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White Australia Has A Black History

White Australia Has A Black History

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Closing the Gap? Widening it will be the result of turning people off country

The post below has its origins at The Network and is posted here with permission. 

150319-StopHomelandsClosure-Nova Peris from Eleanor Gilbert on Vimeo.

Eli Gilbert has uploaded a stack of videos.
You can find them here.

For those of you who don't know of Eli Gilbert and her work,
just a few words.
Eli Gilbert is the widow of Kevin Gilbert -
the great creative activist, Kevin Gilbert.
Kevin Gilbert was the first published Aboriginal writer and printmaker.
For more about Kevin please follow this link.
Eli follows in the footsteps of Kevin's work.
Eli and her trusty video camera, that is.
Eli has been a trusty and trusted recorder of Aboriginal strivings and protest.
Following the heartbreaking incidents of the NT Intervention,
Eli was there in many communities in the NT recording
their voice, their objections, the real happenings
of the whitefella's ignorance and intervention yet again in Aboriginal life.
Please follow the video above to vimeo
and there you will find many more of Eleanor Gilbert's work.
To me, Eleanor Gilbert is a black woman.
She just happens to have a white skin.

From Kevin Gilbert:

We Will Not Forget
We will Not Go Away
We Will Not Be Silent
We Will Not Die

This Aboriginal Sovereign Position, Legal Entitlement and Draft Treaty 
was written after consultation with Aboriginal Members of the 
Sovereign Aboriginal Coalition attended at Alice Springs
 on 19th to 21st June 1987 
and incorporating the advice of the Aboriginal Sovereign Communities 
throughout these our Sovereign Domains.

First published by Treaty '88 in 1987