• Aussies Are Deadly When They Embrace Aboriginal Cultures

    A couple of years back  I started making mini educational videos under the banner of “Same Word Different Meanings”.   I commenced this project because I believe Aboriginal and other Australians can benefit from learning more about each other’s cultures through language.   My five goals for the mini video series were to 1.  Give [...]

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    How Are Aboriginal Mobs & LGAs Across Australia Linked?

    Imagine 500+ states and territories across Australia before 1770. When the British first arrived, they couldn’t see any of these groups for the trees. Or could they? First Nation mob were generally seen as one large mob scattered across the landscape. For many readers both past and present, Aboriginal people are probably seen as one mob. Each mob will say they are unique, they[...]

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    That’s not country – This is country

    As a general introduction to First Nation across Australia I figured the best place to start is with Aboriginal systems and structures. In order to make sense out of this, I want to start with the terms “Country” as this is at the heart of all FN cultures Australia wide. By the end of this article you will: 1. Know what the word “country” means to both [...]

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    How To Genuinely Acknowledge Country & Mean It

    A genuine heartfelt Acknowledgement of Country rarely happens when it's done off the cuff, in a formal setting, and without practice. There is nothing worse than hearing people mouth the same words by rote, especially when it sounds like it's coming from a robot rather than a human.  Even if you already know how to Acknowledge Country, here's a refresher with some helpful tips to [...]

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