🌴🌴From Heneba [Kaizi's daughter]
I literally watched my parents cure (be rid of) my sister from headlice through primary school with this simple home remedy!! C'mon we all been there and I'm sure there's some parents out there wanting something natural to be rid of headlice! Tea tree & Eucalyptus oils are a very strong extract, natural antiseptic and has the potential to burn skin if applied neat. The pure coconut oil is a great carrier oil that is gentle & the most efficient when diluting with essential oils. This Coconut, Tea Tree & Eucalyptus blend has worked wonders through our schooling life as a family. So give it a try and see what suits your skin. 🌴🌴
Just like that it’s time to go...Oh TI, I will miss you so. Many years ago I bought a Seaman Dan CD and I used to listen to it in my kitchen and smile at that song, TI taxi driver going round and round, a giant traffic circle in a tiny town....well, how many times have I walked that ring road now? It’s been such a powerful experience to be here, challenging at times, but always real. Yupla will always be in my heart. Thank you for entrusting me with the care and teaching of your children these last 5 years....my parting gift...a new mural for the school using all the little ceramic tiles those clever picaninis have been making in class. I’ve been blessed to be their teacher. #thursdayisland#torresstrait#tagaicollege#ceramics#handmadetiles#art#childrensart#artteacherlife#ivegitblistersonmyfingers
Tomorrow I compete in my 6th Powerlifting competition at @thestrengthfortress Team Championships. Personally I’ve definitely had the toughest prep to date, having to deal with Shingles and Salmonella at either ends of prep, alas I’m happy with what @alexhayes_lift and I have put together and I’m more than excited to take the platform tomorrow with #teamHAYES
2 months ago, @willfcooper and I combined together to create an initiation to empower Indigenous Australians in the sport of Powerlifting. We contacted @blackfitfitness - a non government funded organisation who assist in closing the gap with Indigenous Australian health via providing the youth with means of education, clothing, school clinics, books, toothbrushes, funding community visits, sponsoring sporting teams, the list goes on!
Both Will and I, being proud Indigenous people in the sport of Powerlifting, believe it’s important to motivate, educate and empower ALL Australians on not only improving their physical health but mental health as well. We agreed what better way to express our passion to close the gap, by promoting the company @blackfitfitness on our @titanpower81 soft suits at both our competitions this weekend. A massive thanks to Ivan from Titan Support Systems Inc for helping us put together such a strong message.
Overall, both Will and I want to show pride to our mob about the sport of Powerlifting and live a healthy lifestyle, which is every single person in @powerliftingaustralia . We hope the suits will encourage our people to be motivated and begin their journey in exercising. Thanks everyone for the support. #stronganddeadly#aboriginal#torresstrait#powerliftingaustralia
“Life of an Islander!!!”.
Found my old school lino prints and are readily available if interested 👍🏽. All works are titled in language and carved by myself and printed by myself so it’s all original and authentic 💯.
PRINT 1 “MOEGI ULUKAAL”
Price - $100 (SOLD)
This print tells the story of a small herd of dugong. We as hunters observe and document everything through oral knowledge with no theory books for the next generation. A small herd of dugongs can be seen in the shallows feeding and/or in the deep preparing to mate or feeding but most of the time staying close from predators.
Price - $100 (SOLD)
This print represents my totem “Thupmul” and my extended families “Koedaal”. We as Badhulgal have a significant relationship to the sea and it’s animals.
Price - $100 (SOLD)
This print represents the turtle mating season. As a hunter my father taught my brothers and I signs from the land, sea and sky. All three elements intertwine with each other in a significant way for the season. From migrating birds, star constellations, flowers blossoming to which specific bird calls out in the morning from a certain direction as well as the wind direction.
Price - $200 (SOLD)
This print represents spearfishing when we are diving for crayfish I. The Torres Strait.
TORRES STRAIT ISLAND RAISED. I was blessed with the best childhood a kid could have because of my parents and I hope to do the same one day for my future kids.
Living in the city is amazing but lately I been feeling disconnected from the earth itself and the wonders it has. The city grind and pleasures will drain your money and eat you up. Be sure to take a few moments a week or month to step away from it. Regather your thoughts and recharge. .
I got this tattoo to represent me and my siblings living the joy and freedom we have. .
💉🎨 @christian_favaro .
Moa Island sunset 🌅. Watched the sunset most afternoons from this spot near the boat ramp. Didn’t bring my camera every time because I do enjoy just sitting and watching, soaking it all in with my eyes instead of through a lense. This day I bought the camera down, zoomed in to 400mm and cracked the shutter just before the sun dipped below the horizon. #exploretnq#thisisqueensland#seeaustralia#moa#travelqld#torresstrait#takemetoaustralia
With only 2 days to go I’m finding time to rest is proving to be harder and harder each day. But that’s okay as a short term thing, make sure you always make time for what’s important . For me that’s my husband, family and friends.What’s most important to you ? I like the background print on this fabric, it reminds me of our island mats made from coconut leaves . 100% cotton to keep you cool this summer. Is anyone else suffering in this heat ! #2days#pacificfabrics#island#fabric#torresstrait
It has been fun traveling across the state with these crazies, delivering our Regional Staff Network meetings.
@sparkhealthaus you are definitely in the health entertainment business and damn good at it. While you’re at it folks, check out @clothingthegap .
4 days away has me reflecting on the journey so far. What most see is the tip of the iceberg. I think it’s safe to say that most business men and women will tell you there’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes of establishing and running a business, no matter the size. It’s not just the late night finishes or early morning starts but all that happens in between. But I am thankful for the support from family and friends. Together we are stronger. #pacificfabrics#torresstrait#island#fabric#4days
AUSTRALIA PHOTO SERIES: 2
When we first got to Sydney, the Dance Rites competition was happening at the Sydney Opera House. Dance Rites is a two-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island dance and culture. It was a good intro to get a peak into the wide ranging cultural diversity of the First Nations Australians and Torres Strait people! Their dances were hype, a simultaneous blend of chants, straight rhythms songs, movements and instruments. There were also some native relatives from turtle island performing, they australian crown went lost their marbles over the pow wow dancers.
Names and Nations of Performers:
Photo 1,2,4 - Buuja Buuja Butterfly (Wiradjuri, New South Wales)
Photo 3 - Ngaran Ngaran Dancers (Yuin/ Ngarrugu, New South Wales
Photo 5,8 - Meurum Murray Island Dance Group (Torres Strait, Queensland)
Photo 9 - Leonard Sumner - Little Saskatchewan First Nation, MB, CAN
Photo 10 - Chicken Dancer - Indigenous Enterprise, Mesa, AZ.