L A S T C A L L 1st place.
WE won this shit y'all!! Off to Miami Beach next year for the Coast 2 Coast Live music conference..🔥 thank you all so much for the love and support..
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No baby should be welcomed into our world facing health challenges from even before they're born. Australia's indigenous babies have almost double the chance of premature birth and twice the rate of low birthweight, which is one of the most serious predictors of serious health problems and death in infancy. #ClosetheGap#babyboxinitiative
PSA: Melbourne Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island fam, you're welcome to attend the launch of our next publication and talk on being a BOSS tomorrow night for free.
The mag and talk explores various helpful insights with a killer panelist lineup who will give you that much needed inspo to take ownership to live your best life in areas of professionalism and personal. How to best multitask, the importance of failures, how to learn from them and applying those lessons in the best way possible.
DM us with your deets if you want to come through!
Photo by @georgiarhaynes
BTS CULTURE mag feat. @soju_gang @the.cwolf
Our Judith Crispin #Repost @hsienku ・・・
Sacred Warlpiri country of Henry and Sonja Cook. At this site, in the Jukurrpa, the possum-men had a devastating battle. Hundreds of them were killed. One of the Warnayarra snakes was passing and piled all the bodies up into great mounds - the mounds of dead possum men. This story belongs to Henry Jackamarra Cook and the Warlpiri nations. Northern Tanami Desert, June 2017
Let Indigenous Elders Learn! Communities are hungry for adult education programs to be established - yet theres no regulations or policy around improving adult Indigenous literacy. Get the backstory on the key players @ our Indigenous Digital Hub! (link in bio)
Wrapping up a great day with my main gurrrl Simone - Murri Court, meeting with Magistrate Privitera and the Elders and working out how the amazing services and community @iuih can be integrated into the therapeutic justice program.
This is little Tabra Cook, a Warlpiri girl from Lajamanu. Our Judith Crispin photographed her every year of her life and we hope she will continue to let her do that until she is an adult. There are funerals almost every week in Aboriginal communities and little girls like Tabra know all about death long before kids in white communities. We hope apps like Kurdiji will help her build resilience for the future. Tabra will grow up in community and become an important law woman. We hope she learns to hunt and paint, like the older ladies - Biddy, Myra and Kitty. Already Tabra is strong in her culture. She speaks Warlpiri language and can tell all the names of the plants and flowers on her sacred country.
The decline of remote Aboriginal communities could leave vast tracks of Australia unpopulated and a security threat, one of Australia’s leading authorities on remote communities has said. Get the backstory at our Indigenous Digital Hub (link in bio!)
I am so passionate and dedicated to affecting and supporting change within our children. Aunty Sue Blacklock quoted today: "We need to remember our children look up to us, we need to set an example, we must listen to their needs and wants and the number one rule... Keep them safe!" I believe our children are the future. Nurturing them, guiding them and listening to them is what can potentially "close the gap" ❤🖤💛 #proud#aboriginal#torresstraitislander#SNAICCconference2017#bringthemhome
CREATE are so happy to be at #SNAICC2017 conference in Canberra. If you're attending, make sure you say hello! Here's Nicky with the wonderful ACT Children and Young People Commissioner Jodie Griffiths-Cook! ✨
Thanks to the generosity and support of thousands of people, including volunteers, advisers and financial backers, Kurdiji 1.0 app is underway. We have spent one extended period in community and have a very rough working prototype. Our crowdfunding campaign brought in $250,000 – only $30,000 short of our original (very ambitious) goal. And while we have stopped campaigning for now, you can still donate via the GoFundMe page at http://www.kurdijiproject.com .
While we can’t upload our prototype until we have permission from cultural owners, we can show you the first of our landing pages – the emu is, of course, the dark nebula in the Milky Way, the cosmic emu which is sacred to all Australian Aboriginal people.
We all head back on country in 3-4 weeks and, at this stage, we are hoping to have a complete first version of the app completed by early January – and to you by end February!
Here are a couple of photographs of the Warlpiri elders who are providing cultural content and advice for this project. Myra and Biddy “Short Skirt” are two of the best hunters in Lajamanu. Well into their 80s now, they still hunt goanna, black-headed python and any number of bush foods (bush coconut, bush tomato, yam etc) using a crowbar and axe. Without the guidance of these ladies and the other Warlpiri elders there would be no project. The photographs we will start to post were were taken during a hunting trip in June 2017 (they caught sand goannas on that trip!) This photo of Biddy "Short skirt" taking a break from digging up sand goanna holes outside Lajamanu community Tanami Desert June 2017. Photography Judith Crispin @hsienku