So I had a workmate of mine lament about how all the Indigenous films in Australia seem to always have a focus, or at the very least have to mention, the horrific maltreatment of their race and culture by the colonisers. He even went so far as to complain that The Sapphires didn’t show any of the Australian Armed Forces. No white army guys made it in. In a movie that focused on an indigenous girl group, that’s just what was needed. He felt that he could write a better film, one that celebrated aboriginal culture without demonising the white fellas.
He feels mighty underrepresented for a white middle class inner suburbs city boy who has never actually been out west.
I can’t even get into his thoughts on the Stolen Generation.
Oh, but let me make this clear. He’s not racist … but ….
So, Damien Hooper, a boxer, got into trouble for wearing the Aboriginal flag on his t-shirt during a boxing match. Why is this even an issue? He representing all of us at world level, let him flag his flag!!!!
Reasons why Australia is just better.
This is our number 1 pole dancer. An Indigenous man. His name is Matty Shields, and is known for his style which combines modern dance traditional Aboriginal dances.
Yay!! More laughing kookaburras!! Oohhh, I hate you little pests when you laughing WHEN I’M TRYING TO SLEEP!!
Well, they have to laugh at sunrise to let the Ancestors know that it’s like to light the fire in the sky. Also, when there comes a day when there is no laughter at sunrise, that is a sign that the darkness is returning - a sign of the end of days.
Besides, it’s nicer than a rooster.