Do you hear your grandmothers voice, do you practice your grandfathers lesson. Do you take your children to hear Mother Earth, feel her beneath their feet, watch her animals move across her. Pick her fruit, smell her flowers and feel at peace when you know you are connected to your identity. A proud descendant of an ancient and the oldest living culture in the world... we have sat with our kin listening, learning, practicing and loving. Nobody in that circle cared what shade of skin you had. They knew that connection came from within. You felt the beat of Mother the magnetisation to her and our ancient ways and you were called daughter, son, niece, nephew, uncle, Aunty, mother or father. We were one! United, sovereign First Nation people of the land we still continue to protect.
We are now as proud as then, all different shades of colours - but we are still proud Aboriginal people connected to Country.
Always was always will be Aboriginal land!
I did this piece thinking of you all, thinking of my own family, my wife, my children our families and my respect for our resilience but representing the shades we have now become. We are Country.