Because of her, we can
July 8, 2018 10:06 PM   Subscribe

It's NAIDOC week! This year's theme is Because of her we can!, celebrating Australian indigenous women and their achievements. posted by freethefeet (6 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
(8th to the 15th of July, 2018.)
posted by freethefeet at 10:27 PM on July 8, 2018

Thanks for the reminder! Looks like there are some cool art exhibits on around Melbourne. The bunyip one looks especially cool.
posted by mosessis at 7:14 AM on July 9, 2018

The story about Connie Hart reminds me a bit of Ursula Le Guin's carrier bag theory essay, about containers and the stories in them, stories about people and history and humanity and eel-catching containers.

I started following ATSI people on Facebook this year, and it's been pretty illuminating the amount of ATSI related news that go unreported or narratives that are vastly different in mainstream media.

Triple J Unearthed are apparently playing all Indigenous Australian music today. Just tuned in. I normally prefer silence but will probably keep it streaming all day.
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were at 7:16 AM on July 9, 2018

This reading list of indigenous women writers just popped up on my twitter feed and it looks awesome.
posted by saltbush and olive at 3:42 PM on July 9, 2018

Thank you for this post!

I love how my city, Perth in Western Australia, has embraced NAIDOC this year. There have been all kinds of bush tucker for lunch in the city centre, great street/square performances, the Goologoolup programme of films from the National Film and Sound Archive Black Screens Collection and the Western Australian Indigenous Community Stories collection during lunch hour at the state library. Most of all, the *visibility* of so many aboriginal folks around leading and sharing. I love NAIDOC week!
posted by honey-barbara at 3:12 AM on July 10, 2018 [1 favorite]

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