“When an Elder, a Tjamu, a ngangkaṟi dies their library returns to the Earth — until their return.”
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 … 🪃🔥👣
you can take the person from Country, but you can’t take Country from their soul ❤️💛🖤 🪃🔥👣
This is an excerpt from a commentary/paper I wrote some years ago, “The Sickness of The Lost”.