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Sunday, 23 May 2010

National Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June 2010 #NRW

As a fairly new arrival to Australia I have an extremely limited knowledge of the indigenous culture of this nation. Nonetheless I recognise that as the First Peoples of this land their signficance and status should be given its due recognition. Sadly this is a country where there is still so much division that the declaration of terra nullius remains the cancerous tumour that has not gone in remission despite the tests.

I know this from the attitudes of those around me, those that somehow think the rightful place of an indigenous is strictly secondary to that of an invading culture.   If you hadn't already established I disagree with this type of thinking.  So even as a 'foreigner' on these shores my Twitter and Facebook accounts will bear the image above as my avatar.  My sentiments will no doubt lose me 'followers' on Twitter - but this is an insignificant consequence compared to not being allowed to give birth in a public hospital because of the colour of your skin.

 

 

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Hey thanks!