Michael Long - I am Australian (Project 1 Million)

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Description Former AFL footballer and founder of The Long Walk Michael Long shares his inspiring story with Project 1 Million.

Michael Long was a star for the Essendon Football Club between 1989 and 2001, was a member of two premiership sides and the winner of the 1993 Norm Smith Medal.

Following his retirement, Michael took it upon himself to get Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues back on the national agenda. After returning home from yet another Aboriginal funeral, Michael decided that something needed to be done about the plight of his people. He resolved to meet with Prime Minister John Howard to discuss his concerns… even if he had to walk all the way to Canberra to do it.

Today, Michael and his supporters continue to promote the story of The Long Walk in all communities. More than 15,000 people join The Long Walk to Dreamtime at the 'G each year.

The Long Walk is committed to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

We believe ALL Australians are entitled to a home, a job and an education.

All the work we do is focused on achieving equality between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians.

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Project 1 Million: https://www.project1million.org/

Our purpose is to reach, challenge and inspire at least one million Australians, through the power of digital media and positive storytelling, to increase understanding of marginalised communities and increase social cohesion within Australia.

Project 1 Million is proudly brought to you by:

Amnesty International: https://www.amnesty.org.au/
All Together Now: http://alltogethernow.org.au/
Children's Ground: https://www.childrensground.org.au/
The Long Walk: http://www.thelongwalk.com.au/
Channel 31 Melbourne: https://www.c31.org.au/
Youthworx Productions: http://youthworxproductions.org.au/
Loud Days: https://louddays.com/
Community Broadcasting Foundation: http://www.cbf.com.au/

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