So-called “indigenous recognition” is just another political ploy—a route to assimilation and equalising of the cultures and minimising any chance … More
“This white-Australia is a savage nation where it concerns Aborigines, and it won’t change simply because some of our people … More
“The term ‘cultural respect’ refers to the recognition, protection and continued advancement of the inherent rights, cultures and traditions of … More
Major mining, agribusiness and tourist corporations have long demanded unrestricted access to Aboriginal land, an end to communal ownership and a ready supply of cheap labour.
The High Court of Australia in the Mabo decision recognised the fact that Australia was occupied when the British came here and that the land (and the seas) continued to be cared for, occupied, utilised and identified as the land of different tribal groups, operating in accordance with their customary laws and traditions.
I really believe that emotions can create chemical reactions in the body. If we don’t face those emotions, it can create sicknesses… So for Aboriginal people, the whole of life is a spiritual experience, and so the whole of sickness is a spiritual process. The spirit can not be in balance if it is out of balance with the body.
Was working with a traditional Aboriginal woman the other week. Went to p/u to take home from a “women’s business” … More