The one question to ask on Australia Day

25/01/2022 11:20:00 AM
The one question to ask on Australia Day

We all know the ongoing debate around Australia Day, but this year, no matter what your views, ask yourself this one question.

We all know the ongoing debate around Australia Day, but this year, no matter what your views, ask yourself this one question.

It’s a summer affair — we can hear the cadence of unfolding camp chairs, the hissing of oil and beef, the fireworks of cracking tinnies. In the backdrop, warriors are stomping into formation. The day of January 26, as it unfolds across the nation, means many different things to us all.

What kind of ancestor do you want to be?That was a question asked to me once, by a non-Indigenous lecturer I favoured at university. When asked correctly, it’s a question that transcends the difference in our identities, and leans on our universal responsibility as human beings. This responsibility pertains to the land, and ever more urgently, this question demands an answer.

Before I get too deep, let me introduce myself properly, as is the cultural way.My name is Dakota, and I live in Meanjin, on Jagera & Turrbal Country. I was born on my great-grandfather’s Country north of the Clarence River, Bundjalung. My great-grandmother’s Country was south of this river, where my sister was born on the kitchen floor of our home, in the bush of Gumbaynggirr.

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I'll have the Asian babe thanks I'm western. Stick to news and stop with unwanted agenda narrative , guess shouldn't expect anthing less from a digital MSM 🖕 Just report the news. Get getting sick of your writers preaching to us about politics and Covid. Stop pushing this agenda , your own poll shows your readers don't support it.