Category Archives: Indigenous People

Goanna(iguana)

Carnivorous reptiles Frequent the red earth Making their great holes For all of their worth Gathering food Laying their eggs And digging their burrowsWith their Scales legs The Perentie gigantic More than two metres long They can be a real … Continue reading

Secretive savagery

There is one true angel Of mammalian descent Perhaps the true vegan Who shares its consent At the meadows of sea grass Where sparseness is true In those hollows of greenery Dugongs do chew Secretive long lived Thoughtful they be … Continue reading

A personal appeal

When you are yellow and brown And don’t wear a gown A helmeted turtle Sometimes a frown Is all you can muster And the reason for that When the water is dank And not where it’s at The Biripi people … Continue reading

Wallaby dead flesh

Wallaby on the bone Wallaby mince Purveyors are everywhere Waiting to convince The public at large Nutritionally That dead flesh Is good tasting and principally Game meat, exotic For people and pets And a vast mortality Really that sets Badly … Continue reading

Mary Borgstrom

A potter and an Artist A need to excavate A mindful glimpse through history A medieval gait To primitive beginnings The Bygone forgotten days Retroactive thinking And all the many ways She was part of Nature Respecting each event An … Continue reading

Sami

Unfathomable to Western eyes A boundlessness beyond The landscape where forever The sky and land our bond The silence of embracing snow Tumultuous regard A life immense and colourful Though increasingly hard The reindeer is a godly beast A frequenter … Continue reading

Clutching at straws

We sit together Whilst all around The crackling heat The dry parched ground Such bad theatre No dialogue The final curtain Perhaps the dog And the primates cower The Indigenous too The tragedy Is coming true Impersonating The acrobat The … Continue reading

ROOPKUND LAKE

In the Uttarakhand state of India Thirty feet wide and six feet deep A high altitude glacial lake exists At the bottom of mountains steep In 1942 a British Forest Guard Stumbled on the lake and took a look The … Continue reading

The Caru and their fight for survival

Our thinking is beyond us The risks that some will take Because it helps their balance sheet And they also like their cake Their head is full of matter Not in essence grey Or even green remember What it is … Continue reading

A look at the Mari people

A time of darkness rules the Volga river Places where Mari people close to land and forest Tried to share A closeness to the landscape Animists were they Believing there were spirits In their environment the way Was open for … Continue reading

“Evil begins with the hooting of an OWL”

Some 30,000 Aka people Live in the CONGO they Are purely forest dwellers In the warm light of each day Pygmies under five feet tall A faith and way of being Undeniably indigenous And genuinely all seeing The forest is … Continue reading

Vianet D’jenguet of “MY CONGO” fame

A sensitive soul Who sees wildness like children do What is just realness Creation and more Touched by the sadness Moved by the gladness A tangible reason He says to adore The Congo “My Congo” across the great river Where … Continue reading

Gerardo Tkachenko-Papizh

A unique sound of naturalness Songbirds insects we Listen to the utterances And muffled shrieks that be Exclaiming a perfection Humming warbling cooing Madrigals of harmony Lingering and viewing Hearkening a labyrinth Ethereal it be Breath beyond sensation Thinking out … Continue reading

Native rights are one thing

There is apathy and imperturbability The islanders and the Aboriginals do Hunt for dugong in amongst the eel grass And the sea turtles spearing them, its true These are rare and sensitive beautiful animals Native rights is one thing but … Continue reading

The local hero

Six days it took him From 6 to six In a raging heat With spade and picks Nicholas Muchemi A labourer he Rebuilt a road Diligently It seems a landowner Decided that they The people were using his land And … Continue reading

Netsilik Inuit

What wonders opened out before The nomads The harshest adaptation One could feel The drama and sensation Of their lives out on the sea ice Breathtaking and dramatic And so real. They took on frozen seas And wild cold winds … Continue reading

The ancient men

Dreamtime from the wild imaginations Inventiveness the empathy of soul Insight in an imagery of paintings Rhapsodical and grace like their control Ancestral eyes are peering from the heavens Fabled faces sun drenched wrinkled so Make believe is everything we … Continue reading

Cultural genocide

Cultural genocide Corporate strengths Why is this happening They go to great lengths To be so unjust To tbose people who were In occupation So what does occur Nestle the giant Extracts water they In essence are stealing The lifes … Continue reading

General disrespect of native women and girls

Apparently it feels to me That native women seem To have always been in jeopardy As long as the people dream The Indigenous women Tragically seem at risk One has to say And in Winnipeg such violence Seems to happen … Continue reading

“Remembering those that are missing”

Consciousness coupled with soul urge And a reasoning power seemingly Gives purpose and great understanding To deep thought and profundity Raising awareness to a mindful degree About murdered women and the missing That we See among the Indigenous And proud … Continue reading

Ngangkari healers

Kindred spirits Tribal clan AUstaloid Since life began An eminence and supremacy A true command And discovery The Ngangkari healers Apparently Have reached Adelaide, And now they see Their primitiveness And all who be Open to the ancients And all … Continue reading

Dugongs and turtles

23 million people Live in Australia 1 million of them hunters It appears Almost 6 million firearms Rifles and shot guns All of these and bows Would raise my fears Being a wild kangaroo Or dingo Lots of introduced Creatures … Continue reading

Respect indigenous people

How easy it appears To kick a blind mans cane away To steel a pittance from a poor man On a foggy day The rich man’s jiggery pokery With phantom stocks and shares Can grab a pensioners savings As he … Continue reading

BANGLADESH and the open cast coal disaster

Phulbari in Northern Bangladesh The rice bowl of their soul Wonderful agricultural land Where the Santal take their role An indigenous tribe of people Ancestral their belief Worshipping their idols And the natural world True grief To hear the British … Continue reading

The indigenous women

Its the unnatural tsunami Great waves roll in and they Are smothered by the incitement That can often come their way A cultural confusion A lack of what is real The pre-existing formula That genuine appeal Historical and grounded Familial … Continue reading

Boarding schools

A reluctance to be humane And a refusal to care Indisposed and grudging Totally unaware Native children matter They are people of the earth They live where they found Themselves And give back all their worth These boarding schools Of … Continue reading

Dugongs and Turtles

So many nations have a blindspot Its appears to me Gifted with creative forces Whether on land or sea Australia has many Iconic creatures she Is blaise about their existence And their right to be Under Native Titles Indigenous people … Continue reading

Dr Birute

The worlds true primate angel A scholar of the wild Clearly her enlightenment Begun as a child Her grasp and her awareness A perception of the great Acquaintanceship with the red apes And there can be no debate This women … Continue reading

BRUJAS

In many ways so many have reached an impasse Ancestors became the forgotten past What is seen as corporatocracy That has no reciprocity That really is in conflict An aghast We stand together some now at the crossroads Disharmony and … Continue reading

Hopes and dreams and genocide

Below the lowest of poverty lines And families all destroyed by war The monetary system dismantled A country that lost all its law Genocide ravaged the whole population At least twenty five per cent killed Pol Pot saw to complete … Continue reading