Whist I've been engaged in many private conversations this week, I've had hesitations about sharing publicly...
Firstly, I am not Aboriginal and, secondly, I'm certainly not an expert. Like, at all... by any stretch of the imagination. Oh and thirdly, I've got stuff I'm absolutely still learning and unlearning. I absolutely have bias - conscious and unconscious. But without awareness nothing can, or will, EVER change. I'm not here for that.
It's become heartbreakingly obvious to me that many were not given the same education or experiences as I have. And so many of you honestly don't know where to start.
I don't believe it should be solely the responsibility of our Indigenous brothers and sisters to educate us. 230 years of trying to tell us can only be exhausting and frustrating. It's time for us to step up.
So here are some super practical places you can start.
Learn our history. It's brutal and ugly and totally fucked up. Don't look away. Take it onboard.
In the early 90s I had...