Carl Dy Donnelly, expert on Aboriginality

Meet Carl Dy Donnelly. Supposedly based in Dudley in the Midlands of the UK, a member of that aimless rabble the EDL, but suddenly an expert on our Indigenous Australians.

Here is Carl who, like that other expert Andrew Bolt, thinks he can define Indigenous identity according to what he thinks it is. In Carl’s case from 17000 kilometres away using only Facebook and his own dick.

Carl Dy Donnelly

Take a look at how the United Nations defines indigenous identity:

Indigenous communities, peoples and nations are those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing on those territories, or parts of them. They form at present non-dominant sectors of society and are determined to preserve, develop and transmit to future generations their ancestral territories, and their ethnic identity, as the basis of their continued existence as peoples, in accordance with their own cultural patterns, social institutions and legal system…On an individual basis, an indigenous person is one who belongs to these indigenous populations through self-identification as indigenous (group consciousness) and is recognised and accepted by these populations as one of its members (acceptance by the group).

This preserves for these communities the sovereign right and power to decide who belongs to them, without external interference.

Background paper prepared
by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum
on Indigenous Issues

Sounds fair enough to us.

And living in the Black Country doesn’t make Carl an expert on how our Indigenous people define themselves even if by some peculiar EDL mind snap he thinks it does.