The Australian Jesuit Province’s Bookends Project is inviting staff to deepen their understanding of topics related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and refugees – the two groups caught in Australia’s ‘bookends of rejection’.
Project Officer Anastasia Moore has put together an electronic calendar, outlining some upcoming events that you and your ministry might like to get involved in.
Below are some video resources that might help deepen your understanding of topics related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Two Worlds Nauiyu Nambiyu – Daly River NT
This song was written and recorded during the 2016 Healthy Living Youth Festival in Nauiyu Community from June 3 to 6. This latest addition to the growing Red Dust library was brought to life through the popular desire for a second instalment of the unofficial local anthem recorded in 2014, “Nauiyu Nambiyu”.
Constitutional Recognition Mick Dodson
Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration 2017 with Fr. Frank Brennan SJ AO
This oration focused on strategies going forward following the Uluru Statement. In Frank’s words ‘The question is: how much should we attempt to put in the Constitution now and how much should we place outside the Constitution, or delay for constitutional inclusion until another day?’
2017 Garma Key Forum: Makarrata Session with Stan Grant and Marcia Langton (the Constitution) 11:18
2017 Garma: Ceremonial opening and welcome from the Traditional Owners
An excellent traditional ceremony by the community men of Arnhem Land: (start at 4:30-10:50)
And for fun …. Zorba the Greek Aboriginal style! https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/zorba-the-greek-aboriginal-style-a-dance-sensation
Image: Screenshot from Two Worlds Nauiyu Nambiyu.