed pictures of herself at a Carriageworks event, with literary star, Kirli Saunders.
‘I filled my spirit cup last night by going to the Carriageworks last night to support Kirli Saunders. The whole crowd was there. It was really nice to see everyone.
He ended by saying that Naidoc Week was for seniors.
‘One last push. Today and tomorrow. One last push everyone. Let’s get through this together and do it for our elders,” she added.
‘How many battles have you had to fight to make sure Naidoc Week events are culturally safe? And done with sensitivity. When it was organized with the ‘insert Aboriginal here’ mentality,’ he asked. In the photo
It comes just weeks after Narelda was criticized for accepting the king’s birthday honor, after criticizing the monarchy.
The Ten star used the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September last year to call on the next British head of state to apologize for Australian colonization.
“A great wrong was done,” Jacobs said at the time. ‘Australia was established without the consent of the First Nations people who were here.’
However, last month, Whadjuk’s wife was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for “service to the media and community” in the King’s Birthday Honors List.
Narelda interviewed Sydney lawyer Teela Reid (pictured)
Narelda then showed pictures of herself at a Carriageworks event, with literary star Kirli Saunders and other friends (all pictured).
Jacobs addressed his decision to accept the award during an episode of The Point – Referendum Road Trip on NITV.
She said that while most of the media coverage of her receiving the honor had been “lovely congratulatory writing”, she had also been the subject of “vile” comments on social media.
“The trolls really kicked in today and there was a lot of hate and a lot of people saying I was a hypocrite for accepting the award,” she said.
Jacobs then turned to fellow panelist Teela Reid, an indigenous lawyer and Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman.
Narelda recently hit back at trolls who labeled her a hypocrite for accepting the king’s birthday honor while fiercely opposing the monarchy. She is pictured at the Logies 2022
‘Teela, why is it so triggering?’ asked the presenter. ‘Why do people feel the need to spread hate and try to tear you down when something good happens to you?’
Among the posts on Twitter was this comment: ‘Narelda Jacobs can spin it however she wants. In my opinion, she is a hypocrite.
Another wrote: “Just wondering how Narelda Jacobs can accept hers after all her talk about colonization and how we shouldn’t mourn the Queen etc. Incredible hypocrisy after all her vitriol.”
One Twitter user wrote of the Studio 10 host: ‘Narelda Jacobs is a hypocrite. Excepting the Medal of the Order of Australia, but she always packing the system that allows her to earn a decent crust’
A third said: ‘Narelda Jacobs is a hypocrite. Except for the Medal of the Order of Australia, but always with the system that makes her capable of earning a decent crust.
Jacobs sparked a heated debate online when he said Aboriginal Australians should not be criticized for refusing to mourn the Queen’s death.
His comments on The Project came three days after the death of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and included demanding an “acknowledgment or apology” for Britain’s colonization.
Jacobs also reposted an Instagram story from the Mamamia website that read: “I am an Aboriginal woman. Don’t ask me to mourn the death of the queen.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Jacobs shared an Instagram Story from the women’s website Mamamia, which read: ‘I am an Aboriginal woman. Don’t ask me to mourn the Queen’