Sam Watson

Sam Watson [Munnenjarl and Biri-Gubba nations].

Sam Watson is a veteran Murri activist, author, film maker, playwright and member of the National Stolen Generations Alliance.

Of the Munnenjarl and Biri-Gubba nations, with blood ties to the Kalkadoon and Mapoon peoples through traditional adoption, Sam has family in south east queensland and in Cherbourg and on Palm Island.

Sam launched the Brisbane chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1971 and co-founded the Australian Indigenous Peoples Party in the early 1990s. He is the national Aboriginal Rights spokesperson for the Socialist Alliance.

Sam has received honours for his 1990 novel The Kadaitcha Sung and acclaim for his 1995 film Black Man Down.

Read "Sam Watson: From the Black Panther Party to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy", published in Green Left Weekly.