Tag Archives: Indigenous

only in the present

January 23, 2013


I have a keen interest in Indigenous ways of being, knowing and doing. I think there is a lot we can learn from gaining an understanding of other people’s stories and culture. Hearing these stories, we are sometimes challenged to look outside of our accepted ways and we gain deeper insight into who we are, […]

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walking with

March 9, 2012


I want to tell you about something I saw on the television a few years ago. It’s a story I frequently tell parents in the parenting groups that I facilitate to demonstrate the difference between parenting through connection and using punitive discipline. It was a reality show made in America. I have wracked my brain […]

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from little things big things grow

November 18, 2011


Warning to Indigenous people – This post contains the name and image of an Aboriginal person who is now deceased. Blog buddy Marcia has been writing about Jamaica’s national heroes. It’s been a sad journey through some terrible history with freedoms being granted centuries later.  One of our awesome Aussies was Vincent Lingiarri. Thank goodness Vincent was around […]

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different country, same story

May 17, 2011


Growing up in the ’70’s, I watched a lot of cowboy and Indian movies. I could not believe the injustices suffered by the Native American people. When I was an adolescent, I discovered that similar battles were waged against Aboriginal people in Australia. Aaron Huey is a photographer living in the US who has documented the […]

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May 3, 2011


The Yolngu people are from the top-end of Australia and are credited with creating the yidaki (didgeridoo). Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is from the Yolngu mob and sings in Yolgnu language. He has recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Gurrumul is the nephew of Mandawuy Yunupingu who sang in a mixture of English […]

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bran nue dae

January 23, 2011


We watched the film Bran Nue Dae this evening. Issues of racism, stolen generations, alcohol, etc, wrapped up in Indigenous humour.  Loved the Chooky Dancers dancing to Zorba on the back of a ute in footy jerseys. Very Australian. Here’s the Chooky Dancers in action…

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gaining understanding

January 18, 2011


Windmill perception made an interesting statement in her blog, “I look across at others, not down”. That one statement sent my head spinning in a thousand different directions. There are so many ways that statement can be interpreted in so many contexts. What I enjoyed so much was that windmill perception, Trudy, is an African American woman. […]

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