Published in Overland Issue The 2017 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize · Uncategorized About the prize admin Established in 2016, Queensland Poetry Festival’s Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize is Australia’s first open-age Indigenous poetry prize, awarded to an unpublished poem. Named in honour of Oodgeroo Noonuccal, the first Indigenous Australian to publish a book of verse (named with permission from Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s family and in close consultation with Quandamooka Festival). The prize is for an unpublished poem and is open to Indigenous poets, emerging and established, throughout Australia. The prize for a single poem (or suite of poems) of 80 lines or under is $2,000, plus a series of mentoring sessions with an established Indigenous poet. The highest-placed Quandamooka entry receives $500 plus a membership to Queensland Writers Centre. QPF would like to thank Copyright Agency for funding this prize, as well as the support of Queensland Writers Centre, Overland and Quandamooka Festival. QPF also thanks the Walker family for their support in the naming this prize. The 2017 selection panel Ali Cobby Eckermann and Ellen van Neerven Co-winners Jeanine Leane – Historians Sachem Parkin-Owens – My Ancestors Highest Placed Quandamooka Entry Sachem Parkin-Owens – My Ancestors Highly Commended Grace Lucas-Pennington – On arrival Rachel Bos – Tick tock Ashleigh Johnstone – Fragments of the Shadow People Sachem Parkin-Owens, this year’s co-winner and Highest Placed Quandamooka Entry, with the 2017 judges, Ali Cobby Eckermann and Ellen van Neerven. admin More by admin › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 4 December 20234 December 2023 · Climate politics Where is the Australian climate movement’s solidarity with Palestine? Alex Kelly Let this be a line in the sand. Let us learn our history. Let us listen to liberation movements around the world. Conflicts for land and water will shape the decades to come. Showing up for each other and building power to demand justice is our only hope for a humane future. First published in Overland Issue 228 1 December 20231 December 2023 · History ‘We’re doing everything but treaty’: Law reform and sovereign refusal in the colonial debtscape Maria Giannacopoulos I coined the concept of the colonial debtscape while working to understand the relation between debt and sovereignty in the wake of the 2007 Global Financial crisis. Despite the referendum held in Greece in 2015 where the people voted against austerity, austerity as punishment, was imposed anyway. As this was a colonising move, that is, the imposition of an external and foreign law on local populations against their will, it was to Aboriginal scholars here that I turned to begin to put the pieces together.