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The Dreamers Design
Creative products celebrating Aboriginal culture. The Dreamers Design is a collective of like minded Indigenous creatives, passionate about finding new ways to promote Aboriginal culture.
The First Line of Defence tee design is a collaboration between Penny Smallacombe and Jessica Johnson. It’s the beginning of a range that honours our Aboriginal warriors of the 1800 period. It is also hoped that the designs will encourage further interest in our past leaders. The designers are currently in consultation with the various communities to seek permission to use these warriors names.
GREAT MOMENTS IN BLAKISTORY:
#1 July 2011 - Australian Aborigines Progressive Association
Welcome to NAIDOC Week 2011
NAIDOC Week is an annual week (this year it runs 3 - 10 July) to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In this country there is a lot that we have had to fight. Something that unfortunately still carries on so strongly is that we are told that we are not worthy. We are told that we are lesser. That we were/are a week people. That our culture is lesser, and that we should not be proud of our culture. That we should be ashamed of it.
Everything that has been thrown at us - invasion, wars, massacres, genocide, poisoning, stolen generationS, dispossession, institutionalisation, rape….. The list goes on. You threw the best of colonisation at us, and we are STILL here. Despite all that! Yes, we have the ongoing trauma and problems that comes with this history, but, our culture is STILL here. We are proud. We are strong. WE HAVE SURVIVED!!!
So, I’m going to post a song each day to mark NAIDOC week. Kicking off with the track that I have loved since I was a youngen & I always pump whenever I’m feeling proud -No Fixed Address: We Have Survived.