Homeland Calling | edited by Ellen Van Neervan #poetry

‘we are strong, we are beautiful and we should be proud of our culture, our stories, our languages.’ – Danzal Baker (aka Baker Boy) Homeland Calling is a collection of poems created from hip-hop song lyrics that channel culture and challenge stereotypes. Written by First Nations youth from communities all around Australia, the powerful words display … Continue reading Homeland Calling | edited by Ellen Van Neervan #poetry

Kindred | Kirli Saunders #Poetry

 2019 was the International Year of Indigenous Languages:It is through language that we communicate with the world, define our identity, express our history and culture, learn, defend our human rights and participate in all aspects of society, to name but a few.Through language, people preserve their community’s history, customs and traditions, memory, unique modes of … Continue reading Kindred | Kirli Saunders #Poetry

Truganini | Cassandra Pybus #AWW

Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse is an extraordinary read. Cassandra Pybus has compiled a thorough and very personal history of Truganini's life and times. I say personal, because what gives this book that little extra something special is Pybus' relationship to Truganini. As she says in her Preface, the 'rapid dispossession (of the original people of … Continue reading Truganini | Cassandra Pybus #AWW

Caring For Country by Billy Griffiths

Recently I read something or saw something about the Ranger program in the Northern Territory, which led me to Billy Griffiths report in the Griffith Review Edition 56 | Millennials Strike Back | April 2017, Caring for country: The place where the Dreaming changed shape.It's fascinating and encouraging to see the various ways that Indigenous peoples … Continue reading Caring For Country by Billy Griffiths