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Archives February 2015

Grandmothers protest worst ever stealing of Australian Aboriginal children

On the 13th February, 2014, Grandmothers Against Removals protested in front of Parliament house, Canberra. "Today we march in protest against the unprecedented theft of Aboriginal children from their families by so-called "Child Protection" agencies across Australia. We are in urgent need of protection from the criminal actions of these Departments, who persecute Aboriginal families and mobilise police to terrorise children with forced removals. More Aboriginal children are forcibly separated from their families at this moment than at any time in history. - Diet Simon writes [node:read-more:link]

Cultural appropriation and the portrayal of First Nations Peoples as lesser beings

In a provocative keynote address at the Australian Theatre Forum Ilbijerri Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Rachael Maza, spoke powerfully and passionately about the differences between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange ... It's frightening to see that these condescending productions are accepted and even acclaimed in 2015. These public productions that perpetuate the myths of the invaders is one of the principle reasons that 'Education' urgently needs to provide a more comprehensive understanding of history. [node:read-more:link]

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