Collection of stories...
“My mum told me to be careful as I left for work this morning wearing my CTG ‘always was always will be’ tee. She tells me to be careful while she still celebrates Invasion day, as if she is conscious of the hateful ideals and personalities of people who still celebrate while also deciding to join them. Warning me about those that she allies with…so very unnerving”. (Non-Indigenous, non-binary, larger regional town, NSW).
If you've got a choice to go to work - Invasion day is not just another day in the office. Make sure you are centring First Nations people and voices and not just going about your business as usual. Recognise your privilege and the fact, that Jan 26 is painful day for First Nations people and marks the beginning of the dispossession of land, violence, massacres and genocide for First Nations People.
Surviving Invasion day: Some Tips for Mob
For First Nations people, there are many things that can help sustain our emotional and spiritual wellbeing and there isn’t a one size fits all approach - so, Mob drop into the comments below and share with us other things you do to survive Invasion Day.
Photo: Caroline Kell - Blak Wattle Consulting