Queensland partygoers who mocked Aboriginal dance ‘remorseful’ for ‘hurtful’ actions
When Kuku Yalanji woman Uki Burchill woke up one morning this week to a series of messages alerting her to footage of people making fun of her culture, she was shocked and hurt.
Even more so when she realised some of the people taking part in the behaviour were well known to her.
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The video, originally shared to Snapchat, shows a group of locals from the far north Queensland town of Mossman mocking Indigenous dance during an engagement party.
“I was just in absolute disbelief, I was shocked, I was hurt, at the time I felt angry,” she told 7NEWS.
Burchill, who grew up in Mossman, said a non-Indigenous family member of hers was at the party.
But that wasn’t the only familiar face – and she says those involved should…