Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Anyone else watched this

horse shit on ABC now?

Traditional aboriginal ceremonies performed for remains of Tasmanian aborigines stolen from Tassie in the 1800s and kept in the British Museum, and now being returned to their 'lations.


Didn't I just hear that Australia was invaded? That all of Tasmania's aborigines were wiped out, either by shooting parties which were encouraged and common, or from disease...


How was there anyone left to know about these sacred ceremonies?

They've established that there are only aboriginals from Tasmania from mixed parentage, and now they're talking about their culture and how they aren't extinct and their culture continues.


There was a time when I would have cared. It's passed. Good that the remains are being returned, but ease up on the bullshit.

1 comment:

mythusmage said...

Yep, Tazzie Abos left descendants. Hybrid descendants, but descendants. You don't have to be a pure blood to belong to an ethnic group any more. Just look at how many American Whites are discovering their American Indian heritage these days. :)