Built to Last by Cairns Murri Crew

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Description The first single from the Song Nation Volume 1 compilation - 'Built To Last' was written, recorded and shot in just three days with young people from Cairns State High School in October 2013.

Cairns, like many Indigenous Australian communities has a proud history of Indigenous activism, a reaction to a series of shameful and racist government policy across the country.

This story pays homage to the many elders and community leaders who fought for Indigenous rights both nationally and in our region for many decades. This platform now provides so many opportunities for Indigenous young people around Australia

'Built To Last' is a celebration of cultural survival -- of building respectful, inclusive and vibrant futures for our young people whilst acknowledging the struggle and fight for basic human rights that continues today.

We pay our respects to the Gimuy Walabura Yidinji people - traditional owners of the country upon which this story was told.

Special thanks to Delores Scott, Melinda Jackson and Cairns State High School

*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that photographs/videos may contain images of deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress.

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