Sunday, November 25, 2007

John Howard's Funeral

No-one has more right to celebrate the death of the Howard Government than the Aboriginal people. Howard's hostility to Land Rights, his drive to turn the clock back to the dark days of assimilation, his disrespect for the Stolen Generation, and his military invasion of Northern Territory Aboriginal communtities gives Aboriginal people pride of place in seeing the arse-end of Australia's worst Prime Minister. The icing on the cake is the defeat of Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough in his seat. To purify the nation and create the conditions for its healing, members of the Adelaide Aboriginal community, introduced by Tauto Sansbury and led by Kaurna elder Uncle Lewis Yeloburka O'Brien, held a smoking ceremony at Hindmarsh Square the day after the election.

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