Beautiful Mount Yengo in the Greater Blue Mountains. The aboriginal name for this site is ‘Yango’, meaning ‘mountain’. To the Aboriginal people of eastern New South Wales, this sacred mountain is just as important as Uluru is to the indigenous of the Australian desert.
This was said to be the place where creator or sky god Baiame arrived and left after creating the world. Hence, its flat top.
The Baiame myth tells how he came down from the sky to the land, and created rivers, mountains, and forests. He then gave the people their laws of life, traditions, songs, and culture. He also created the first initiation site. This is known as a bora; a place where boys were initiated into manhood. When he had finished, he returned to the sky, and people called him the Sky Hero or All Father or Sky Father.
Hmmm... sounds like he could very well have been a visitor from outer space to me... very similar to other indigenous creation stories around the world 🙏💕💫 #aboriginal#creationmyth#creation#mtyengo#yango#nsw#australia#finchleytriglookout#finchleylookout#bluemountains#sacredsites#uluru#aborigine#indigenous#galactic#view
You might recognize her as the @voiceofhoney, but we know her as the hardworking singer/songwriter who has a passion for music and dedication to her Indigenous roots. Rez Girls, meet Rhonda “Honey” Duvall, R&B artist and inspirational advocate.
Tune in tomorrow to learn about her mentorship as a volunteer at the @urbanindiancenter in @saltlakecity_utah and how her love of music began with the Native American Church.
P.S. We recorded our interview at @beansandbrews in Taylorsville, so don’t mind the background sound of coffee addicts grabbing their cup of joe and the random nonsense from my kids 😊.
#uvicgrad#alumni#nursing#indigenous words can’t describe the day i had today. it was so empowering to be at my uni grad. nothing but good vibes all day and spent it with the best ppl. i’m so happy i was able to celebrate and enjoy this special day with my classmate shenel! definitely memories made. the indigenous recognition ceremony was so beautiful. ugh such a good day! it only gets better from here! wooo for hard work and dedication! i worked my ass off for that piece of paper lol 👩🏻🎓 #nevergiveup#spiritbear#wedidit#fatherdaughter#daddysgirl#classof2018
Detail shot of some of the beautiful pieces created by Emily Beckley which are featured in the @designcanberrafestival exhibition, The Indigenous Jewellery Project: Emily Beckley.
Beckley has drawn on her own experiences, stories and history of her culture from her parents from the Meriam - Samsep of Mer and Panai of Mabuiag to create works in jewellery as a way to connect the past to the future. These works were created in the @theindigenousjewelleryproject workshop run by curator of the exhibition @emimccc and contemporary jeweller @unnaturaljeweller .
Exhibition is display at Craft ACT till 5 December. .
Now that I finished my recent commission I can now fully focus on my art collection for both @providenceripley Heart and Soul Festival markets on the 24th November and @meeanjinmarkets on the 7/8th November. I do have some acrylic jewellery designed by me but most are made of wood and individually painted and resin by yours truely. So it takes a while to do one set. I will have Jewellery, Emu Eggs, Trays plus other various homewears all painted and resin. Handbags. Plus my Land Signals which is my main feature. After the markets I will place the rest online. Sorry please understand I 100% own Wulkuraka Designs so it’s only me ordering, making, marketing everything. So everything will be available at the markets. BUT in saying that if you like something please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a deadly chat xxx I’m really hoping this time next year I will own a laser cutter so help me make my dreams come true and come to the up and coming markets and say hello! Xxx
For those who ordered through our etsy shop, your orders have been posted! 🌿 also if you leave a note that you are purchasing our bush medicines for your loved one, I will wrap your order like this ☝😆💛
Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer
As a senator calls for a nationwide review of the forced sterilization of #Indigenouswomen , a lawyer representing a proposed class action detailed the women's accounts of being sterilized without proper and informed consent.
"In the throes of labour ... they would be approached, harassed, coerced into signing these consent forms," said Alisa Lombard, an associate with #MauriceLaw , the first #Indigenous -owned national law firm in #Canada .
The women would be told that they could not leave until their tubes were tied, cut or cauterized, she added, or that "they could not see their baby until they agreed." At least 60 Indigenous women are pursuing a class-action lawsuit launched last year, alleging they underwent forced sterilizations over the past 20 to 25 years in #Saskatchewan . Each woman is claiming about $7 million in damages.
In most of the cases — some happening as recently as 2017 — the "women report being told that the procedure was reversible," Lombard said.
She said the procedures have had a huge effect on the women.
"Many have had bouts and persistent #depression , #anxiety — many are no longer with us because of those ailments and those circumstances."
Lombard said the case is being taken against the physicians involved, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the province of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada.
And here she is the matriarch of the Rule family!! (Yes, this woman has nine daughters 😳). She has to be one of the most generous, loving, caring, compassionate, empathetic and altruistic people in this country. It's none other than... Daniella AKA 'Supermum'
Daniella was 16 when she met Kevin and by 17 she was pregnant. Together they had nine daughters. In 2004 Kevin Rule tragically died from a coward punch. Their youngest daughter, Hannah, was just a few weeks old at the time. Daniella was left as a single mum to nine children, but her ability to the find the positive in the bleakest of times has seen her family thrive. Daniella has been parenting for the past 30 years and despite the tragedy her family has endured, she has also managed to finish her secondary education and gone on to study for a Bachelor of Social Science at University. Daniella now works as Community Engagement Officer at the same school her youngest daughters attend and is responsible for the care and well-being of the 150 Aboriginal students. Now that most of her daughters are adults, Daniella is keen to find some time for herself - but she can’t help putting her daughters' and grandchildren’s needs first. Daniella is the glue that keeps this family together; she may be big-hearted and easy going, but don’t think for a moment you’re going to get one over Mamma Rule.
The new season of #familyrules starts tonight, Wednesday 14th November at 0830pm on @nitv_au
@screenaustralia @filminwesternaustralia @lotterywest @karlahart1
#mum#super#supermum#compassion#proud#indigenous#australian#noongar#woman#caring#loving#survivor#motherofnine#motherofdragons (when you have nine kids and a growing brood of grandchildren it can feel like that) #tv#documentary
scroll👇4 english 🌞• Sou kosmoteísta, um nome que inventei por acreditar no design cósmico que nos cerca e na possibilidade de viajarmos sobre essa nave-mãe-terra 🌎como uma tripulação harmônica. Assim me encontrei nesse lugar. * No vídeo, Moysés Pynãko, do povo #Ashaninka com um #canto para trazer boas vibrações fechando o 1º dia do encontro “SELVAGEM • Ciclo de Estudos sobre a Vida” • rodas de conversa com pesquisadores e pensadores de culturas aparentemente distantes entre si (com seus mecanismos próprios de estudo) apresentando visões sobre a vida criando correspondências entre #saberes#indigenas , #cientificos , #academicos e #ancestrais • mediados por Ailton Krenak • #sustentabilidade#ancestral#healing#goodvibes#brazilian#indigenous all together with #scientists ♐️ I am a kosmoteist, a name that I invented for my belief in this cosmic design that surrounds all of us. And the possibility of hopefully travel on this mother-earth ship 🌎 as a harmonic humanity crew. So I have found myself in this place today. In this video, Moysés Pynãko, from Ashaninka people is singing a cerimony #indigenous#song to bring #goodvibes closing the 1st day of the meeting "WILDLIFE" Cycle of Studies on Life" conversation with researchers and thinkers from cultures apparently distant from each other (with their own mechanisms of study) presenting visions about life by creating correspondences between #indigenous , #scientists , #academics and #ancestors all together • mediated by Ailton Krenak • #sustainability • #inconscientecoletivo#tribal#wisdom#music
The paisley is powerfully symbolic, sophisticated and almost immortal in fashion. It's affiliation with the Beatles gives it this rock and roll personality. The Zoroastrians consider it a symbol of fertility. In fashion, it is and will always be the definition of sophisticated boheme. For Nayna, it brings back memories of her mother's Persian shawls and her grandfather's vibrant silk ties that always caught everyone's attention.
In our third look, we pay homage to the paisley, re-interpreting it in the most intricate embroidery pattern with details traditionally found only in couture. The embroidery is further enhanced with hand-done appliques creating the most elegant textures. This is Unstitched at its Finest.
Pre-booking starts on Monday, November 19th iA at 11PM at www.crimson.com.pk