Our traditional landowners have lived in Australia for more than 65,000 years. The longest living culture in our world they have survived many climate changes including an ice age.

Yet the invaders trashed their culture, poisoned and slaughtered, stole all their children. Traumatised them in many ways and still do. Crowds violently boo our top footy players … is it that the white fellas are so insecure they have to belittle successful indigenous people?

welcomed to country
dance, chant and know the dreamtime
respect their wisdom

dVerse, haibun about indigenous, Frank