the young aborigines

The Aila Test

Originally posted by uber52

I’ve decided to create a test inspired by the Bechdel Test that is exclusive for only Indigenous / Aboriginal female characters and the name is inspired by the character Aila from Rhymes For Young Ghouls.

If there is an Indigenous/Aboriginal woman in a film/comic/book/video game/etc, she passes the Aila Test if she meets these requirements:

1. She is a main character.
2. Who doesn’t fall in love with a white man.
3. And doesn’t end up raped or murdered (especially to push said white man’s storyline)

Please reblog and share with characters who pass the test. 

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The amount of Star Wars characters that are Aboriginal coded I can think of off the top of my head is literally four. Four. This is frigging sad


Rhymes For Young Ghouls (2014)

This film, set during the 1970s, is very dark and pessimistic story about a teenage Aboriginal girl dealing with the horrific residential school system while navigating an entire community traumatized by the ongoing legacy of colonialism on Turtle Island. It’s some of the best filmmaking I’ve seen in a long time. The film is in English and Mi'kmaq.

Kawennahere Devery Jacobs puts in a heart-wrenching and intense performance. And the cinematography is stunning. You’ve got to see this film! This is truly Indigenous Noir.

The aboriginality of jews and the holocaust and very brief address.

In leviticus 12, there are some terms of what are sins and what animals will be sacrificed to correspond to said sins. I remind you the non sapien animals have no knowledge or blame in these terms of religious absurdity. Also , the rules that state a young girl is more unclean than a young boy are typical aboriginal sexism.The Papua New Guinea Sambia believe approximately the same thing. Hence Israel has no claim to their land for their religion is debunked as evolutionary drama. 

We have a story here in Newsweek of jews continually trying to sacrifice a goat. The tradition of animal sacrifice was also integrated with themes of mitzvot. The males had particular ceremonies to convince themselves through repetition they were more like god than females. Its in their Siddur. “Der, tanx fer not making me a girl, a slave or a heathen”. Three times daily since the beginning of the religion. Total brainwashing. in the name and image of their god , (also a poorly concocted book (the torah)) . they killed species about sin by the exploitive justification of not looking like a sapien.

The Hebrews were not fair people. They were sexist, they had clan castes and the typical political favors. All through psalms people are complaining about a need for a redeemer , equalizer . and somebody to take away their suffering. The messiah story comes about. I will not agree or disagree that Jesus was the messiah person but I feel he did use the platform to get famous. He had a speech in Luke 23:28-31 that was against the sexism of the jewish people. He was hoping his 12 homies would take up a cross, lay down their lives ( ON TIME) , and make a spectacle for this speech. They didnt. 

So now we have a visual of the problems of ongoing sexism, fairweather reformist jews, animal sacrifice and homicidal classism. Jesus tried the nonviolent way and instead got pinned up. I also attribute this to a spectacle of Nature showing people to sacrifice only their own species if even to sacrifice at all. All other species are completely unrelated to their deism. We can link the animal sacrifice to their ‘dominion over all the animals ego trip.”.

Now  that we know the nonviolent angle didn’t work for the sexism, Nature opened up a can of whoopass on the jews with the holocaust to even up the numbers on behalf of what sacifices were already made. Lets end the sacrificing entirely and lets end judaism the aboriginal gimmick entirely. 
Your reference to debunk Leviticus is Gilbert Herdt’s “Guardians of the Flutes”, among only just one sociological comparison. That should suffice for summarizing my views on the topic.. Just so we don’t wrongly accuse me of a holocaust denier.. I am a holocaust celebrator on those grounds and suggest no female with integrity can also be a creationist. I want to be clear that while I hold these views as an evolutionist, in no way should they be mistaken for inspiring violence against people who identify a particular religion. This text is a restorative practice of decency for the sake of ending animal sacrifice by jews.

Michael Bench


To warm one’s hand by the fire and then squeeze gently the fingers of another person.

This word is from the extinct Dharug language, an Australian Aboriginal language that was spoken in the Sydney area. The writing down of the word and its translation is thanks to William Dawes and a young Aboriginal woman. Due to the woman’s death, I will not mention her name out of respect for Aboriginal cultural beliefs about not mentioning the name of a person after their passing.

In 2006 I became truly aware of how the colour of my skin was the cause of why I was treated differently. I tried to deny my blackness to try and fit in and many years later struggled with identity issues because of this.

In 2009 my uncle became another statistic of black deaths that were never investigated. No one cared and his murderer walked free. Because why would the judicial system waste time investigating an Aboriginal man’s death? Black lives don’t matter in the judicial system.

In 2011 I tried to kill myself. I was drowning in internalised racism and was the victim of racial abuse regularly. In that same year 80% of suicides of Australian youth aged 10-24 were Aboriginal - I could have become another statistic and my story could have ended there.

WHY are so many young Aboriginal people turning to suicide? Why are so many people of colour accepting death at a young age as part of their life?

Earlier this year my nana told me how much of a miracle it was that she lived past 50 and into her 70s. She accepted she would die at 50 because her people died in their 50s and because Indigenous people in Australia have a life expectancy 10 years less than non-indigenous.

But my story is NOT unique. My story is similar to Indigenous and black people all over the world. This shouldn’t be the norm. People of colour should not accept death as part of their life.

In solidarity with our black brothers and sisters in the US and for the way Indigenous people in Australia are treated. We may not have unjust police shootings but police brutality still happens – it’s just behind closed doors. There are too many deaths in and out of custody and it needs to end NOW!



“There was a real ignorance about Indigenous issues back then, a stigma about being Aboriginal. So to see a video that celebrated being Indigenous, that had a beautiful young girl as the star and a handsome young Aboriginal boy as the hero, was something I’d never seen before. It was hugely important. And he did it without being preachy – or with any agenda.”

The Female Eye Film Festival in community partnership with Kapwa Collective present:

K’na, The Dreamweaver
written and directed by Ida Anita del Mundo


Sunday, June 21, 2015 || 2:00 - 3:30pm
Small World Theatre, Studio 101
180 Shaw Street, Toronto

As part of Female Eye Film Festival’s Indigenous Film Program, K’na, The Dreamweaver, 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival award recipient for Best Production Design and Special Jury Prize, will be shared with the Toronto audience this Sunday. “Showcasing the natural beauty of South Cotabato in Mindanao, and the vibrant culture of the T’boli people and their tradition of t’nalak weaving, K’na the Dreamweaver tells the legend of K’na, a young T’boli princess who must choose between ending an age-old war between her village or following her heart to be with the man she loves,” stated Ida in a recent press release cited by BusinessWorld.

T’nalak is a traditional cloth weaved with designs granted through dreams by Fu Dalu, the goddess of abaca. Sharing K’na, The Dreamweaver, and the practice of dreamweaving, fulfills Ida’s promise to the T’bolis that she would share their culture with the world.

K’na, The Dreamweaver, will be shown alongside The Bride (directed by Khosrow Azarbeyg) and Female Eye Young Aboriginal Fimmaker Shorts and Q & A with the filmmakers to follow.

Limited seating available. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre box office 30 minutes before show time.

We look forward to celebrating K'na, The Dreamweaver with you. Tey Bong S’lamat.



Ida Anita del Mundo is a writer and musician. She writes primarily for The Philippine Star’s Starweek Magazine and has been a fellow of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop and the Iyas National Writers’ Workshop. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from De La Salle University-Manila.

Aside from being a writer, she is a Music and Movement teacher at Bankstreet Summit School. She has also taught Literature and Art Appreciation at De La Salle University-Manila. Ida has been playing the violin since she was three years old. She is currently a member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra.

“Always Honest, Not Always Pretty”

The Female Eye Film Festival, established in 2001, is North America’s top international Women Directors film festival. In it’s 13th year, the FeFF illuminates the best of independent films and offers the cinematic perspective of women directors from around the world. Presenting 86 films from across Canada, the United States, and countries including Armenia, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Iran, India, Australia, Taiwan, Uganda, and the Philippines.

“These films are rarely seen in mainstream theatres, as women directors are under represented by the industry,” said Festival Founder and Director, Leslie Ann Coles.



Australi is a celebration of the truly beautiful and naturally mysterious Australian landscape & fauna - captured in a fantasy world.”

We follow the story of Maloo, a young Aboriginal boy searching for his people and a place to call home. 

Set twenty years after the European, Chinese and Middle Eastern empires first set foot on Australi’s shores, Maloo must navigate a new world, full of unique and dangerous trials. 

Hey everyone! I reblogged something about this project earlier but the article didn’t list the kickstarter campaign that will help it get going ! It looks like an incredible project, I’m super excited about it, and it’d be awesome to get it funded. They need to hit $20k by the end of September, so please, if you can, spare a couple of bucks to help out! They’ve got a ton of cool rewards for any donation over $5. 

Please reblog this post so they can get the support they very much deserve! :)

AU SERIES: Bagginshield meets Australia

“Most people like to own things. You know, land, luggage, other people. Makes them feel secure. But all that can be taken away. And in the end, the only thing you really own is your story. Just tryin’ to live a good one." 

When Bilbo, a wealthy British aristocrat, travels to his family’s failing cattle ranch in the outback, he plans only to sell it and return as quickly as possible. But then he meets Frodo, the young half aborigine that has never belonged; he sees the sun rising on an endless horizon; he meets Thorin, the rude and abrasive Drover with a heart of gold. But when the the threat of big business and the tide of oncoming war threaten to tear his newly found family apart, Bilbo must stand up for that which is most important to him.

Indigenous Canadian Women Are Suffering a Murder Epidemic 

Last week’s discovery of the body of Loretta Saunders, an Inuit student who disappeared while working on a thesis about missing and murdered Native Canadian women, sparked calls across the country for action. NGOs say violence against Aboriginal women and girls is reaching epidemic levels — and around half of the murder cases remain unsolved.

Saunders was the third young Aboriginal woman killed this year, according to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). Five others were found last fall.

On February 13, NWAC delivered a petition to the House of Commons, signed by over 23,000 Canadians in support of the call for a national inquiry.


weepingreaper-deactivated201501  asked:

It makes me really angry that 1 out of 3 aboriginal women are likely to get raped and that most of it is caused by white men. It's 2014 yet this shit still happens and some people still have colonial mindsets. After coming across your blog I began to understand a lot of things that I didn't before. I want to help people who are effected by this and make people aware of what is going on but I don't know how to...

How you can help: 


United States:

You can also help by educating others on how the sexy native/pocahottie Halloween costumes are detrimental to the image of Native women and how it leads to sexual violence. -G

anonymous asked:

australian aborignals aren't you black like africans, you guys are related to sri lankan people

Not sure what you’re saying here, but we are Black? Not of the African Diaspora, but one look at our skin and you can tell that we are Black. 

Here’s a short little history lesson to explain our origins because I love history and anthropology!

When humans started migrating out of Africa around 70,000 years ago, the First Nations peoples of Australia were among them.  

Anthropologists have long debated whether modern humans left Africa once and then traveled around the globe, or if there were multiple migrations out of the continent. Previously, the most widely accepted theory was that all modern humans derive from a single out-of-Africa migration wave into Europe, Asia, and Australia. According to this theory, the First Australians branched off from an Asian population that had already separated from the ancestors of Europeans.

But in 2011, this notion was challenged by a new discovery. Using modern gene sequencing techniques, researchers sampled the DNA from a lock of hair that a young Aboriginal man had donated to a British anthropologist in 1923 (anthropologists weren’t very ethical in that time and would often steal artifacts and even bones to get a good record… so I’m not sure that “donated” is correct here). When DNA in the hair was compared with the genomes of people living in Asia, Europe, and Africa, scientists then discovered that Indigenous Australian peoples are more closely related to Africans than they are to modern Asians and Europeans.

This suggests humans migrated into Eastern Asia in multiple waves and that today’s Indigenous Australian peoples are descended from an early wave that left Africa about 70,000 years ago, before the ancestors of Asians and Europeans. If confirmed, the finding means that present-day Aboriginal Australians are the oldest population of humans living outside of Africa. This is commonly accepted by many and also fits in with the assertion that Indigenous Australian cultures are the oldest outside of African (living/surviving not the *oldest* in the world).

So you’re right in that we are related to modern Asians, but not nearly as closely as we are to Africans. There are also cultural similarities with African nations and Indigenous Australian nations which further supports this. 

egyptienneallure  asked:

warning for racism... my geography teacher was teaching us about how Aboriginal people managed the land and justified his using the word 'Aborigine' because it was listed in something official (forget what) and then went on to say that when he was young they called them Aborigines, now its Koori. it was so insensitive to what Aboriginal people would like to be called and he acted as if it doesn't even matter and is so silly. (he was white of course). Sighh

Oh my gosh… White teachers and white people in general are always trying to defend their use of offensive terminology and information.