There is a huge difference in meaning between “indigenous”, “aboriginal” and “Aboriginal”, do your learning/research…indigenous is all inclusive of all and anyone born in a country. Aboriginal with a capital A, is a unique identifier in the English speaking language, to those aboriginal peoples , specific and only to Australia. In this usage, Aboriginal with a capital A is a noun, not an adjective, whereas aboriginal people, is aboriginal descriptive of a particular grouping within a country of indigenous People born to/in a country.
Understand what you’re saying/meaning if and when using English, especially in reference to Australia.
If, we want to understand and realise what an occupied country and its people are in the extreme, we cannot ignore what has happened in Palestine, and what continues to be done by Israel, with the ongoing support of so-called allies colluding with the invading occupation, the UK, USA, Australia, France, and the silent countries that are complicit and just as guilty for the human tragedy being carried out, illegally, yet sanctioned and silenced by the UN.
Other recent examples of such viral occupations are the “mongrel breed” Indonesians in West Papua, and the invasion and break-up of most of the Middle East into newly formed “countries”, after having been COLONised by various occupiers from Europe.
Let’s not forget, even modern day Australia is an occupied and settled country. The alieNations have spread their seed of greed and exploitation in every country globally, like a virus that is toxic an parasitic in its endeavours to own and control all living lands and resources, for their own needs, no matter the means and the methods of invading, infecting, settling and nesting, controlling the preceding indigenous people in those places.
“Their” rot has well and truly contaminated the very psyche of this, their “prison planet”, and corrupted the essence of being human.
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 … 🪃🔥👣
COLONisation, the most insidious, covert conSPIRITcy & “virus” known to humankind. 10,OOO years of contamiNATIONS & ALIENations.
“Palaeontology exposed the Great Forgetting. Palaeontology made it clear that mankind had not arrived on Planet Earth when civilisation emerged. We had lived for a very long time, millions of years in fact, in a completely different way. Mankind hadn’t fallen from the natural state into primitive living. That was how we began.
“Looking back on it one could assume that the exposure of the Great Forgetting would have been a momentous discovery. It should have shook the very foundations of our way of thinking, the very foundations of our culture. One could have assumed that this would have led to some fundamental changes about who we are and how we should live.
“But it didn’t. The Great Forgetting just got explained away. Instead of admitting that two very different and legitimate ways of living had been adopted by mankind in his history the thinkers of the 19th Century came up with this: man may have been born into this world as a primitive savage but he was destined to become a civilisation builder.
“In essence they said: “Who cares that we didn’t arrive as a civilisation builder. It was our destiny to become a civilisation builder. Now that we are here who cares what went before us. Those people that lived before us were just a precursor to us. They weren’t important.”
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).
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.