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Graverobbers for God – AIATSIS, the Vatican and anthropologists on the Tiwi islands

Graverobbers for God – AIATSIS, the Vatican and anthropologists on the Tiwi islands

Now after the Catholic church has spent over a century stripping us of everything they could get their thieving hands on including our culture and our children, they have managed to find themselves another role to play. To add insult to injury they now present themselves to the world as the preservers and keepers of Tiwi culture.

“And still my family die.” Marie Munkara on the commodification of life and death on the Tiwi islands

“And still my family die.” Marie Munkara on the commodification of life and death on the Tiwi islands

The mission arrived one hundred and six years ago. Despite having a perfectly functioning society for thousands of years, they came to “Save” us, but since their arrival we have the highest incidence of suicide on the planet and domestic violence is rife. So what does that tell you? They were too busy coveting our souls to really Love Thy Neighbour weren’t they? We are not people to them, we are objects of religious zeal.

An update on Andrew McMillan’s Living Wake – 3 December @ Darwin Railway Club, Parap

An update on Andrew McMillan’s Living Wake – 3 December @ Darwin Railway Club, Parap

Andrew -- a proud sort of bloke -- has always refused to go on the dole, so has scant resources to fall back on. That's why his friends and colleagues are staging a "Living Wake" to raise funds for his needs until he is back on his feet again. The idea of a Living Wake has some appeal to Andrew – he will be around, in the words of Big Bill Neidjie – the Kakadu Man – “to hear the nice things said about me”.