#climatestrike debrief - it's time Australia knows
After yesterdays incredible success, it's so important to reflect on the reality of what many communities across Australia are facing. It's not just about leaving work for a few hours and attending the strike, for those on the front line, it's a constant fight for Country, a struggle to maintain cultural connections to Country threatened by extractive practices, a constant resistance to protect their families and homelands.
Celebrate yes, but also acknowledge what us city folk don't see or feel everyday. Ignorance is no longer enough. Read, learn, donate, watch docos of what's really happening across this beautiful continent for First Nations People. Seed Youth Indigenous Climate Network, Original Power, Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance are a few incredible First Nations run organisations working tirelessly to empower their people and protect Country.
Here's Scotty McDinny from Borooloola at the Sydney rally, singing his country and his culture. Such power. #climatestrike
There are plentiful events to find on facebook that are entirely First Nations run; culture, art, song, tourism, festivals, performances, talks. Take it as your responsibility to educate yourself and learn. Here are a few things coming up that you could get along to!
Blak Markets at La Perouse
Bangarra Dance at the Opera House
Solidarity work with Seed Mob and helping to paint banners
Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival Bus Tour 2019, happening now - but good to have a look and see what’s it’s all about. Rivers, water, Country.
Rally outside Origin’s office supporting Northern Territory Mob against fracking Country
Just to name a few on my feed!