A decade since the intervention began, elders say the policy has done more harm than good.
Thousands of kilometres from home, a group of Indigenous elders have convened in Melbourne to send a message to the federal government on the ten years of the Northern Territory intervention.
Amongst them is Indigenous activist and Medal of the Order of Australia honoree Rosalie Kunoth-Monks.
“What we need is some honesty and proof and we need a full and complete apology. It is not we who are the savages.”