Its Reconciliation Week in Australia, this is the official blurb for it:
At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long called for a comprehensive process of truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history. Our nation’s past is reflected in the present and will continue to play out in future unless we heal historical wounds.
Today, 80 per cent of Australians believe it is important to undertake formal truth-telling processes, according to the 2018 Australian Reconciliation Barometer. Australians are ready to come to terms with our history as a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other.
Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage. This National Reconciliation Week, we invite Australians from all backgrounds to contribute to our national movement towards a unified future.
Our local cancel has been showing indigenous directed films nightly, last night I saw a beautiful documentary named Connection to Country: Here’s the Trailer.
So how do you connect to your land, your family and your friends? Lets have a look at what the world has said about it:
1. The one that this is happening with liked my Facebook picture yesterday. Is this a call to action?
2. it is what it is: doesn’t work to wish it was another way: Chemistry.
3. I’ve got the music in me, literally.
4. I can’t hear what you are saying from the sound of the energy emanating from you: Good Vibrations.
5. They aren’t called the gateway to the soul for no reason.
6. The greatest thing you can say to someone: I see You: That scene from Avatar.
7. And they are free.
8. Our indigenous people have a Treaty with the land here in Australia: Treaty.
9. This is what is written on Victoria’s landing page, beautiful: When you remain in your own authentic rhythm and peace you can exist and thrive as both a strong and tender thing simultaneously. Like poetry. Or plants. Or breath,
moving through the body. This is where your power lives.