Larissa Behrendt to investigate Heritier Lumumba allegations of racism at Collingwood – The Guardian

Collingwood have actually designated teacher Larissa Behrendt to lead the examination into accusations of racism levelled at the AFL club by former gamer Heritier Lumumba, expecting it to produce a “frank and full account”.

Lumumba, who was traded to Melbourne at the end of the 2014 season, has previously stated he wont take part in the investigation, which he thinks about insulting and an effort to sweep the issue under the carpet.

Behrendt is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi lady and research study director at the Jumbunna institute of Indigenous education and research at the University of Technology Sydney.

In 2009, Behrendt was called Naidoc person of this year and the year was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her service to the law, Indigenous education and the arts.

It stays to be seen whether Berendts visit will change his stance.

” It has actually become significantly clear that in Heritiers time, we were unable to comprehend his experience; hear and see what he saw and heard,” Collingwood director Peter Murphy said. “This lack of cultural safety that he and others have just recently mentioned is a matter of fantastic issue.

” We expect that Larissa Behrendts work will result in a full and frank account of these experiences and produce a plan to notify Collingwoods future.”

” We are looking for to comprehend these experiences of racism and to guarantee they have no location in the existing Collingwood environment.

The Magpies integrity committee is taking a look at Lumumbas assertions that he was subjected to racial slurs, consisting of the label Chimp, during his 10-year playing career at the club.