“I have never claimed to speak on behalf of anyone but myself,” Mr Pearson responded to one of the attendees.
But Kamilaray man Paul Spearim replied:
“You do every time you open your mouth – you speak [that] you are chosen to speak on behalf of black people. You have got no right to do that – stand there like a big strong black man – you’re not a strong black man, no way in the world.”
“The equation seems to be very lopsided as a great number of your views are, so the onus always appears to be placed on Aboriginal people and as a member of the Aboriginal tent embassy we would invite you to join us up there on the lawns of Musgrave Park and have a robust discussion as Aboriginal people,” Mr Watson said.