Black Peggy: We need something shiny, white people like shiny things. Black Ginsberg: No, shiny is played out, we need something completely different, something earthy. Black Ted Chough: Yes, but it has to be modern somehow. Black Ginsberg: And Helvitica, white people love them some Helvetica. Black Don Draper: *clicks his fingers* I've got it, we do it our way, our paperbark, our art, our words, but we use the Helvetica as well, we blend the two. Black Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Make it so.However the idea was formed, it was genius. And a testament to the resourcefulness of the Yolngu people. The petition certainly caught eyes, and to this day they are a work of art that is a perfect blend of ancient and a then burgeoning modernness. I have seen them and they are breathtaking. So we got some constitutional change -- but we still have a very long way to go. It is a wonderful thing to celebrate our culture. It is a wonderful thing to have pride in our race. It is a very wonderful thing to share our very different and vibrant cultures with everyone. But mob, we need to keep pushing, we have to honour those that came before, by not giving up on pushing for full constitutional recognition. We cant stop petitioning, yelling, telling anyone who will listen that we still do not have equality. Because until this country recognises that we need a more sufficiently inclusive constitution that covers us, as the original inhabitants of this land, and accords us the rights and respects that go with that, celebrating a half measure made in 1967 and allowing Australia to continue thinking it has done enough is no reason to celebrate. *This is an edited extract of a post first published on @AboriginalOz Blog
NAIDOC week: f-ck the festivities, let’s talk politics
The rela meaning of NAIDOC week is in examining the fact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders still don't have full Constitutional recognition, writes Kamilaroi woman @TheKooriWoman.