Young student, 9 years old, refuses to represent the national anthem because he states that "Advance Australia Fair means advancing in white Australia"
- A student at the school is organizing a political protest in solidarity with the aborigines
- She refuses to represent the national anthem at school despite the arrest
- Miss Nielsen believes that the anthem does not include the indigenous Australians
Sophie Tanno for Daily Mail Australia
A determined nine-year-old girl has provoked outrage and inspiration after organizing a political protest at her school.
Harper Nielsen has refused to sing the Australian national anthem at her school in Queensland, in an act of defiance that she believes shows solidarity with the indigenous peoples of Australia.
The young strong-minded student believes that the Advance Australia Fair anthem in the country means "advancing White Australia & # 39; and does not include aboriginal culture.
Nine year old Harper Nielsen believes that the national anthem does not include the indigenous peoples of Australia
"The reasons why I do not sing or represent it is because Advance Australia Fair means advancing White Australia," Miss Nielsen told the Daily Telegraph.
"When he says that we are young, he completely ignores the fact that the indigenous culture was here for more than 50,000 years before colonization."
Kenmore South State School does not know what to do since the nine-year-old girl continues to reject demands that she either defend the anthem or leave the room.
Harper was arrested last week as a result of her defiance, but the punishment did not seem to stop her.
"I imagine what it would feel like if all your friends sang the hymn if it were an indigenous person, that makes me determined to continue," he said.
Her proud parents told the Daily Telegraph that they are completely behind her daughter's decision and are encouraging her to stand up for what she believes.
Father Mark Nielsen has described his daughter as "surprising".
"She's amazing, she's an incredibly brave girl and she's so determined and … [take] a position for what she believes, we are very proud of who she is as a person, "he said.
Kenmore South State School does not know what to do since Miss Nielsen still does not comply with the rules