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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Barunga boy Cadel Evans to support Indigenous cause

Tracker magazine has reported that Cadel Evans wants to use his global profile to highlight disadvantage faced by Aboriginal people.

Evans recently announced he was in preliminary talks with the Northern Territory (NT) government to develop a working relationship.

The Australian 2011 Tour de France winner was born in Katherine in NT and spent his early childhood in the small Aboriginal community of Barunga.

The sports star recently stopped in Darwin for a brief visit and said he knew complex social problems affected some Indigenous people.

'It is something that unfortunately Australians don't consider enough and maybe they don't even realise enough, and if I can even help bring a bit more awareness that would really be something,' Evans said.

He also said he wanted to help promote the long history Aboriginal people had in Australia.

'Unfortunately I think many people around the world just aren't aware of one, the culture, and the history that Australia has,' Evans told journalists in Darwin.

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Last updated: 9 December 2011
 
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