Australia has always wanted to stake a claim on Aboriginal culture – but only when it benefits them. They remain ignorant when the legislative bullets are fired to weaken and destroy it, and do not seek to protect it when the right to culture and ceremony is in the way of profit and white prosperity.
On the anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report – we say no more to paternalistic policies that undermine our families and communities.
Our way is not your way, and it doesn’t have to be. We are strong, we know the land, our stories and our place in our society. This has value.
The WEAVE Festival has been running throughout the month of March at the Australian Museum, inviting a new interpretation of the large collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Pacific artefacts held by the Museum.