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re-visioning Aboriginal Sense of Place

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Unless otherwise indicated, the quotes are from Robert Lawlor's "Voices of the First Day"

Please note there is no intention to offend by using the words "Aborigines" or "Aboriginal" or "Indigenous"

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PAUL KELLY - THE AUSTRALIAN - Uluru Statement deserves respect, but treaty would backfire

June 3, 2017

MAY 31,  2017.   What The Australian has to say about a Treaty that cannot happen now:

"After a 10-year process and six months of discussions around this country, the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart, authorised by 250 delegates, deserves a respect and evaluation by the political cl…

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The torment of our Powerlessness

June 1, 2017

"These dimensions of our crisis tell plainly the structural nature of our problem. This is the torment of our powerlessness."

Please click on the Link below to read the ULURU STATEMENT made at the 2017 National Constitution Convention  - it is a PDF document so you will need to download the free …

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Survival Day 26 January - Australia's Day of shame

January 7, 2017

I won't be celebrating the 26th January as Australia Day and here is why. If Australia Day is about celebrating a Nation with fair services and opportunities and equal treatment of all people of Australia, regardless of the colour of their skin, then I am not celebrating the Anniversary of the day t…

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Clinton's Walk for Justice - Perth to Canberra

September 8, 2016

Twenty six year old Clinton Pryor is walking across Australia.  Clinton says:

I do not want to see communities closed down and see my people lose their home because the government has decided not fund service for them. It is not right and this why I am doing the walk to save my people from l…

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Intolerance & Ignorance: Racism - The Silent Destroyer

April 29, 2016

My partner is an incredibly strong man. Resilient, compassionate and calm in the face of much turbulence, stress and hurt.
Some days it gets to him though. It's not that he does …

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Putuparri and the Rainmakers

February 12, 2016

I can't wait to see this movie!

Putuparri and the Rainmakers

Ten years in the making, the film is an extraordinary eyewitness account of the living traditions of Putuparri’s people.

The film spans 20 transformative years in the life of Tom "Putuparri" Lawford as he navigates the deep chas…

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Invasion Day - 26 January 1788

January 26, 2016

Most Australians celebrate Australia Day as the day Australia was founded.

In contrast, Aboriginal people mourn their history and call it ‘Invasion Day’.  January 26, 1788 was the date on which Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales and raised the Bri…

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Native Title

December 1, 2015

By definition Native Title is a property right which reflects a relationship to land which is of a spiritual, cultural or historical significance to the claimants. The non-discriminatory protection of native title is a recognised human right.

Some government representatives refer to NT as a 'brid…

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Artworks by Mirree

September 18, 2015

Beautiful Soul, Mirree, shares her awesome art work via Facebook and her Website.  Below is a link to a video showing Mirree painting "Sun Woman Dreaming."

https://www.facebook.com/artbymirree/videos/995781280472139/

Check out Mirree's website and support authentic Aboriginal painting - NOW !

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A call for solidarity: Many minds can locate the true pathway

September 15, 2015

Treaties of Unity: Voices at the Freedom Gathering 2015 - Mparntwe (Alice Springs, NT), 11-13 September 2015

For videos & information, head over to the WGAR news page below.

https://indymedia.org.au/2015/09/13/wgar-news-treaties-of-unity-voices-at-the-freedom-gathering-2015-mparntwe-alice-spri…

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Didgeridoo Music for my Birthday

September 14, 2015

I  really like to support the Dreamtime Dancers.   The Dreamtime Dancers are a group of young dancers who learn and perform contemporary Aboriginal dance in Broome.

Dance, song, poetry, writing, walking, art, running and more are a few ways of safely letting out one's feelings while expre…

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We do not need to get over it- we are waiting for you to catch up with it!

September 6, 2015

An excellent yet sombre post written by Blackfulla Revolution about the ignorance of people concerning First Nations People.  I have highlighted a part in red which really stands out to me.

Please share this and make Aboriginal voices heard far & wide!

Blackfulla Revolution

5 September…

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First Nations People Ventures to Support

September 2, 2015

Dreamtime Dancers is a community engagement 
project for young people in Broome, Western Australia, delivered through the medium of contemporary Aboriginal dance. 

The project is a direct response to the vulnerabilities of at-risk young people in Broome, promoting Indigenous culture and herita…

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Songlines and the Importance of Language

August 9, 2015

According to Aboriginal cosmology, the great Dreaming Ancestors shaped the earth, its continents, oceans, rivers and its veins of crystals, pigments and minerals.  Their activities still resonate in the shapes and energies that bathe the earth and all life processes.  These energies are often referr…

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RECOGNISE Aboriginal Sovereignty by Treaty

July 9, 2015

The founding legal document for the Australian nation is the Constitution, which came into effect on January 1, 1901. The only way to change the constitution is through a referendum.  A referendum needs a double majority - support from the majority of states and an overall national majority.

 

D…

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PARADISE LOST

July 5, 2015

Look up at the Stars tonight and take the star-light into your eyes.  The atoms of the stars, bright blazing suns, are the atoms which make up the original people, Aboriginal people.

We are all Spirits living in human form.  Many of us live in fragmented and dis-jointed ways, dis-connected from …

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Aboriginal Art Symbols

June 30, 2015

FOR LINKS TO PURCHASE AMAZING ABORIGINAL ART -   CLICK   HERE

Australian Aborigines have been creating visual art depicting Aboriginal art symbols for thousands of years. Aboriginal art takes many forms, including exquisite fiber craft, ancient engravings, body art, sand art, rock art, wooden…

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Third Call to Action - continue services to Remote Indigenous Communities

June 25, 2015

 

MEDIA RELEASE
Date 25th June 2015
(for immediate release)
‪#‎SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA‬ ACTIONS TO CONTINUE - OUR COMMUNITIES NEED CERTAINTY

With Aboriginal communities still under threat of forced closures and the removal of essential services, #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA has announced a T…

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Recognise the Spirit

June 24, 2015

It’s time to RECOGNISE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s Constitution and ensure there's no place for racial discrimination in it. It’s the right thing to do.

http://www.recognise.org.au

The AFL and Telstra are taking the opportunity to promote themselves by "h…

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What happens when a remote community is closed?

June 20, 2015

Is this a form of forced eviction as defined by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights?

Note:  the text below is from an Article by Rose Carnes, dated 20 March 2015

In November last year, WA Premier Colin Barnett revealed a plan to close as many as 150 of the state’s 274 remote …

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