I am posting a link to Midnight Oil's Beds are Burning http://youtu.be/ejorQVy3m8E
I travelled through the Kimberley in the late '70s doing pottery workshops in remote communities such as Lombadina, One Arm Point, Halls Creek, and Fitzroy Crossing to name a few. I saw first hand the suffering and trauma among our Indigenous people and also shared love and fellowship with many families. We stayed in the homes of school teachers, community leaders and mission families. I climbed mango trees with kids, picked berries with women and fell in love with a soft and gentle people who gave me much to think about. This song makes me want to dance, then get into the car and head north again! Enjoy.
Thanks for that, JJ. That's a great song. I remember so many Midnight Oil songs from the 80s. Great for raising social consciousness. Your trips throughout those indigenous communities sound amazing. One of my favourite indigenous songs is one about the stolen generations by Tiddas. I'm not sure of the name of the song, but it has the line 'Who's My Family?'. Powerful. Thanks for sharing.