I think you’re letting the club off very easily here.
Last season we had 1 indigenous blokes on the main list and two on the rookie list. As of today we have two on the main list and one on the rookie B list. Obviously things might yet change on Monday, but we just had a draft where ALL our picks were late picks, a situation that was tailor-made for picking up blokes who might not be a high-percentage option with an early pick. We didn’t use a single one of those late picks on indigenous kids.
And as for ‘rural areas’ - Guelfi is from claremont. As ben said, he’s one of the very few NON-indigenous kids from there. If we can put the resources into him, we can put it into others too.
The Saga has zero to do with this. In the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 drafts, before the Saga, we picked a grand total of ONE indigenous player - Anthony Long. The ball was ‘dropped’ a long time ago and I’ve seen no indication of any serious committment to picking it up again.