If you're free this Thursday night, come down to the @northcotesocialclub to support a community driven initiative from @deadlyevents.
The event will be raising funds for a community family who are needing our support financially - 100% proceeds go direct to this family.
Listen to some of this countries most beautiful artists + first nations story tellers.
Brett Lee, Maylene + Brad Anderson and Uncle Kutcha Edwards.
Raffle prizes: a yidaki, clap sticks via @yarn.bark , drum lessons via @bc_drumwarrior
7.50pm WTC Aunty Di
8pm Brett Lee
9.45pm Kutcha Edward's
Tix $20 on the door or online - link in bio
The Grand Depart of the inaugural Victoria Divide 550 will be Saturday February 16 at 6:00am, leaving from the Wurundjeri Spur Lookout on the Kew Boulevard. After passing through the traditional lands of the Woiworung (Wurundjeri), Taungurung, Gunai-Kurnai and Waveroo people, the route will terminate at the Wangaratta V-Line station. #alwayswasalwayswillbe#vicdivide550#bikepacking#bikepackingaustralia#outsideisfree
Mama and baby 'roo. My very most favorite 😭 Australian animals will always have an extra special place in my heart. Fun fact - if Cave were a female, his middle name would have been Roo.
It is a privilege to live here. A privilege we should never take for granted. Never ever forgetting the ugly truth of this beautiful place. #alwayswasalwayswillbe ❤💛
Here’s a still from a short film I made with the help of Lismore Tafe Screen and Media 5 years ago! called The Ab-Sorption Method starring Mereki Rose and Kerrieanne Cox playing my great grandmother and her sister about their dispersion and how they survived the putrid racism in Australia during 20th century #decolonize#australia#gomeroi#alwayswasalwayswillbe#aboriginalland
I promised a post with Lilla Watson's quote. Lilla is a Murri Aboriginal activist, and an academic who has worked towards the advancement of women, (International Women's Network), and Indigenous issues,(World Conference of Indigenous Peoples' Education [in Canada]). Lilla's work spans so many areas - teaching and counselling prisoners, on the Parole Board for Corrective Services, Qld Art Gallery, Senate of Qld University, Board of the State Library.
Lilla's quote was in response to being asked by White Australia, "what can we do to help?" (See slide 2).
Slide 3 is a simple version of Maslow's Heirarchy, (first developed in 1943). People must have their needs which form part of the lower heirarchies, fulfilled, BEFORE they can attend to needs higher up.
Think about the class/race system in Australia. Think about what demographic of people, which parts of our population sit where.
I think we can agree that due to the effects of attempted genocide of Australia's First Nations Peoples, and the continued attacks on Indigenous communities by the gov't, many Indigenous Australians cannot have their Psychological needs met, (middle tier), let alone their Basic needs, (bottom tier).
If Indigenous people are given the opportunity to work towards their self-fulfillment needs, (top tier), they're often met with further systemic, institutionalised racism that effectively makes mastery of that tier extremely difficult.
How tired would you be? Add ancestral trauma to that. Lack of representation in Parliament. Racism and deaths in police custody and the criminal justice system.
The five-stage model was changed in the 70's (fyi).
I hope this post helps to make it is easier for white people, allies, to understand Lilla's message.
"Matibay ang walis, palibhasa'y magkabigkis."
"A broom is sturdy because its strands are tightly bound". People gain strength by standing TOGETHER 👊✊💪
After breakfast Al and I took a trip down memory lane. The green terrace house on Abercrombie was where @3dogsbums and I were living with our lovely dog Scout when 9/11 happened. Then to Carriageworks Markets where the kombucha is on tap #stupidhipsters#gentrification#alwayswasalwayswillbe
Dreams are our only geography ~ our native land. 🌿 🌞 🍃 🍂 🌾 🌿 🌲 Today we spent three hours climbing up and over boulders, listening to the volunteer Rangers, falling over trees and breathing in the wide open sky.
We learnt about slug migration during drought, wildflower pollination, ferry tracks, and the Guringai Aboriginal rock art and whale engravings.
Muogamarra Nature Reserve is open just 12 days a year, preserving the fragile ecosystems & Aboriginal cultural heritage.
Heart full and privilege humbled to see the history surrounding my place of birth, the land my Liz brought me into. . thank you for sharing this with us 🙌🏾
Today’s @thentnews: Tides turn to fishing permits “The fishermen shouldn’t be really worried — they should come and consult with us, work with us, plan with us. We want to join with you, we want to develop and to work with you and care for this land. Fishermen are really worried, they think, ‘oh, they’re taking away the power’. No. We do have our own rights to have plans for our land and for economic things.” - Madarrpa clan elder Djambawa Marawili.
It’s 10 years since the watershed Blue Mud Bay case appeal win in Australia’s High Court, which gave traditional owners including Marawili powers to tend and control long tracts of the NT coastline up to the intertidal zone — such as to the low tide mark.
Read today’s @thentnews #linkinbio#aboriginal#northernterritory#topend#coast#sea#fishing#seamanagement#alwayswasalwayswillbe#barramundi#ntnews
Take me back to DAAF. An amazing and enriching experience rubbing shoulders with some of Australia’s authentic Indigenous Artists. Learnt the ancient and labour intensive art of basket weaving and took home some beautiful Artworks. Thanks for having me @darwinartfair. Till next year! #art#artist#aboriginalart#daff#alwayswasalwayswillbe @milingimbiart @milingimbiartandculture
Sometimes I get so involved looking down for tiny flowers and fungi, that I forget to look up and take in the bigger picture, the rocks that have been here forever and the patterns formed by erosion over thousands of years!
I also need to acknowledge our First Nations peoples whose land I walk on and enjoy in the Blue Mountains - the traditional land of the Gundungurra, Darkinjung, Darug and Wiradjuri peoples.
Country: Bundjalung-Worimi Saltwater Woman
Hometown: Central Coast NSW
The Real bumped into Phoebe during NAIDOC Week and got to chatting about her involvement with Indigenous youth climate change network, @seedmob . Read more at our site (link in bio).
I’ve had the absolute privilege of being able to serve and work away in North East Arnhem Land at the 2018 Garma Festival. It’s been an indescribable experience being lucky enough to learn and share with the Yolngu people, and camp on their land at Gulkula.
The time spent away was truely special and something that will always be sacred to those I shared with in that incredible space.
My beautiful Dad and brother even drove 1000km from Darwin to come and visit, another beautiful memory I’ll never forget!
A piece of learning I’d love to share from Richard Flanagan at Garma - ‘The world is being undone before us... and if we here in Australia do not reimagine ourselves we will be undone too.
It is at this moment of peril that we have been presented with an extraordinary opportunity rarely given to the nations, a way of reinventing our country in a way that makes us stronger, more democratic and more inclusive’. 👣 ❤️💛🖤 #alwayswasalwayswillbe