Invasion Day

A bright, cold January day. Tomorrow another thaw. In a week or so we might get meaningful snow. Today is Australia Day down under. Not unlike July Fourth and Thanksgiving Day here in the US, it is a controversial day at best. Many Aboriginal people refer to the day as Invasion Day. Before the British … Continue reading Invasion Day

The Soul of Country

"....Country is figured as infant. Country is starving without care. Country can only remain fertile, productive if in fact it is looked after, tended to, fed, properly. And that means work. Ritual, ceremony, what Warlpiri call in English 'business', is a labour of lifetime attachment. Ancestors are dependent on humans for the making and keeping … Continue reading The Soul of Country