Yesterday I took both of my daughters to an Australian Indigenous festival. The name of the festival is the "Spirit Festival".
I purchased myself a "Too Deadly" t-shirt and baseball cap. It’s going to be some of my favourite things to wear. I love the words and the colours. As you can see the colours are black, read and yellow. Those colours are the accepted colours representing Australian Indigenous people’s.
Throughout the day there were various Aboriginal musical acts.
Also at the event were:
- Dot painting artists
- Elders giving basket weaving lessons
- Aboriginal clothing and jewelry for sale
- Food and drinks
For my daughters it was great to see them being immersed into their culture with basket weaving and traditional dance and music.
The following video is titled "Boomerang Dance". It is brilliant!!!
The following pic is of a girl doing basket weaving.
I was a very happy man when my youngest daughter said she was proud to be Aboriginal. There are similar issues that Indigenous people and HIV+ face. These issues are discrimination, stigma and bias.
I am a big believer in the basics of human rights. I don’t care what a persons background is but people need to valued and not stereotyped.
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