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AIEF Alum Unngoorra Harbour (Queensland University of Technology; St Joseph’s Nudgee College, 2015) congratulates the Class of 2020 on their achievements.
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
Cree Elder A.J. Felix at The Turtle Lodge
Cree Elder A.J. Felix speaks and shares a song at the Turtle Lodge Central House of Knowledge - March 19, 2020 | At the ceremonial launching of "Wahbanung - The Resurgence of a People: Clearing the Path for Our Survival"
This song is for sharing:
"Wake up, my Grandson!
Wake up, my Granddaughter!
Your children are hurting.
Your children don’t even know how to pray.
Your grandchildren are not learning good things!
Your people are not even getting along, they don’t even visit each other.
The old people are not looking after each other. They’re not visiting. They’re not acknowledging each other.
Wake up, my Grandson!
Wake up, my Granddaughter!
We’re not sharing anything with each other, we’re stingy.
How can we be blessed? We’re not sharing.
How can we be healthy? We’re not even kin. We’re not even being relative to each other. We’re not even visiting our sisters and our brothers.
You’re not even telling your Mum, “I love you!”
You’re not even telling your Dad, “I love you!”
You’re not practicing your spirituality that the Creator, Lord God, had given you. The humility that you’re supposed to have. You’re not practicing it.
Four Gifts Elder A.J. Felix Gives Away
1. Pray. Not a long prayer, a short prayer. Make it to the point.
2. When you pray, Cry. Mean it. Mean your prayer, which means have tears. If you want it bad enough, you’ll cry. And the spirit world, the whole universe, when you cry, will stop and listen to you.
3. Never go around trying to buy luck. Never go around trying to buy something that will hurt someone else. Don’t go around trying to buy success. You don’t know what you're buying and you don’t know from whom you’re buying. You can hurt your home, you can hurt yourself, you can hurt your family, by buying.
4. Now that you are a praying person, a crying person, watchful of your life and your lifestyle, you’re going to be successful. You’re going to be okay. Your home is going to be alright. You’re not going to have fear, you’re not going to be scared, because you’re doing these first two, three things, and doing them well. The last thing is – now that you’re ok, be humble. Don’t go around boasting because you’re ok. Share your wealth, share your food, share what little you’ve got, with those who really need it bad. And you’ll be ok. You'll be successful.
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AIEF Ambassador Stan Grant talks about why AIEF is a practical solution in the challenge of bridging the divide between advantaged and disadvantaged members of Australian society.
Chase Iron Eyes is an American Indian activist and attorney of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He has been instrumental in raising awareness of the #NoDAPL movement opposing new oil pipelines. This talk focuses upon those ongoing efforts, recent revelations of corporate infiltration, and attempts to keep arrested water protectors free from prison.
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L. Frank (born 1952) is the nom d'arte of L. Frank Manriquez, a Tongva-Acjachemen artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist. She lives and works in Santa Rosa, California.
April 25th, 2017: Brenda White Bull, lineal descendant of Lakota Chief Sitting Bull and Standing Rock Sioux Nation citizen, presented an intervention at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She spoke on the state and personal violence perpetrated upon Indigenous women and men in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline. watch and share! #IndigenousRising #NoDAPL #WaterisLife #StandWithStandingRock Shot and edited by @IndigenousWomenMedia
October 26, 2016 Since its beginning 20 years ago, Amazon Watch has been deeply committed to defending indigenous peoples' rights and territories, for they are the best guardians of their rainforest homes. Considering that indigenous lands hold 80% of global biodiversity, it is no surprise that extractive industries want their resources. If left to them, the Amazon's Sacred Headwaters would become one big oil field, and the watersheds of the Brazilian Amazon would be destroyed by agribusiness and mega-dams. There is another way! Amazon Watch continues to stand with indigenous allies in defending their territories and sacred natural areas as industrial "No Go Zones." We are committed to supporting and amplifying Sarayaku's Kawsak Sacha, or Living Forests, proposal in defense of all life in the Amazon by keeping the oil in the ground. We want to expand this model throughout the Amazon, so that places like Yasuní National Park and the Xingu and Tapajós rivers will never again be considered for industrial development. We are also waging international market campaigns to expose and pressure governments and corporations that are causing harm. Our new Amazon Crude Campaign aims to reduce demand for rainforest-destroying oil. We recently began working with Brazilian allies to expose the financiers of environmental and indigenous rights law rollbacks. Learn more and join the movement at amazonwatch.org. Produced by @Ecodeo (http://www.ecodeo.co) Additional footage generously provided by: Todd Southgate, SpectralQ, Gert-Peter Bruch / Planète Amazone.
2011 The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation provides boarding school and university scholarships for Indigenous children to attend some of Australia's leading educational institutions and offers pathways enabling them to develop and achieve their career goals. In this video, Indigenous students attending AIEF Partner Schools talk about their experiences and their plans and dreams for the future.
Remembering our past to co-create our future.
November 14 2012 there will be a total solar eclipse in Far North Queensland, Australia. In honour of this celestial event Rare Earth Foundation is hosting a gathering for earth-based cultures to come together to share their knowledge with young leaders of today to co-create tangible solutions to the problems facing our planet.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to support this gathering. If you know of any Elders or cultural groups that might like an invitation to this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org orfor more info go to our Website.
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