Hey guys 👋
I’m stoked that I’ll be leading the #wanderlust108 event in Brisbane this Oct 20th at #orleighpark 🙌
It will be a epic day kicking off with a 5km run 🏃🏻♀️🏃🏽♂️ followed by mass yoga class with me 🤸🏽♀️🤸🏼♂️
& meditation led by the amazing @irene_ais 🧘🏾♀️🧘🏼♂️
I hope to see all of you #Brisbane yogi’s there!!
For TICKETS please head to @wanderlustausnz and click on the link in their bio.
Much love 💙🙏
@aloyoga 📷 @arterium
Still bringing them home…
Saturday 26 May marks the twenty first anniversary of the tabling in Federal Parliament of the Bringing Them Home report into the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. The inquiry was headed by Sir Ronald Wilson, President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and Mick Dodson, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
Sorry Day was first held on 26 May 1998, exactly one year later, to ensure that the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, which began as early as the mid-1800s and continued until as late as the 1970s, would not be forgotten.
Sorry Day is an important moment to remember the past policies of forced child removal, to reflect on the sad and painful history of the Stolen Generations, and recognise moments of resilience, healing and the power of saying Sorry.
Although laws specifically designed to remove Indigenous children from their families were officially repealed decades ago, as far as Indigenous people are concerned, their children continue to be removed through the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Due to the entrenched disadvantage and ongoing dispossession of Indigenous Australians, contemporary laws continue to discriminate against Indigenous families where raising children is concerned.
Brisbane-based Indigenous organisation Link-Up (QLD) will be once again commemorating Sorry Day on Friday 25 May with a special service to be held on the site of Cranbrook House, an Aboriginal Girls Hostel in Orleigh Park, West End. Keynote speaker will be Dr Ros Kidd, author of the books Black Lives Government Lies and The Way We Civilise. Dr Kidd will be supported by other speakers including Sam Watson, Chair of Link-Up (QLD’s) Board of Directors; Ben Mitchell, Co-Chair of the NATIONAL NAIDOC Committee; and Nadia Currie and Lenny Dahlen from Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak.
So long, see you tomorrow...
I used this as the caption the last time I was leaving here and I couldn’t think of anything else appropriate to mark my departure tonight.
It’s been an amazing two and so weeks - catching up with folks up and down the country.
I did get asked a fair bit why I was here my reply being simply catching up with family and friends.
On reflection it was a little more than that : I was a little bit nostalgic for the time I spent here - to put it succinctly I was a little bit homesick because in all fairness this is home for me.
As such this was a home coming of sorts 😊
For now though it’s goodbye again...
Until tomorrow 💕