Originally posted by Lady of the Lake
May I ask a question. How many of you have actually visited some of the communities in the NT?
My first Degree is Aboriginal Studies, Minor Politics and Major Law
I have been to many Indigenous Communities. I also have many many Indigenous Friends. You see, I am their Sister
AND very proud and privileged to
be considered as a Sister and part of their family.
One day I was out with one of my Friends and her Family. She invited me to one Family ceremony. In all the time I have known her, I never asked but
was invited. We ate Kangaroo Tail and I got to see and feel so much love there.
Everyone was singing all night. Her own Sisters called me Sister and have done so since.
I also dated for a while a young man who was Indigenous and I tell you what. He would take me to visit all his relations and OMG, there were so many.
I was like, "another Cousin, another Brother" Everywhere we went.
And even though I was not Indigenous, I was welcome and embraced.
I also lost one of my Best Friends last year. He had achieved much in his 33 years. Started working for a Government Dept and ended up in Canberra,
National Office. It was such a great loss.
One time, we caught up when he came to Adelaide, I laughed so much when he told me what he had done. He went into a Government Dept very casual and
asked for assistance. The following day, he went back there with his ID Tag and just smiled at the same person who had dismissed him and treated him
badly. Don't you just love that?
I would love to place his picture in my home. I would love to say his name but if you know of their spiritual beliefs you would not do so.
The respect shown to Elders is important. My Friends Mum, if I see her out, even if she doesn't see me, I walk over and greet her and say Hello Mrs
That is respect.
[edit on 1-12-2007 by Thurisaz]