naïve to cultured

with eyes open wide

Icon Person: Doris Pilkington Garimara

One of the main reasons why I will do everything I can to keep my children out of a school system is because the majority of their time in school is filled with useless and biased information.

Here’s a perfect example. I don’t remember ONCE learning about Australia’s history. Many of you might say, “And why would you care? You are an American.”

And that shows me that you NEITHER learned about Australia’s history because if you had, you would realize why it’s so important for everyone to learn.

The woman in the center of this photo is Doris Pilkington Garimara. Doris is aboriginal. She had a rough childhood, separated from her mother when they were forced into mandatory government “re-education” camps. Actually her mother fled and left Doris in the camp and they were reunited about 20 years later.

Doris was the author of a popular book-turned-movie called “Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence.” She used her celebrity to highlight aboriginal issues.

Unfortunately Doris passed away at the age of 76 recently, leaving behind 80 grandchildren! Her legacy will forever live on.

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Novelist, Dies at 76 – NYTimes.com.

Advertisements

What's your opinion?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on May 6, 2014 by in Minority Race/Poor/Indigenous Rights and tagged , , , .
Follow on Bloglovin
Follow naïve to cultured on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Blast from the Past

Goodreads

%d bloggers like this: