Thursday, March 19, 2009

Charter of Aboriginal Rights

From Kath Walker’s “Charter of Aboriginal Rights” (hattip AM)


“Give us Christ, not crucifixion

Though baptized and blessed and bibled,

We are still taboo and libeled

You devout salvation sellers,

Make us neighbours, not fringe dwellers

Make us mates, not poor relations

Citizens, not serfs on stations.”



Written in the 1960’s