The “his-story” of Aboriginals of Gondwana is re-presented in the living memory of experiences, my history, my Mother’story, my Grandmother’s story, my “dreaming”, yOUR Tjukuuritja Tjukurrpa, my Djumall’s metaphysical “presence” …. All this and much more is not a recent cover-up …. Living “history” is alive and embodied in the living re-presentatives known as Aboriginal, aboriginal and/or indigenous beings still living, being within the flesh. The “stories” may have been lost — [as Max Igan said] — through “knowing” is not via intellectual rational mind/thinking … 🪃🔥👣
you can take the person from Country, but you can’t take Country from their soul ❤️💛🖤 🪃🔥👣
Sickness From The North
This is an excerpt from a commentary/paper I wrote some years ago, “The Sickness of The Lost”.
Brothers in The Cause
Brothers in The Cause … though in our different ways and paths, we grew to respect each other in a way that is more often felt, not spoken. Many times during many years, crossing-over, passing-by, and then often joining on common ground. (Sadly one of my comrades passed recently . I was honoured to have invited him & wife as my guests to this particular event in 2018).
So, what exactly is Traditional art & musical Instruments
The melding/blending of cultural “traditions” seems to be the way of humans across the world and throughout the history of “contact” or “conquest”. An inevitability… like the “westernisation” of 1st nations people more recently… the “Koori law” as noted by a Sydney born/raised “elder” from Redfern called it, is not the same as “you mob in the west & NT who still have your traditional ways/practices and Lore”. so-called Aboriginal “urban culture” blends hip-hop, rap, other “people’s” instruments , styles, speech, musical form, art (eg. graffiti art) in contemporary music/artistry under the term Aboriginal music/artists, yet apparently want to “claim” traditional ownership of certain “instruments/art forms”, whilst living within the acculturation process as such? Hmm …
“Statement from The Heart” not Supported
In 2017 the Anangu Tribal Elders asked for the name of Uluru Statement from the Heart to be changed. The Referendum Council and other government bodies that cooked-up the statement never asked for permission to have the convention at Yalara (near Uluru) or to use the Uluru name on the statement and the Council have turned their backs on the request to remove it.
So much for the statement really respecting culture! Aunty Alison Hunt, Desert Leader was asked to speak on behalf of the Anangu mob.
DJ (12 July 20200)