观点:承认种族主义必须是和解的起点

Monday, 31 May 2021

The house I live in is on Darkinjung country. 后院与国家公园的茂密灌木丛融为一体. 有一条灌木丛生的小路通向陡峭的山坡,直到山脊线. 这条小路通向一个有标志的原住民遗址,那里的水仍然汇聚在磨碎的沟槽中.

artworkThe rock platform is cracked and worn, but the faint outlines of petroglyphs, ocean creatures etched into the rock, are still visible. 这些标志是世界上现存最古老文化的物理痕迹. 雕刻的轮廓逐渐消失在砂岩中.

These traces have made their mark in me. They speak to me of deep, sharp injustice. 要理解土著和托雷斯海峡岛民在殖民化过程中遭受的暴力和文化破坏是难以理解的.

将土著和托雷斯海峡岛民从土地上驱逐出去以及家庭和文化的分离是使AG体育官网现在称为澳大利亚的国家得以建立的先决条件. How can that ever be reconciled?

Collaborative art project

Dr Julia Coffey Collaborative Art Workshop我第一次了解布朗温阿姨是通过我四岁的儿子, 有一天她从幼儿园回到家告诉我关于达金容人的一切. ‘They are the land, the sea and the sky people, mummy.’

布朗温·钱伯斯阿姨是AG体育APP下载乌林巴校区沃罗图卡学院的住校长者. Aunty Bronwyn had been sharing stories, songs, 并在我在中部海岸工作的KU幼儿园的校园里教孩子们达金容语.

当我看到校园里有个活动的广告有她的时候, 我想去听她的故事,成为社区的一份子. 这个艺术项目在为期四周的每一周中都是我最开心的事情. AG体育官网被介绍了土著和托雷斯海峡岛民的艺术风格. We learned about the ways patterns, symbols, 是与特定地方联系的结果(比无处不在的点画更加多样化).

AG体育官网被鼓励去看土地,植物和野生动物,AG体育官网在校园的联系的感觉. “Work with that”, Aunty Bronwyn told us.

We were proud of the collaborative mural we created. Aunty Bronwyn said, “中央海岸校区的学生和工作人员为这个合作艺术项目做出了贡献,他们表现出的骄傲让我感动. 所有与会者都表现出极大的尊重和热情, 这在描绘他们学习地点的美丽艺术品中很明显, work and perfectly represents Darkinjung Country to them.”

我希望在我的一生中,一直有人教我原住民和托雷斯海峡岛民的历史——这个国家的真实历史. 直到我上了大学,我才了解到土著和托雷斯海峡岛民在殖民主义下遭受的剥夺和虐待, and the intergenerational traumas that have resulted.

My journey towards understanding is still only new. In this country, 土著和托雷斯海峡岛民的知识和正义被故意边缘化和边缘化, efforts to learn and to act as an ally, can be a fraught and individual pursuit. In the face of such overwhelmingly large injustice, brutality, and violence – at all levels of society, culture, and institutions – where can a white person begin?

By looking at their own history, identity, privilege. We must locate ourselves before we do anything else. Before we even begin to approach reconciliation, as a nation, AG体育官网必须正视并指出种族主义和白人文化统治,而澳大利亚正是建立在这些文化之上的.

个人为和解所作的努力是有效和重要的, but they must be grounded in an understanding of racism, 以及它是如何发生的,在哪里发生的——在AG体育官网工作的地方, live, and places we visit. The Massacres Map, 由AG体育APP下载的林德尔·瑞恩教授发明, 这是AG体育官网的殖民暴力的规模和广度的令人痛心的景象吗.

如果AG体育官网不解决系统性和结构性的种族主义问题,AG体育官网将允许不公正现象继续存在. Recent Aboriginal deaths in custody, including in our local region, speak of an enormous, systemic problem. 如果AG体育官网从土著和托雷斯海峡岛民的不平等是由种族主义造成的这一立场出发, AG体育官网将寻求通过制定条约来实现结构性和体制性变革, recognition of Sovereignty, Land and Water Rights, increasing political representation and power, and holding people in positions of authority to account. The Uluru Statement from the Heart 阐述了从根本上改变该国与土著和托雷斯海峡岛民交往方式所需的结构改革.

不应该由土著和托雷斯海峡岛民来决定 educate everyone else about racism. 非土著人民可以通过寻找现有的广泛信息来学习. 阅读土著和托雷斯海峡岛民的书籍, 土著和托雷斯海峡岛民学者的文章. 在社交媒体上关注土著和托雷斯海峡岛民活动人士和艺术家. Donate to First Nations organisations like Pay the Rent. Read, listen, reflect.

今年全国和解周的主题是“言必信:和解需要行动”。. 个人行动支持社区努力,旨在找出造成不平等的系统性原因,是一个很好的开始.

Dr Julia Coffey, Newcastle Youth Studies Group, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle.


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