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Hi BFR. 

My family is travelling to Adelaide and would like to learn something of the indigenous culture of the area. Can anyone recommend a place/tour that we could attend? 

Thanks

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It would be wonderful to be able to meet & access, info, tours & F N ppl who can tell us some of their stories or show us places we are allowed showing their history, everywhere in Australia. Sometimes seeing things & meeting/listening to F N ppl is a better understanding, than just being told about things.

I had hoped to do something similar when I was travelling to Australia and stayed with a friend in Adelaide for a few weeks, but couldn't find anything either time I went. Would love there to be something though!

Museum of South Australia has the records of the Tindale Expeditions, which includes records of songlines, territory lines, cultural practices, video footage etc...

Just drive and talk to any Blackfella you see. They're all real and they all have a different story.

Tandanya is a good place to visit and the botanical gardens has a aboriginal trail in it.

Or the sa museum has an exhibition on but finishes about mid july.

Wiljani Conservation Park is on Peramangk country and you can see scar trees there still.

Tandanya, Indigenous Gallery is amazing. www.tandanya.com.au/

Warriparinga and Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.

Just pull up on the fringes...theyll come to you

Alkira Austin Jessica Hull

Betty Sumner

Be safe Val ♥️

https://www.facebook.com/nswpoliceforce/posts/10154937766286185:0

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Hope she is found and back home with her family soon - will share widely.

No.more public transport for our youth please...God listens Now...

Beautiful little girl! Father Please keep your angles around her.

Driftwood Didgeridoo
Parliament of Victoria
The awesome Clinton Pryor continues walking with the Ancestors for truth and justice.
Inboxed from Rusty 😂😂😂

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Ha! Classic👏

Inya AmbahMorganson 😂

🤣🤣👏🏾

Aaron Hooper Yours💪🏾😂😂😂

Maz 😂

Margaret Pickett

Video shows girl, 9, pleading for help because kids 'punched' her

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TOO YOUNG TO BE SAD. TEACHERS SHOULD BE LOOKING AT WHO AND WHAT. . SHE IS A LITTLE BLACK PRINCESS. I AM A ABORIGINAL MAN AND CLAIM TO BE . BUT I AM WHITER THAN SHE IS. I COPPED IT TOO. BUT NOW US DARK ONES GOT POWER.

Evil little shits but I bet she is much beautiful in every way than the bullies...they jealous of her.

Omg beautiful girlxx

16 hours ago

Boomerang Justice Returns 2

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First black African senator warns about welfare trap in maiden speech

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I believe their South Africa's Apartheid Policy was based on the 1905 Aborigines Act Western Australia.

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Come along to Airport West Football Clubs NAIDOC Week Match

Includes a 2 course lunch, with special guest Michael OLoughlin and Peter Burgoyne.

Saturday 1 July, 12-2pm
Tickets $50, limited seating, call Wendy on 0408 547 331 to avoid disappointment!

The lunch will be followed by a match, with players wearing a specially designed NAIDOC jumper.

See attached poster for further information. Please forward to your networks
https://www.facebook.com/behindthegamefc/posts/1704769189537499:0

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Where were the Indigenous players last night??? I missed them and Australia missed out with a draw.

Such a beautiful man 💜

#SorryNotSorry🤣😂🤣😂

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Take those stupid safety bars off and ban the climbing of this sacred rock

Just to let you all know Were taking down the post featuring the lady with the evil twin. Weve been contacted by two members of her family who have said shes not a racist, that she has FN family members, and that her costume was turned into something awful by the Pub, who gave it a meaning it was not intended to have.

The mask in question is Blue, not black. Its all been a horrible mistake. 

Heres an apology from the pub that another BFR Mob-member shared with us.

To the woman who has been dragged through the mud for no reason at all. I as BFRs admin apologise for not researching this story before posting it. I am truely sorry for any sadness it has caused you and your family.

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Yeh, nah. I have kept copies of all the comments made by the familiy members. Such BS. We should call this out for what it is, irrespective of if they have FN Family members. No excuses.

I don't care what yas all say myself being Aboriginal and I know her personally and She is NOT A RACIST she's far from a racist.... ffs she has Aboriginal family herself and she sees everyone as equals ....

I didn't see the costume but it doesn't sound good. It sounds like COMMON SENSE and SENSITIVITY were not on the minds of those involved that day, or likely any other day, regardless of the excuse.

The staff member who wrote that post no doubt is no longer employed. The pub as a business have posted an unreserved apology and the woman in the photo has also spoken about it. This page has recognised that. If you don't accept apologies and any attempts at making amends you set a dangerous precendent. When people accept their wrongdoing when you point it out, and promise to take that on board, you've already won.

I don't believe they are being true. I went to their page to look for the photo to comment but it was gone. In another photo they had 3 women workers there sticking their tongues out to mimic what the Mouri do - they were pulling fierce faces as well. I think the behaviour of stereotyping other cultures is part of their every day practice there and they either aren't aware or (I suspect more true) don't care.

Ok...had to read through alot of comments to finally understand what is actually going on here. The evil twin on the womans back is wearing a nsw blues mask. ITS BLUE not black. The lighting plus the pubs comments has delibetately made it look racist.

Pub very much at fault then. It's one thing to interpret it as a racist costume, but it's quite another to reward it because of that interpretation. That remains a very concerning issue.

This and the actual post and the comments it inspired is indicative of why others don't seem to show enough respect or consideration of the Aboriginal people, divisive and ignorant behaviour which just isn't acceptable, give yourself a big uppercut BFR

We all make mistakes and mostly can correct them. I wish to express my admiration to BFR and Kallangur Tavern for their quick reaction in retrieving the mistake while "hot".

People here still judging her!!! Until any of you know her you simply don't know and for that its just plain ignorance... Critical -

So if they knew it was racist why post it on their page? She's still stupid in my eyes

Haha haha. Yes, you can place your burning stakes and pitchforks down momentarily

There is a photo of ya racist costume go figure

You all realise it's a blues mask don't you?

Got no idea what this is all about⁉️⁉️⁉️🔥🖤🖤🖤

kallangur is a shithole anyway...

Intriguing...

I saw what was worn.

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Kefe

Ben Bath

We have provided an answer but thought we could use this question as a chance to educate .... so welcome to respond :) 

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Hi .... a work colleague of my wife became sick and passed away very quickly . He made it back to country before he passed . His family are now in sorry business . Can I ask about the traditions behind making it back to country and sorry business . We would like to know when it is appropriate to extend our condolences to his family .

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Bourke is his country.

As a white woman who grew up in Northern Queensland, I was taught to express my sympathy for the loss straight away (usually via word of mouth to a family member), then give quiet respect for the loss to the family for about three days while the word gets out & then where appropriate you help out by preparing food, having mourners stay at your house or assisting in whatever way you can, (picking up & driving etc). I also think (again from a white woman's perspective), it's about respecting the person who passed & their immediate & extended family. If you don't know what to do then quietly ask someone. In my experience, a person around the same age as yourself is a good guide.

It's different in many areas/countries. We do not mention the deceased's name at all, and anyone with the same name will now go by a new name, but that is not to say your friends customs are the same. I agree with taking food to him & his family, and asking if you can assist with anything.

Can we know what country and or tribe this involves, before we can give an answer.

It totally depends on who they are and where Country is.

I saw this photo shared by a friend from another page of a beautiful sunset.  Remind you of anything?  Striking picture and striking similarity!

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Fantastic! Upside down technically speaking but absolutely beautiful. Thank you xo

2 days ago

Boomerang Justice Returns 2

What is one of the most influential Jewish person in the world's Corporate interest with needing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Recognised in the Australian Constitution?

In 2014 Mark Leibler “was named in the Jerusalem Post as one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world.”
www.kh-uia.org.il/En/…

Lets check out this Mark Leibler who seems to have more control over Australia than even Australian Prime Ministers.

Former politician Bob Carr came under fire by the Zionist Federation of Australia in which Leibler is a ‘life member’ after a public announcement “that they exercise undue political influence.” theconversation.com/broadening-the-context-of-australias-zionist-lobby-25538

On Mark Leibler's 'Linked In' account he describes himself as the following: -Mark Leibler AC is one of Australia's leading tax lawyers and corporate strategists. As senior partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler and head of its tax practice, he acts in the tax affairs of Australia's largest businesses and corporate leaders… He is National Chairman of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council and a Governor of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce. He is a past Chairman of the World Board of Trustees of the United Israel Appeal, a member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel and a member of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University. au.linkedin.com/in/mark-leibler-ac-084a4543

Mark Leibler spent over 10 years on the Board of Reconciliation Australia which is designed to free the Australian Government of financial debt for First Nations People and is now co-Chair of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.

Mark Leibler and your followers get your Zionist agenda hands off our Black Affairs and our Sovereignty!
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2 days ago

Natashia Corrigan

I challenge Today morning show to interview 1 Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Island personality/ celebrity every day during NAIDOC WEEK!! 🖤💛♥️
Christine Anu ; Jessica Mauboy; Emma Councillor - Donovan ; Linda Burney ; Archie Roach ; Adam Goodes ; Ernie Dingo; Deb Mailman; Isaiah Firebrace; Clinton Pryor etc...
There are a heap of us...
#TodayShowNAIDOCSpecial

Copy & Paste to make it happen!
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2 days ago

Boomerang Justice Returns 2

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Should ALWAYS listen to the original ways of Aboriginal people, they know how to manage the country with cool burnings etc!!👍😉

2 days ago

Voices of the 3%

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Im looking for Aboriginal and TSI specific work at the moment, particularly with youth.

I have such a drive to work for and represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders. My dream career is to work with them and provide them with the best opportunities which will allow them to excel. 

I just dont know where to apply to. The best I have is Youth Futures and Centre Care.

I really, really want to know about the services that make a difference because I desperately want to be a part of them.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Do you think your followers would have experience with services and would be able to tell me what ones were genuinely helpful, respectful, culturally appropriate and fit the same area I hope to go into?

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From the language of the post, I'm guessing the commenter is white. If I'm wrong, please ignore this. I think it's great you want to work with First Nations People. As white people we have so much to learn. I see the term, 'desperately' is used and for me, this suggests it would be useful to do some internal processing of one's own childhood, where you were desperate for connection, belonging etc. Most of what we think we 'desperately want' in life is a projection, at some level, of unmet childhood needs and wounding. I have found that doing this internal work frees us up from any sense of desperation to do the outer work, so that we approach it from a much more centred, authentic, rational place, and the difference is obvious to those we want to work with. From doing this work myself, I've arrived at realising working with my own white people, teaching about connection and belonging, things our culture has largely forgotten, along with teaching peaceful parenting, is going to be far more useful toward ending racism than anything I imagine I could offer FNP, but that's just me. This might not be what you thought you might hear as 'advice' but I think it's essential work for any white people who feel 'driven' to work with First Nations People, myself especially (and it doesn't mean you lose the drive, it just becomes 'cleaner and clearer') It would also be very, very useful to enrol in any sort of 'Language of Country' course Elder in your area is running.....and do lots of listening and VERY little talking. The people you meet also doing the course would be great to connect and network with. I warmly wish you all the very best and hope you find exactly the right place for you.

The inboxer sounds just like me... I have been researching courses to help me get into some kind of support role. I found an ATSI legal advocacy course that I am really interested in completing. So that led me to email local ATSI legal advocacy programs as well as asking the court and law firms about starting as a volunteer. Not sure if this helps but I know exactly how you feel!

Great idea, we need people's like you <3 set up your own business to achieve what your dream's to help!! Our outback and communities across Australia need people's with love ,respect ,empathy and compassion towards our 3% indigenous population! <3

what city do you live in? there's lots of Indigenous youth service providers in most major cities. the majority of mentoring/case management positions you only need a CERT 4 in Youth Work or equivalent. the burnout rate of mentors is high so they're always looking for passionate and dedicated workers.

If you are looking at volunteering work that's awesome, but to work specifically in the youth feild you need at least a diploma in youth counseling or youth justice. It is great to see that others can fall in and see the gap and the implications of this, in saying this speak to your local council or local youth community facilitators, they will be able to guide you in the right direction. I only wish there was more education available for indigenous people to assist with the gap as they know culture 100% better than us white folk, I would absolutely be in for assisting indigenous youth, what a priveledge it would be.

You know you can advocate for First Nation People no matter what field you work in. Gary Foley said in the 70s that white people are needed in their own town city etc. White people can have an idea that First Nations people are somewhere else but are often best supported right where you are now. Running off somewhere else can leave a hole where you can help. Just ny opinion. Peace.

From the propaganda the government and the media promote one is led to believe that there is employment for all, "jobs and growth". Sadly all hot air... Best of luck, no idea how to help. 🙁

There are lots of organisations that work with Indigenous youth including not-for-profits as well as local and state government organisations. Some organisations are run primarily by Indigenous people and some have more Eurocentric corporatised or bureaucratic governance structures. Some organisations work only with Indigenous youth but these are mostly in remote areas. There are an increasing number of mainstream youth services that have Indigenous specific services, particularly in urban or rural areas with a high proportion of Indigenous young people. No matter what the organisation, there is likely to be some conflict between the organisation's way of doing things and what local Indigenous families think is the right way to do things. This is because all organisations are limited by European legal frameworks. I am highlighting this because many people enter into community services jobs with Indigenous communities and, after beginning to understand some of the cultural complexities, feel a sense of hopelessness and frustration that they are 'getting nowhere' in their community work. It is important that anyone entering a community services role with Indigenous people understands that they are likely to feel pushed and pulled from both sides because, often, Indigenous ways of understanding the world are very different from European ways. If you can find an organisation that tries really hard to negotiate the cultural divide then start there. Aboriginal controlled organisations tend to do this pretty well. There are also a number of mainstream services that engage Aboriginal steering commitees or reference groups in meaningful ways (Wheatbelt Aboriginal Health Service in WA is an example of this). Those services are more likely engage in culturally reflective practise as they have committed to it at a management level.

Ngalla Maya in Perth is a fantastic organisation that assists First Nations people with training, employment and mentoring.

aimementoring.com/ I'm a mentor for AIME, it's brilliant. Check their website out. Good luck in your search ❤

If you are interested in WA - aboriginal and workforce development centre is a great resource i often use. You could also checkout deadly jobs on FB

There are a few positions in Karratha and Roebourne. Check out the Epic facebook page. Or feel free to msg me.

I'd love to work for indigenous peoples...

Country Needs People

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Sound great to me, a forever contract would be fair, and needed, thank you for caring for this land ❤️❤️❤️🌞👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

Well said 👍👍👍

🖤💛❤️

Mitchell

CJay's Vines

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They delete her page, but they won't delete the pro rape pages or the groups where women's naked pictures are shared (taken without consent)... hmmmm .... that's interesting.....

Go girl ....

Yay!!!!! She makes me laugh!!!!

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I saw that too Inarla. The show has some funny bits but overall the whole thing is full of stereotypes!

3 days ago

Blackfulla Revolution

Media Release
NAIDOC BEGINS WITH INDIGENOUS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MEETING IN CANBERRA TO DISCUSS TERTIARY EDUCATION ISSUES

Canberra – 19th of June – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from across the nation will meet with international students in Canberra on Monday 3rd of July to discuss shared issues in tertiary education.

Hosted by the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and sponsored by local Indigenous businesses, the inaugural National Student Conference and Indigenous Business Exhibition will bring together students, academics and business owners. This hopes to see Indigenous business sponsoring the success of Indigenous students, who will in turn become the next generation of corporate leaders.

Recent CIT Indigenous graduate turned University of Melbourne student Ethan Taylor has played a pivotal part in creating this event, working with CIT and prominent Indigenous organizations. Ethan believes the goals of this conference are twofold.

“This conference aims to highlight issues in tertiary education impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, but it also aims to connect Indigenous and international students, in order to create joint action against issues in the tertiary education system concerning both groups,” Ethan said.

Marking the first day of NAIDOC Week, the event will commence with a flag raising ceremony, followed by a panel discussion with Indigenous and international student representatives and workshops designed to break down the panel discussion and craft solutions to the issues raised. The event will also feature a business showcase where local Indigenous business men and women are able to connect their businesses and their journey to young, passionate Indigenous students and the wider ACT community.

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is a major partner of the event, with National President Nina Khairina viewing the Conference as an exciting opportunity for international students.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to join together with Indigenous students and push forward solutions to shared issues that we face,” Nina said.

The National Student Conference and Indigenous Business welcomes all interested in these issues to join in on the day, with the full schedule posted on the event’s Facebook page. For more information on the event,

Media enquiries:
Ethan Taylor/ 0458775652 / nationalconferencecanberra@gmail.com
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NAIDOC BEGINS WITH INDIGENOUS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MEETING IN CANBERRA TO DISCUSS TERTIARY EDUCATION ISSUES
 
Canberra – 19th of June – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from across the nation will meet with international students in Canberra on Monday 3rd of July to discuss shared issues in tertiary education.
 
Hosted by the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and sponsored by local Indigenous businesses, the inaugural National Student Conference and Indigenous Business Exhibition will bring together students, academics and business owners. This hopes to see Indigenous business sponsoring the success of Indigenous students, who will in turn become the next generation of corporate leaders.
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Recent CIT Indigenous graduate turned University of Melbourne student Ethan Taylor has played a pivotal part in creating this event, working with CIT and prominent Indigenous organizations. Ethan believes the goals of this conference are twofold.
 
“This conference aims to highlight issues in tertiary education impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, but it also aims to connect Indigenous and international students, in order to create joint action against issues in the tertiary education system concerning both groups,” Ethan said.
 
Marking the first day of NAIDOC Week, the event will commence with a flag raising ceremony, followed by a panel discussion with Indigenous and international student representatives and workshops designed to break down the panel discussion and craft solutions to the issues raised. The event will also feature a business showcase where local Indigenous business men and women are able to connect their businesses and their journey to young, passionate Indigenous students and the wider ACT community.
 
The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) is a major partner of the event, with National President Nina Khairina viewing the Conference as an exciting opportunity for international students.  
 
“It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to join together with Indigenous students and push forward solutions to shared issues that we face,” Nina said.
 
The National Student Conference and Indigenous Business welcomes all interested in these issues to join in on the day, with the full schedule posted on the event’s Facebook page. For more information on the event,
 
Media enquiries:
Ethan Taylor/ 0458775652 / nationalconferencecanberra@gmail.com

Here's another conundrum.

I'm about to 'tag on' to go to the station platform and come home, when I see a Noongar sister try to 'tag-off' and leave the station. Her 'smart rider' beeps .... she hasn't tagged off properly.

She's stopped by a young male guard. She insists she tried to tag-off and it didn't work. He doesn't check her card, or the machine to see whether she's telling the truth; he just takes out his infringement notice pad.

At this point I go over and ask to buy her a ticket. Nope. It's too bad, says the guard. She should have tagged on and she didn't ... that's obviously why she 'beeped' as she went through the barrier.

'Please.' I say. He doesn't listen. He's too busy telling the sister that if she snatches her card away, he'll arrest her.

A short female guard who's watching the proceedings fixes me with a blank stare and tells me, 'He's just doing his job.'

Yes he is. Giving out another pointless fine without any duty of care to check what he was told by the sister. 'You can appeal the fine,' he says to her, knowing that would be a pointless exercise in itself. It's possible the fine won't be paid and it will go up and up ... and we know where this potentially ends don't we.

'I'm so sorry I couldn't help sister,' I say, and hurry away, wishing I had had the presence of mind to snatch the fine off the guard, go upstairs to the office and pay it.

One solution to these little farces that play out daily would be to allow strangers to help out those in trouble. How could we do it? Could we pay tickets forward? Offer anonymous card top-ups?

Looking for ideas. In the meantime tomorrow I will pay her fine (they don't need to tell me her name but they'll find her).
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Heres another conundrum.

Im about to tag on to go to the station platform and come home, when I see a Noongar sister try to tag-off and leave the station. Her smart rider beeps .... she hasnt tagged off properly. 

Shes stopped by a young male guard. She insists she tried to tag-off and it didnt work.  He doesnt check her card, or the machine to see whether shes telling the truth; he just takes out his infringement notice pad. 

At this point I go over and ask to buy her a ticket. Nope. Its too bad, says the guard. She should have tagged on and she didnt ... thats obviously why she beeped as she went through the barrier.

Please. I say. He doesnt listen. Hes too busy telling the sister that if she snatches her card away, hell arrest her. 

A short female guard whos watching the proceedings fixes me with a blank stare and tells me, Hes just doing his job.

Yes he is. Giving out another pointless fine without any duty of care to check what he was told by the sister. You can appeal the fine, he says to her, knowing that would be a pointless exercise in itself.   Its possible the fine wont be paid and it will go up and up ... and we know where this potentially ends dont we.  

Im so sorry I couldnt help sister, I say, and hurry away, wishing I had had the presence of mind to snatch the fine off the guard, go upstairs to the office and pay it.

One solution to these little farces that play out daily would be to allow strangers to help out those in trouble.  How could we do it? Could we pay tickets forward? Offer anonymous card top-ups? 

Looking for ideas. In the meantime tomorrow I will pay her fine (they dont need to tell me her name but theyll find her).

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enquiries@transperth.wa.gov.au Here is an email address where you could request the standard procedure & a copy of their customer charter. Hopefully you can get in contact with the relevant area to review the legitimacy of the fine.

Grab the officer's details along with the facts & lodge a complaint. If the machine is faulty then you are protected under consumer law. If the officer was intimidating, used discriminatory language, unprofessional or used excessive force then definately seek legal advice. My blood boils at the lack of humanity & commonsense. What a caring action you have pursued.

All too common with transperth. I've seen them tell people to "just buy a ticket at the next station" of course those people are white. Meanwhile our mob get fines for having the wrong ticket. Not that they didn't have a ticket but it was the wrong ticket.

The same thing happened to me years ago, because I got a concession ticket (that I was entitled to at the time) but didn't bring my Smartrider (genuinely forgot it). Tried to reason with the officer who issued it, showed concession sticker on student card, even the cardboard Centrelink Healthcare concession card, no dice. For a saving of $1.50 had I been on the scam, I ended up with $100 fine - that I couldn't afford - that then turned into a $200 fine. Tried to appeal, I was rejected. Because I couldn't pay the fine, my driver's license was suspended. For a $1.50 saving I was entitled to, I lost my license and had a $200 fine (which is particularly problematic when you're back in the rural where you can't get anywhere without access to a car). It is a ridiculously unfair system.

Some machines don't work either I've stood and tried to tag off and so have other and we all walk off. So f... wrong.

Its insanely to get a ticket written, you just dispute them by mail and they're equally as easy to have dissolved

My heart goes out to her. I'm lost for words, it's so unnecessarily cruel

Perth city there is an African guard. He was going to give me a fine but spoke with me for 20mins and let me go. He's worked there years and is good. Some of them though don't care. What you did was really kind. But sadly the outcome doesn't surprise me

What a wonderful person you are for caring and helping. I think just that is the most important step in bridging the divide of race and discrimination. Just caring about other people.

Yes these train guards THINK they're the police, also asking kids that go to school for a concession cards, um hello kids do not have a concession card because they do not receive income you friggin idiots, when is this bullshit ever going to stop, especially they target Indigenous kids the Perth Government are really fucked up here with the revenue raising bullshit

Arsehole inspectors, have bought several tickets for homeless people in Victoria and not a problem. Just the other day my Myki didn't register I tapped on, even though I did and the inspector just said to check my card next time (me being white).

Dealt with bullshit tickety yesterday i have a consision card they stop me have you got your student id i show em then they tell me since june this year tage and uni students cant use consisions any more and you have to have an adult card and register then you get student discounts mind you there is 8 of them at my one little train station we shouldnt have to pay our my family built the rail ways here

Depends on the gaurd unfortunately. Some see themselves in positions of power to abuse. Others are genuinely looking out for people. Disappointingly one far outweighs the other.

Stupid card beeps wrong if you hold it too close. Half the time you need to swipe a few times for it to work. Surely they should have let her check.

Less incidents when the old transit officers issued tickets. These security guards are similar to the Nazi Gestapo.

My husband is a Transit Officer and I wish came across him as this would have been such a different outcome 😢

This racist treatment makes me so mad! Thanks for being who you are. You make the world a better place just. Y breathing

It's totalitarian the microchip will be next then what we gonna do?

Did you manage to get the guard's name? name him in a complaint email.

I think if you take on a job that requires you to be an asshole..... there is a big chance you are in fact an asshole.

Uniforms of brutality at Transperth

Transperth are fucked.

Doesn't seem fair. Guard should have been more helpful

Ooo pay it forward tickets. That is a dope idea!

Doubt he was born in Western Australia

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In response to Callys white-privilege post the other day ... our poet laureate writes ... 

#SENSITIVE LIVES MATTER

#reverseracism is not a thing??
Believing that is wrong, perverse,
It’s like a back to front “white privilege”,
(If it existed), but in reverse.

#alllivesmatter is wrong to say?
#falselyaccused! is my poor skin,
As well as pale and innocent;
(in a personal sense) and kind of thin.

#rightingwrongs #facingfacts
It’s all a bit divisive eh?
Back off on the effort needed,
Then I’ll be #withyou all the way.

Please don’t tell me what I won’t hear.
Be ever aware of how I feel.
Don’t ask me to change, or do TOO much,
And I’m #yourally – loyal and real.

I’ll ride the freedom bus with you
- But I’ll sit up front, ‘cos I always do.
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Hi there. Im in Alice Springs at the moment.

Last Friday night I accidentally left the keys in my car and it got stolen by some Aboriginal young men (they were seen taking it).

They brought the car back unharmed and complete, minus a tank of petrol. Theyd done around 100 km. 

The police were called but I decided not to make a complaint.... why would I? The car was in damaged and had been returned. The police were super annoyed with me.

I just wish the best for the people who took the car and hope they find a way forward. Im so thankful they brough it back. It did over a hundred km, im so curious where they took it. 

Ive read so many articles about what happens to kids in custody 
It makes me want to go to court and protect them.

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I'm so conflicted with this. I think it's wonderful that you took this course of action, I really do. My conflict comes from the fact that I live in Alice Springs and have had my house and car "rocked" multiple times (throwing rocks is a favourite pastime of young aboriginal kids here and causes untold damage). I've also watched countless business board their doors up and leave town because insurance premiums have become unmanageable due to incessant burglary and vandalism. There are so many programs to engage these kids but nothing seems to have a positive effect. It sometimes seems like a full time job coming up with ways to effect positive change with these youngsters. I am a white woman but these conversations are had with many aboriginal friends who are also at the end of their tether. It's such a great place to live and we're so lucky to be immersed in culture - if only........

I think what you did was great. Maybe they needed to go somewhere and that was their only option. They did the right thing in taking car of it and bringing it back so they were obviously decent people. Good karma to you.

Thank you for sharing this story. I hope I would have done the same, but hearing this is extra encouragement to be kind whenever there is a choice

Not sure. The kids were wrong, couldn't hand them to police, maybe have a chat with them and see why they took it, what you could do to help them. Just a few ideas. Don't pamper kids that's not a solution.

Thanks all. I didnt see the person. I only know cause others saw it. If they hadnt left their tobacco in the car id never had known. Maybe that was their plan? Everyone tells me cars usually get torched. They took quite a risk returning it! I gave the tobacco to the camper whos phone they knicked. I do hope that gets returned too. They broke into just about every car. I think karma will serve them and our justice system is so wrong. Also, the overt racism i encounter in amongst travelers. Why cant white people get over it? Im white, my country did many wron things. Its so easy to accept, apologise and make better.

There are times when we must use our judgement. If the car was returned then it can only be assumed that no harm or disadvantage to the owner was meant. The reasons the car was taken are perhaps irrelevant, perhaps all that is relevant is that how much harm was done. The car owner is right in their assessment of the prison system, the harm it could do is completely out of step with the crime, and legally it would still be considered a crime. Even if prison were not the punishment metered out, any and all interactions with the justice system at a young age tend to have negative consequences and that contact should wherever possible be avoided. Sometimes it is the only course of action, this was not one of those times, this was the best response. A person's future is not the price to be paid for a tank of fuel.

If only more people were like this,society is to quick to judge and punish rather then offering service without incentives.

I'd have given them a serve for doing it - it is kinda theft afterall, but wouldn't press charges. I'd just ask them to repay the petrol they used as a 'punishment'.

I'd have been pissed off, but grateful for the return of my undamaged car. And I hope I'd manage to be as forgiving. Especially given the consequences for the kids of not forgiving... Cos we all deserve a little forgiveness.

there is greater risk in getting caught when returning stolen property than in doing the actual stealing. the fact that your car was returned actually says a lot about the persons who cared enough to return in. I personally would want to talk to the persons who returned the car. why did they return it? were they the same persons who stole the car? if so, why did they steal the car? if not, do they know why the car was stolen by the other persons? information is power and allows compassion. stealing isnt an ideal option and many people are not in ideal circumstances and feel like they need to steal to get by. its not an excuse and yet demonising anyone who steals isnt helpful for the victim or the perpetrator. especially not in areas like these. understanding is key and understanding does not come without communication

people need to learn that actions have consequences. mmmmmm. maybe a chat with a youth justice officer, social worker would of been beneficial. police can organise this without fining or locking up the young people.

What you did was so kind. We all know the outcome if these kids had ended up in prison. Okay, they definitely did the wrong thing but the way things stand right now, the consequences of reporting could stay with them for the rest of their lives.

I really hope i would have done the same. I would have even been happy to overlook the empty tank. And i hope a lot more people would be proactive instead of reactive. But i truly understand the frustration.

What an awesome understanding person, the world would be a beer place with more people willing to take this view.

The kids were naughty but good on the brother or sister for their decision not to involve the cops. No good would have come of that.

love this and thank you so much for thinking of the people that may have taken car rather than your own situation. It is true that jail/detention is definitely not good for anyone

I would probably have assumed I'd forgotten where my car was, then questioned myself when I found it returned.

Nice if they had paid you for the petrol. No harm done so thank God for that.

I'd be pissed off but grateful and remember to remove my keys next time.

I would have done the same as you regardless of skin colour.

If everyone was like you, the world would be a better place xXO

IF you could find out who the kids where that pinched it for a bit, and tell em off a little bit, thats what id certainly do. Something akin to 'Ask to use, dont just take', but eh.

If I have stuff stolen from me I don't get police involved, usually I just give people a warning to return if it's not back I'm on the hunt

I would NOT have had them charged - on the condition that we could sit and yarn for an hour or so!!! we could learn from each other.

Well Done Beautiful Person Love This Story xxx

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Marc Bridgman

A few of us old buggers in the desert have been having a good yarn with tea and damper, and trying to understand a few things.
Many of our people are away from country, in places like Broome an d Kununurra, because of family members being kidney sick and needing to be on dialysis machine. Of course when a family member is sick, other family members go with them to give them support, that is right way. This means that a lot more people are away from country.
When this happen the other family mob start getting into a different life, they get into grog, then into fight and argument, and younger ones get into drug and start taking money and things to get the drug. This is not good.
We are trying to get people to listen, to get thing like dialysis machine onto country to give people the medicine they need, this would also bring all their own family back, and solve so many other problem. The policeman and policewoman would have less trouble from desert mob, our young mob would not be getting put in lock up so much, and, our young mob will not get so much into grog and start making damage to their own kidney.
We don't know how to get a lot of people to help with this, so we hope that Blackfulla Revolution may be a good help to ask people to tell the WA Government to help get these dialysis things onto remote community, and keep people on country.
Thank you Blackfulla Revolution for letting us tell this story.
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Treating people on Community pays for itself financially and socially. When you think of travelling and accomodation of families and the social upheaval and dislocation it is a no brainer

We will write to the Premier Marc for starters

IBobbly have made an app to with youth suicide prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

They are looking for people to provide feedback about the app.

If you are interested please contact them at https://www.facebook.com/iBobbly/posts/1941289832759614

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This app looks promising. I will be sure to start sharing.

Wow such a great idea ...Happy to share the post ..well done

thanks for sharing! If anyone is interested, sign up here: tinyurl.com/ibobblyform

Thelma Sampson Chilly Crystal Rose Kirby Victoria Moodai might be worth looking at and reviewing?

Melanie Singh

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C Jays Vines is back on line!

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Colin Kaepernick compares police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after cop was cleared of shooting dead black man Philando Castile

Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen in a tweet
He was responding to news that Minnesota cop Jeronimo Yanez was found innocent of shooting dead Philando Castile at traffic stop

Case garnered attention because Castiles girlfriend streamed it on Facebook
Kaepernick famously protested police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem in last years NFL season 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4616894/Colin-Kaepernick-compares-police-slave-patrolmen.html#ixzz4kRE0KXR9 
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That comic is one of the more disgusting things to ever come out of this country. And although I hate it with every fibre of my being it must never be forgotten, for it is a reminder of how ignorant and prejudiced so many people are to our first peoples.

They disgust me, doing the bidding of their evil media owner. I hope they soon go broke. God forbid they takeover channel 10!

Fucksake Steven.

GetUp!

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Just imagine if the aboriginal people didn't let any people into their country who couldn't speak their language and didn't assimulate with their culture!

what is this mental patient on about, aussies arent even a REAL white culture, its made up of scraps of other white cultures. what they are fighting for is fake and hate filled. I hope the royals get this bigot..

The whole Government needs to be ditch and shake up and reform again. Both left and right are pathetic.

But what are these "basic Australian values" - i keep asking.......nobody knows. Thats a pretence.

immigrants crying over australias laws Ha, go back to your own country.

Dutton needs to go

Peter Dutton is such an idiot 😡

Colin Kaepernick compares police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after cop was cleared of shooting dead black man Philando Castile

Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen in a tweet

He was responding to news that Minnesota cop Jeronimo Yanez was found innocent of shooting dead Philando Castile at traffic stop

Case garnered attention because Castiles girlfriend streamed it on Facebook

Kaepernick famously protested police brutality by refusing to stand during the national anthem in last years NFL season 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4616894/Colin-Kaepernick-compares-police-slave-patrolmen.html#ixzz4kRE0KXR9 
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It 'needs to be dismantled' alright!!! Absolutely appalling and it needs to stop, one way or another!!! Same as in oz!!!! Racism!!! NO accountability and NO justice!!! Disgusting!!! 😡😡😡

Inbox from Ann

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=xqdK7gryXp0

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Also it's supposed to be a kind of sequel to Jedda, which is great to use to talk about those issues (as well as racism in the entertainment industry)

The version on YouTube has been heavily edited. You can go through Ronin Films to purchase it and her others (BedDevil and Nice Coloured Girls).

Interesting film. I haven't time to watch it all right now, but have bookmarked it for use later. Thanks!

James Morrow may be useful for university this sem

Good pick -great beginning for a wide reaching discussion

Oscar Pannifex for future teachings 😊

Ooh! Reggie Black

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After 10 years of the intervention there are more people unemployed, more people incarcerated, and more children being taken away. Overcrowded housing persists. Land has been acquired through intergenerational leases by the government, and the basics card has been rolled out into the wider community.

This event will be streamed live from 6pm [ACST] from Alice Springs NT please tune in and share with your networks to make our voices heard.
We invite you to light a candle and send messages or photos of support from where you are. Please use hashtags #stoptheintervention #standup2017 #10years2long #blacklivesmatter #noroomforracism #auspol #NT

https://facebook.com/events/1362785260425340/…

Roll Back the Intervention - 10 Year Memorial VigilJun 21, 5:30pm1/82 Todd Street Alice SpringsAfter 10 years of the intervention there are more people unemployed, more people incarcerated, and more children being taken away. Overcrowded housing persists. Land has been acquired through intergenerational leases by the government, and the basics card has been rolled out into the wider community.
"It's nothing to celebrate. We are still going backwards in terms of our rights entitlements and our control." - Roxane Highfold

Please join us in a community memorial and candlelight vigil to mark 10 years since the beginning of the Australian governments shameful and discriminatory intervention.

Location: Outside Nigel Scullions Office - 1/82 Todd Street Alice Springs, NT
Time: Arrive 5.30pm for set up and 6.00pm start
[ACST Australian Central Standard Time]

Please bring candle(s) to hold vigil with us.

This event will be streamed live from 6pm from:
www.facebook.com/InterventionRollbackActionGroup/ - please tune in and share with your networks to make our voices heard.

Key Speakers:
Barbara Shaw and Elaine Peckham who have been fighting the intervention since it's beginning in 2007

Roxane Highfold - Rollback the Intervention event organiser

Vincent Forrester - who was living in Mutijulu when the Intervention started

Dylan Voller - Youth Activist, was in the 4 corners ABC report about Don Dale

To those of you outside Alice Springs or who may not be able to attend. We invite you to light a candle and send messages or photos of support from where you are. Please use hashtags #stoptheintervention #standup2017 #10years2long #blacklivesmatter #noroomforracism #auspol #NT

'CLC believes that the Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation is racist and continues genocidal policies, has not improved Aboriginal lives and should be repealed.' Central Land Council, Tennant Creek 2017

URGENT ADDITION:
Dylan Voller will be joining us to speak about the harmful and ongoing practice of forcing youth to transfer from Alice Springs detention 1500km to Darwin - "Transferring kids away from their land and their families - it's not on" Dylan Voller
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I am hoping that you can shed some light on the acronyn ATSI for me. I am hearing conflicting information as to the appropriateness of usiing ATSI when referring in documentation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Some say it is ok, and others say it is offensive?? I do not mean any offence and would really appreciate hearing what you feel about the use of this. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Karen ... I'll share so you can get a broad cross section of opinion.

Used to use that term when I worked in government, including ATSIC, but now I find FNP a more respectful one.

Does anyone else feel that when ever we make a statement about the mistreatment of Aboriginal people there is always someone that tries to delegitimise that statement by universalising it? Just like Black lives Matter returned All lives matter, stop racially profiling Aboriginal people returns Stop racially profiling anyone. Its getting old people and frankly Ive had enough. Nothing ever gets done about the way society treats our FNP because society is too busy making sure none of the things we are complaining about happens to them. The rich are so worried about being poor that the poor keep getting poorer to ensure the rich stay rich. The privileged are so worried about losing their privilege that the very suggestion of equality activates this knee jerk reaction to stifle it. 

PLEASE when you see us make a statement about the mistreatment of our most vulnerable people, dont tell us we are not thinking about everyone because its not everyone that needs our attention right now. Use your privilege well, use your privilege to change things, use your privilege to liberate.
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This looks like African American people watching a baseball game....some of the greatest players are black and if you watch a game the crowd has a big proportion of African Americans. Sporting events in Australia do allow indigenous people into sporting arenas and occasionally young indigenous sponsored to encourage them to play sport. Doesn't seem to be happening across the board with poor Australians of different ethnic backgrounds. Do not tell me

I understand your point. I do think there are genuine points of comparison with the way other esp minority groups are treated, but over- generalising & taking historical realities out of context is not useful,or accurate or meaningful.

yep. elites vs the rest. And the best way to keep the underclass under is to create artificial divisions between them. Of course everyone matters, but as Black Lives Matter have been saying - and you just said, we need to focus our attention on those who have mattered the least under the current capitalist, white system. And before anyone wants to attack me for saying of course all lives matter, read what I wrote after that and take a deep breath.

Why can't we defend our own indigenous aboriginals as well as other indigenous peoples all over the world we should recognize all our indigenous peoples atrocities perpetrated upon them give them all the respect they deserve they all have different cultures but in a lot of ways similar languages culture and history and heritage and traditional lands traditional medicine

"The rich are so worried about being poor that the poor keep getting poorer to ensure the rich stay rich." Perfect.

I love how the government leans on it's selected indigenous advisory council to play down these issues as a minor problem that the rest of australia shouldn't worry about, good little lap-dogs aren't they!

Well done a supremely brilliant statement I stand with every indigenous aboriginals and every indigenous peoples all over the world

Jade Maitland-Smith spot on and exactly the msg Prof Chris Sarra was raising at his workshop on friday 👍

Or when they make comparisons to other atrocities in other countries that gets on my nerves.

Or the we do not want to offend any one bs some people come out with.

I have this image on the classroom wall. Provokes positive discussion.

Jack Gibbs this is what I was trying to articulate the other day

Yes equality sux! It keeps everyone in their place ☹️ under the people at the top!

Mirror image, ask Steve arrow thief business man from Perth....racist pig living off blackfellas up north n here as well ...

That's a phenomenal post right there. Amazing words!

Exactly!!! Spot on BR!!! (y) and shared!

liberation

Totally agree ❤️🖤💛

Spot on ✊

Perfect 👌

What is written here is so true.

Hear hear

Aaaaaammmmeeeeeennnnn!!!!!

Great visual. Well done.

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60 Indigenous rangers - who protect 1.2 million square kilometres of country in WA and SA - came together to learn, share and connect on Spinifex Country earlier this month.

A big thank you from all of us around Australia to the organisers and attendees for building lasting outcomes for nature, culture and people  across the Outback. Great to know rangers will be even more skilled up in camel control, cleaning up waterholes, threatened species research, technology and safety, tourism and more.

It was a great experience and it was good to see other rangers doing work for the same reasons. - Spinifex Land Management Ranger Scott Baird.

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Thank you very much.

How do they protect that much land? Do they carry firearms? If they do what is their purpose for carrying and or using their firearms? Good on them though, massive land and commitment!

Alison Sentance

Melita Kidd

A million thank you's for all you do. Absolutely Amazing. You are True Legends xxxx

Important work.

Congratulations - our need for you people is growing faster and faster with the incoming foreigners who know and care nothing about our land.

This is an Iconic Picture....so many faces to see of so many people with a common love....and that Back Drop 😍

A.B. Original
The Australian Greens recently worked with the government to secure an additional $15 million for Indigenous Protected Areas to ensure the program grows and strengthens.

Join the call to all sides of politics for more Indigenous rangers and Indigenous Protected Areas at http://www.countryneedspeople.org.au/email_your_mp

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Greens deals usually mean something is coming back to bite us soon. What did the Greens give away for this?

What BS ! Labor Started This Program in 2007 and LNP underfunding this Program ! Why would Greens join Govt AGAIN when Labor is Pushing for more Funding ?

Lol, Greens taking credit for things.

Don't really care for the Greens' policies, but this is positive action, can't knock that.

I wouldn't touch anything the Greens are involved in.

Thank God for the indigenous rangers!! Greens have forgotten what they were originally about. Ask the indigenous about back burning, greens, ask them about protecting wild life. Go the rangers. .. forget the greens. They are useless.

I like it how instead of focusing on the positive outcome for Aboriginal people, everyone is busy bashing the Greens. Maybe focus on outcomes rather than politics.

I thought the greens were talking about a deal with the lnp over education, this is the same lnp that is sponsoring adani and are denying climate change!!

Well done.

😊😊👍👍👏👏

Woah! Havent heard this story before. Have you?

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His story is written in a book I recently read called "what became of the white savage" It's so sad that he was removed against his will and taken back to Europe.

Yes heard about this story it is so sad. He had a wife and children. Upon his forced return he would stare out to sea (he worked at a light house) for hours upon hours

you might be interested in this book. Its a great book and the research taken into the subject is excellent. www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/personal-reports-and-experiences/living-with-the-locals#...

lots of story's about so called civilised folk who left "modern" society and were taken in and looked after by indigenous cultures all over the world. America is a classic example were many people left civilisation to live in indigenous community. Hardly any story's of the reverse though. Dr Gabor Maté is a Canadian physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology, as well as the study and treatment of addiction. he has talked extensively about the benefits of having a robust community especially for youth mental health, its very enlightening and gives a great insight into how we might address issues and the root problems we face in today's society.

I can't imagine the cruelties that once 14yo suffered before finding a family. And then he was taken from them.

there are stories of people being sent home today after decades living here

I read this story recently in a home printed booklet in Far north Queensland.

Wow. So sad he was made to return to France. He was taken away from his family - just because they weren't blood doesn't mean they weren't his family. 😓

Very similar but much earlier story of a lad left behind in northern tasmania from 1789 for 26 years....

We took care of so many only to get slapped in the face, still today..two face people, the Kimberley is full of them,

so sad that he was taken from his adopted family

Narcisse;who gets that name today?

Christian how epic is this?!

Amazing story

Amazing ❤❤

Valerie Albrecht, this looks interesting

Chris Constance - a story for you!

Jim Mark

Rhys Killick Fraser Pope Cody Farrell William Thompson

Sam Peter

Macy Morton-Liddle

Charlene Cressbrook

Beau Townsend

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Bogdan Burlacu

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Always was always will be Aboriginal land.         [--o--]
100 x 100 cm 
Acrylic and metallics $850
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What makes it there's, how much did they pay for it, I'm Australian, I was born in this country, why isn't it my land too, why do I have to pay for my land, why can't I just steal it like these people do

Why don't you promote other Artists?...

That's another picture I'd like on my bonnet

AWESOME love it

Simple Beautiful Art Congratulations

Love this

Such amazing art!

It all ways will be the aboriginal land and white mans land we got to live together and be happy and have fun and peace and love together

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Jay shared this poem about great his great grandfather William Lynch, published 104 years ago. It has a strong message about caring for country.

https://facebook.com/permalink.php/…A Poem from The Australian Worker
20th November 1913.
104 years ago.

Aged 84, William Lynch, the last King of the Megalong blacks, died at Katoomba, N.S.W., last week. For many years he was employed by the Police Department as a black tracker.

I saw the 'possum go, and in its stead
I saw the rumbling train
With headlights burning white, or green, or red,
Criss-cross my old domain.

I saw the kangaroo flee, beaten back
Before the march of those
Whose skins were sickly white instead of black,
And wrapped in Folly's clothes.

I saw the wild bush places where I fought
For what was dear to me
Into the sordid agent's province brought
With sad monotony.

I saw tall houses grow where once I threw
The boomerang and spear;
I saw the Old fade out before the New
Remorselessly each year.

I saw the bottle trail across our track
All redolent with rum;
I saw the 'baccy, strong and very black—
A lure to Kingdom Come.

I saw the trinket and the tomahawk,
Each— each a gift of grief;
And though I did not with white wisdom talk
I knew our time was brief.

Because I saw the things you could not see;
Because within my feet
Were eyes that saw, and FELT relent- lessly,
You gave me food to eat.

You filled me with your easy, empty praise
For what I'd dared and done;
But in my heart, throughout the nights and days,
I knew our race was run.

I saw the forest fall before the axe,
The mattock, and the saw;
I saw a monster fierce, or all too lax,
That White Men call the Law.

I saw it all — the march of Progress, and
It filled my heart with woe
Ah, white invader, take for e'er my land—
It's time for me to go.

(poem by R.J.C.)

m.bluemts.com.au/news/king-billy-william-lynch-gundungurra-chief-obituary-from-1913/
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TENAZ......y así ha sido hasta hoy.......exterminando las culturas y expoliando sus recursos...... cual crápulas de la historia.

Much respect.

Nikita Charles

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When did this get translated into, we want to be assimilated into the illegal settlers constitution ??

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Yes! 'Live on our land our way' and the govt should support FNPs in doing this ~ what a change for the better that what be! Instead of the ongoing marginalisation, forced assimilation, racism and injustices, and still trying to control FNPs and remove them from their homelands for mining, etc, etc!

The narrative always gets rewritten to suit those in power, either by default (your voice is not heard) or design. As a blatant example; I've learnt that the indigenous tribes of North America had female elders who were considered the tribal leaders, but the invaders in their so called efforts to negotiate their occupation could not accept this, as it went against all their "knowledge" women were the weaker sex after all! So they refused to sit down with these elders! That is some rewriting! I did not believe what I was hearing at first! Sad

And so you should

We are use to living our own ways.

Assimilation talks of ownership

Uncle Vincent lingyari, kool 🙂

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Hang on, I made the assumption the bloke in the mirror was a good looking old man. I'm not hitting myself.

When you make assumptions about anyone, but yep!

I like this.

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