February 29th, 2008

Loz Cola

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There is a phrase some Anangu* use that I find poignant and insightful ;- Piranpa^ are like clouds - they come and they go.

I am Piranpa. I will not spend the whole of my life in Central Australia. This is not my culture, I do not belong, I could never become Anangu and nor would I wish to be. I'm proud of who I am, my heritage, as potted a history as it is.

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*Anangu = literally 'people', but means the Indigenous people who live up here on the lands ('the lands' being this part of Central Australia.)
^Piranpa = Non-Indigenous people.