No one of indigenous descent seems to want to return to being a hunter-gatherer with traditional implements, no Western medicine, no vehicles, no Western food.
The uproar over the use of the word 'discover' is the latest skirmish in a war over two equally mythical views of Australian history.
The first issue that ought to provoke scepticism relates to the states/territories with the highest measured proportions of Indigenous people in their population.
Continuing down the path of throwing cash at the problems without any difficult-to-swallow scrutiny of existing outlooks, processes and policies will only continue to exacerbate the problems.
The interim report of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory is heading dangerously close to yet another ideological cul-de-sac.
Debating the date of Australia Day
So this is my first plea to our indigenous population - no matter how great your pride in your indigenous culture, acknowledge that you do not have a written language and that we live in a world made in England.
It is clear that our two governments and the Crown are jointly and severally responsible for all this and owe them compensation.
Warburton, for example, has received a $266,000 grant to open a hairdressing salon. A hairdresser opening their own shop or working door to door could achieve more with much less.
And there are those who are down and out racists, cruel and crude or those who are conniving and calculating who want to repeal section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Since 2008, the dominant focus of policy in Aurukun, and much of Cape York, has been to reimpose missionary disciplines in Aboriginal communities.
In the last ten years, major successes in Indigenous higher education have been tarnished by the alienation of outer suburban, rural and remote people and the growing gap within the Indigenous population.