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On IndigenousX steps it up

A great way to support Indigenous content is through online spaces. A very good friend Luke Pearson, creator of Indigenous X, the weekly rotational Twitter account. dedicated solely to Indigenous voices has conceived and poured his heart and soul into bringing to life the fledgling indigenousx.com.au website. While it’s still in it’s very early stages I feel that over time it will become a seminal resource on both historical and contemporary Indigenous issues.

As well as the writing I will be doing for croakey.com.au on Indigenous health I will also begin to contribute to indigenousx.com.au on a semi regular basis. I believe whole heartily in Lukes vision of a space where every Indigenous person gets a chance to be heard, to share stories, to vent frustration, to celebrate achievements, but most importantly, to do so in a safe place of solidarity.

I have waxed lyrical about my feelings on being a host of the IndigenousX Twitter account here http://aboriginaloz.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/tkw-guest-blog-indigenous-x-changed-my.html and my feelings haven’t changed. IndigenousX means a great deal to me and to see Lukes hard work and patience starting to take off is a wonderful thing. While the site is still in it’s first stages, it by no means is anywhere near the breadth and scope envisioned by Luke, myself and a lot of other people who are willing to work, work and work even harder to build it into not just an informative site, but an Indigenous experience.

Please go and visit, there are some fantastic T shirts available, and all sales go directly back into furthering the sites creation

“Let your vision be ahead of your sight! Dream beyond what you see and never let your environment determine the size of what you see in your convictions. If possible, dream about what does not exist and the good news is that “it is possible”; so go and do it now!” – Israelmore Ayivor

On whats goin on

Quick update for my sadly neglected little blog. My Start Some Good venture in conjunction with Crokey Blog was a huge success. What this means is that any Aboriginal Health related pieces I write will be published over on my ‘The croakey Koori’ column. Yup, I have column now. its over here http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/ so come and check it out.

My first piece will be live within a week, so keep your eye out! This by no means that I will be publishing less on this blog. Matter of fact, I’m hearing atrocious things are headed Aboriginal peoples way in the upcoming budget, so you know I’ll be all over that like a bird on a worm.

If you’re reading Goldfinch by donna Tartt, or are planning to before the 12th May, head on over to Twitter, where we will be having a #Bookchat at 7.30pm Eastern Aus time.  Our next book  will be Tiddahs by Anita Heiss, so if  this sounds even a little bit interesting, come on by the #Bookchat hashtag and say hi.

 

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