There is a link between how Indigenous people are treated and the fate of the land. This has been true for several hundred years at least. What may be less apparent is that the fate of Indigenous people will ultimately be the spiritual and ecological fate of all. Perpetual grief stalks our world.
I am disturbed that Perpetual Grief is taking the toll on Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) peoples.
This perpetual grief is cancerous and is reducing the ability for our Nations to be anywhere near confident that Aboriginal culture including the Torres Straits culture will be as intact as it should be generations into the future.
It is my belief that when we take into account that an infant Aboriginal child will have attended over 300 funerals before they reach the age of 25, and in some cases a far greater number of funerals, we cannot be prepared to accept from anyone that our young generations should be able to learn the same way other children do and can.
Yet people have the audacity to continue to say our kids are dumb and continue to tell them that they will never make it in the mainstream. Some teachers in…
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