Paying my respects ‘Historically there were eight tribes that occupied Greater Shepparton, consisting of the Yorta Yorta, Bangerang, Kalitheban, Wollithiga, Moira, Ulupna, Kwat Kwat, Yalaba Yalaba and Nguaria-iiliam-wurrung clans, all of which spoke the Yorta Yorta language.
Under the Victorian State Government's Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation are recognised as the Registered Aboriginal Party for the land compromising Greater Shepparton, and represent the 8 clan groups.’ #shepparton#victoria#traditionalowners#aboriginal#payingmyrespect#proud#culture#alwayswasalwayswillbe
This work is going under the hammer this Friday from 6ish at Neon Parlour gallery as part of an art auction by The Greens to raise funds for the campaign to re-elect Lidia Thorpe to the seat of Northcote. The first indigenous woman to be elected to the state parliament has lost no time in bringing the vital issue of treaty to the fore. I believe that this underpins every action politically and legally in the country and the lack of treaty is a continuation of contempt for the Australian First Nations. The re election of Lidia will show political will towards righting this wrong and a capacity for the nation to come of age in responsibility and compassion. The painting is oil on canvas 40x40cm and is titled Forest fire. I’ve been reading about the forensic tracking of the ignition point of vast forest fires in Chloe Hooper’s remarkable book The Arsonist and reflecting about the heavy impact on our environment due to wildfires caused not just by arsonists but by neglect and by the removal of the indigenous fire system that had crafted and worked the land for maximum yield for thousands of years. #alwayswasalwayswillbe#lidiathorpe#thegreens#forestfire#oiloncanvas#pyrocene#twofires#wildfire
It was an absolute honour to play even a minor part in this amazingly powerful display of culture. Massive thanks to the ridiculously talented, strong and insightful women @nicolemonks and @krissytownsend for welcoming me, and allowing me to contribute. #gratitude#alwayswasalwayswillbe#Repost @nicole_monks
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The gathering, the burn, the transformation :) thanks for the pic photo credit @suwenleong @sculpturebythesea @107projects
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Eriel Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation): “With these extractive industries we have the continued intimidation tactics of government in collusion with corporations...At the same time, you can see the continued power and strength of our communities that are willing to hold the line, and not just hold the line, but to build the futures that we want. We don’t have to accept the status quo of oil and gas. We don’t have to accept the status quo of these industries in our backyards.”
Eriel Deranger, Executive Director of moderates a panel entitled “Belly of The Beast,” at the Protecting Mother Earth Conference, featuring Indigenous panelists who are leading fights to protect their communities from petro-chemical industries. •
LIBBY HARWARD in ‘A Plant is a Community’
Sat 03 Nov 1-5pm. Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Libby Haward who is a Ngugi woman from the Quandamooka, will share findings, analysis and thoughts from her research residency at the Botanical Gardens site. Libby will lead an artist walk to visit her installed works throughout the Gardens. Through her practice of Gangga (a Yugambeh/Bundjalung word that best translates as “to call out and to hear simultaneously”), and Ganggalanji which extends this action to thinking, she will reflect on the colonial practices of planting for a controlled aesthetic, and how it interacts with the inter-relationship of the flora and fauna that occupy country. It is Libby’s intention to utilise sound and language to understand some things about the interactions and what they might be communicating in an as-yet unheard sovereign dialogue about colonisation, display, danger, and resistance.
Images courtesy of the artist. For more visit www.libbyharward.art"
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Today I got to do something really special and visit the Wadjemup burial ground. From 1838 to 1931 almost 4000 Aboriginal men and boys from across Western Australia were imprisoned at Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) the island became a rigid and harsh penal colony and many of the men never returned to their homelands. I first heard this story in the Kimberly, where the loss of these men is still felt. It meant a lot to me to be able to physically follow this story to its end. Some of the men were freedom fighters, some were lore men, some were taking cattle to feed their families as their traditional food sources were decimated by agriculture, some men never knew why they'd been imprisoned. The burial ground is being cared for and restored in stages by representative Aboriginal groups. Here's hoping they get funding to complete this work and begin to heal the hurt this place has harboured for so long. #rottnestisland#alwayswasalwayswillbe#reconciliation
AmaZing night seeing @mojojujumusic 😍 for the first time in nipaluna/Hobart with great peeps! @ditadeadly @saakabylychandragieseman 💜💜@republicbarcafe . Last times were Newy 08/09!!! Great to be there with other Newy crew from Lake Cowal Protest days..Georgia and Stitch etc (not on insta) 💖. #MojoJuJu is seriously amazing. As a White settler these stories are not my stories and I mostly hung back. They are powerful, inspiring, important stories that are so relevant and timely with all of the racist BS going on in our govt and communities right now! They are the stories and struggles of my friends, families and exlovers and they need to be heard. Stories of First Nations & First Gen Migrants. Get out there and listen if you have not yet heard Mojo JuJu!
There is so much power in vulnerability. Things need to change in this country!
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The Arapaho tribe were a strong, formidable people who had secret warrior societies. The Arapaho tribe fiercely resisted the white encroachment of the Great Plains together with their allies the Cheyenne and the Sioux. The names of the most famous chiefs of the Arapaho tribe included Niwot (aka Chief Left Hand), Little Raven and Chief Sharp Nose.
The Arapaho (Hocak Pajoke) tribe they were once a farming people who lived in the location of the Red River Valley of northern Minnesota. Early in the 1800's they migrated to the Great Plains and completely changed their lifestyle by adopting the nomadic existence of the buffalo hunters. During the migration to the Great Plains the tribe split into two divisions. The Northern Arapaho were called the Nank'haanseine'nan meaning the "Sagebrush People". The Southern Arapaho were called the Noowunenno simply meaning the "Southern People". There was considerable conflict between the different tribes of the Great Plains but eventually the Arapaho tribe formed a strong alliance with the Sioux and the Cheyenne. Their mutual enemies were the Crow, Pawnee, Shoshone and Ute tribes - and of course the whites. The Arapaho tribe were a warlike people with eight secret warrior societies that were graded by age. Each of these secret societies had its own medicine bundles that contained contained various herbal remedies and items used in Smudging Rituals. The medicine pouches also contained sacred items representing sacred animal spirits for good luck, protection and strength in battle
CHARCOAL LANE || Now you know The Royals visited, if you’re unfamiliar, let’s tell you about Charcoal Lane, Gertrude Street. .
For close to a decade Charcoal Lane has been a place of employment and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. The name Charcoal Lane, documented in an @archieroachmusic song, has significance as a local meeting place in Aboriginal community folklore. .
Put this restaurant on your list. Better yet, make a booking. The menu is seasonal and draws on the best of native Australian food. In turn you’re helping vulnerable young people achieve their potential and gain long-term independence. .
There is also fabulous event coming up on 25th October by @mission_aust featuring Songman Dave Arden performing and raising funds for the Ruby Hunter Foundation. .
Auntie Ruby was an international singer, songwriter who performed with her talented lifetime partner, Archie Roach. Ruby Hunter's Dream was to provide opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and grass roots people in the way of studys, art, culture, music, dance, film making, and theatre, in the hope of securing a successful career in the entertainment industry. .
Tickets can be purchased through @eventbriteanz https://lnkd.in/gCVXTfw
Give them a follow @charchoallanefitzroy