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  • Thank you.

  • Thank you.

  • Like to acknowledge that we're injury and the boner.

  • Wrong.

  • Clans of the colon nation.

  • I'd like to acknowledge any original people here in the room.

  • I would like to pay my respect, the elders from the past, the ones that are present.

  • And I'm here to talk to you about the way that I show my respect for the ones that are emerging.

  • So if this is 80,000 years ago 130,000.

  • 50,000.

  • 40,000.

  • 30,000.

  • 20,000.

  • 10,000.

  • And here we are today.

  • 10,000.

  • 1000 232 that 232 232 years off.

  • How we know this country.

  • Australia.

  • 232 years of colonization.

  • 232 years of history, Law, culture 80,000 years of history Law L O.

  • R.

  • A Law of the land and culture And it's the gap between here and there that motivates May to do something for the merging elders off the indigenous community, the kids.

  • So I run to raise money for the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

  • I haven't found on ongoing fund raising campaign, and it's called Run bitch run.

  • It's quite a successful campaign, and at this point in time, we've got a whole team of run bitches run team and we run lots of different distances.

  • I love to run.

  • I'm not particularly fast, but I really enjoy it.

  • I have all my life, and I'm determined to keep running until the privileges that are afforded to my five kids are the same privileges that are afforded to the kids who are indigenous to this country who have been born in these 232 years.

  • This is my son, and he's packing awards on Palm Island.

  • He's doing that for the kids to reach their fullest potential in school.

  • This is pillow Pauletta.

  • She is a window, remember where?

  • Gary?

  • A woman.

  • She's an author.

  • She's a midwife.

  • She's a mother of six, and she's the first aboriginal hot air balloon pilot.

  • And she has bestowed upon me the name Walker tongue were, uh, determined to run.

  • Now, why am I determined to run for these kids in remote communities to reach their fullest potential in schools to pay the rent?

  • Basically, am I proud to call myself Australian?

  • No.

  • Do I feel guilty about that?

  • Yeah.

  • D'oh!

  • The privileges that I've bean born into I am so grateful for.

  • But until my original brothers and sisters received the same privileges that I've received by being born in this amount of time in our history, I can't reconcile to call myself Australian and be proud of it.

  • All my life, I've been asked where you from then?

  • I always say, Melvin, and then people say I know, But where were you born?

  • And I say Frankston and people say, I know you went where you really born, where you really from?

  • And for white friends out there that say that people of color that's actually microaggression, it's offensive.

  • You don't know what my progression is.

  • Google it.

  • But then I answer O d me, my heritage.

  • People say yes, it's your heritage.

  • Where you from with Mister and sisters from when I say always countries of my blood lines.

  • But I always end with I'm Australian.

  • But as I've grown up, I've become more and more uncomfortable with calling myself Australian.

  • Now, when I signed up for the marathon, it was the online registration form that said, Do you wanna fund rise and was like.

  • Yeah, cool.

  • We'll do that.

  • And those list of charities And Cathy Freeman Foundation came.

  • I was like, Yes, I love Cathy show take.

  • But in that moment, I just had this incredible, intense flashback.

  • It was It was like it was a PTSD trigger, actually, and pain that is not transformed is transferred.

  • So I sat down and I just started writing and this poem, Rumba Tron came out, and then I decided to shoot it and upload onto YouTube, and I used it to raise money for my first rice, and it raised a lot of money.

  • It's sort of win little bit viral, and that was great.

  • But it was around this time.

  • Also, about five years ago that I made this huge self discovery.

  • I realized that I'm not white now to the naked eye that might have been surmised in moments.

  • But for myself, born in a colonized Western culture, the only Commonwealth country that does not acknowledge its first Nations people in the Constitution I've been colonized to think, see, speak, act what?

  • It was the course of these 232 years that created a mainstream culture that centers whiteness, meet Guan.

  • He's 10 years old, he's a healer and he speaks to aboriginal languages.

  • It's about the history of that kind of declined for the English country, the whole off this new land.

  • What happened at school?

  • Justin told at school.

  • That was for what people?

  • That clip is taken from a docker cold in my blood.

  • It runs its released this month, and it's directed and created by my annual, and it follows Juan's family and his journey as an Australian and as an Aborigine e dealing with institutionalized racism and intergenerational trauma.

  • Out institutions create huge barriers for our aboriginal kids.

  • I do believe that knowledge is power and I do believe education can equip our original kids to become leaders in the community and also leaders in our country.

  • And what better way to lead our nation into a bright future?

  • In the closing The Gap Report that came out just a fortnight ago, we're on track for only two of our seven targets, and that is the level of enrollments of four year olds in early childhood education.

  • And we're on track tohave the gap for the number of year 12 attainments for 2025 now average interest rate.

  • Islander people make up only 2% of our population, but they also constitute 27% of our prison population.

  • And right now, 100% of the kids in a juvenile justice detention system in the Northern Territory are aboriginal kids, and this is how we trade our kids.

  • In the juvenile justice system, pain that is not transformed is transferred.

  • There is so much into generational healing to be done for non indigenous an indigenous Australians before we can, singing joyful strains with one voice.

  • 12 years ago when Kevin 07 said sorry, he also appealed for all of us to take into generational responsibility for a blemished history.

  • And I saw What can I do?

  • I could move to change lives.

  • Sport is a commodity, and it's a privilege that's accessible to May, and it's something all Australians understand.

  • It's also a great platform to highlight the racism in our culture.

  • Even if were acknowledged, 50 years post harmlessly paid a Norman Googling, if you don't know who is in 2017 that Willard statement came out and it speaks of my Karada, which is the coming together after the struggle.

  • My Kurata is a young new word for conflict resolution, peacemaking, justice.

  • And I thought, How can I create my karate in my life?

  • My family live on what?

  • Our own country.

  • This is Karena Pickles and her family is the only remaining.

  • What a wrong bloodline.

  • Great, great great grandmother is Queen Mary.

  • She's from the lineage of royalty.

  • Corinne is dead, and his full siblings was stolen from their mother, Karina's grandmother, Any Joyce who's 95 years old?

  • It was the half caste act that was passed by Alfred Deacon that made that possible.

  • That and Karina lives with the legacy through Deakin University being built on what our own country.

  • However, she also lives with five generations off her family on what own country today.

  • This is Karena.

  • Three years ago on my wedding, and apart from my husband, she was the most important person.

  • They may, because she participated in every part of the ceremony, and at the end of the ceremony she asked my self in my husband and the kids to take a handful of send and putting the vase.

  • And then she gave the vase back to us and her family Welcome to my family on country.

  • It was the first time that I called a stately home.

  • And so I ask you, what privileges?

  • What power do you have for being born in this period of time that you can use to pay the rent on my shoes and out the door?

  • Limbaugh connected feet ready to ride the bitumen serpent that glides past the primary school, the secondary school, the soccer field, athletics track And around past that haunted homestead out back to my front door.

  • It was 1994.

  • I was a pube Essen girl still living at home.

  • And what, brother?

  • The absent man of the house was home from university.

  • It was My ritual of freedom was just in afternoon jog and I moved with genetic grace The ease of the line of the thousands of toilet before me of rice and spices.

  • Iran.

  • I was in flow.

  • Ha ha!

  • Look at that, ever, you black bitch!

  • I turned my head.

  • Locks of convicts flowing red clues.

  • Crimson waves, huh?

  • Look at that.

  • Have run!

  • Run, bitch!

  • Run!

  • Run home!

  • Running home with what my heart said.

  • I looked ahead.

  • She fell behind with a boy on a bike, much younger to my mind.

  • Flight of a journal in accelerated my step.

  • I felt the pulsation of my awareness expand My peripheral time slowed down and I spent ahead.

  • Look at that.

  • Abba!

  • Run!

  • Hey, there's Cathy Freeman.

  • Hi.

  • Run, Cathy!

  • Run!

  • Run, bitch!

  • Run!

  • She just called me Cathy.

  • Now it wasn't fashionable to be cold Aboriginal, but I've been called black my whole life.

  • Aber *** Brownie, Slant eyed bitch!

  • You've been kept in the oven too long.

  • But this red freckle sister on her rampage hate had no idea of the gift that she just gave to me.

  • Like this twisted hand of destiny.

  • She just call me Cathy now.

  • Wrong which run means the world to me Run home run Home was my heart said to me But she just call me Cathy Cathy Freeman The woman had already won three gold medals in the Commonwealth Games A woman who symbolized peace and hope and reconciliation for Australia's tainted history.

  • Now run, bitch!

  • Run means the will to me run home running home with what my heart said to me Run, bitch!

  • Run!

  • Red gills!

  • Racism ignited my fire Run, bitch run just became my mantra.

  • You want Cathy?

  • Well, let's say say steel springs are gonna hurt on me down the track, I increase my step.

  • It's faster celebrity.

  • She pursued her poison tongue licking my Achilles fueled with the ignorance of only need righteousness In a pastel pigmentation I looked ahead.

  • The Rainbow seven was taking me home.

  • Run, Mitch, when she followed me straight to my door with her little sidekick in tow.

  • My brother the size of us Someone when mountain is inside.

  • Ready?

  • Chase me.

  • Call me Black.

  • Over Beach.

  • My brother flew out the door without bull terrier in tow.

  • That girl was not gonna bother me anymore.

  • Run, bitch!

  • Run!

  • It was 1968 when Uncle Joe immigrated.

  • He's a Chinese Pakistani.

  • It took him one year to get out family through the widest range of policy.

  • See, it took him appealing to the local parish priest who appealed to the local member of Parliament of the Liberal Party.

  • And like another twister hand of destiny Hey was the one that sponsored the entire Leo family.

  • See?

  • Run, bitch!

  • Run!

  • That's how I came to bay on the first Australian of my blood but I'm not originally, but I was born on the wrong country.

  • I've got salt water in my veins serum bitch, run!

  • I was born at the gateway of the peninsula where Mozart Place.

  • But I said it's waiting for trains Frankston, where I saw my first gun, Penis and syringe before I got my pen license.

  • Run, bitch!

  • Run fast forward!

  • Seven years and I'm living the dream.

  • I'm a working actor living in ST Kilda, and it's the year 2000 and there she is on my TV screen.

  • Cathy Freeman.

  • She's all dressed in green, and it's the Olympics, and it takes 49.13 seconds and Terran Aaliyah's changes again, and I cried my first bittersweet patriotic tear, but in here I help people.

  • I, uh, that, uh, my bones are still rattling this so they're still rattling the bribes in the air.

  • That not just phenomenal.

  • They basically elevated me off the ground.

  • That's a sensation.

  • Always getting is if I was getting sweet.

  • Now run bitch!

  • Run means the will to May I run weird way we would be all the way home.

  • And here is where it's led me to be here with you Home Finally free my mama both over the blended family.

  • My name is Lou Fi.

  • Chin Walker Tongue were, uh, h Walker.

  • You know, the Silva?

  • My Children were born on bona wrong.

  • What a wrong word on jury country.

  • Their father has red hair and freckles, locks of convicts in the roots of their family tree My Children's blood One's true blue with the dreams of the triads the Chinese refugees escaping borders and crossing toe India to Pakistan changing their names, their birthdays, that religions for survival.

  • Run, bitch, run!

  • I'm running home free from denial.

  • I know.

  • I come from bound feet.

  • I know I've swung through the semen of the salty, sweaty sailors in the colonial Rapists and pillage is I know my bones have been fashioned from the ash in waters of the Ganges, But run, bitch, Run!

  • Now I run for the kids of the Gala Winker, Maura Binda, war, Amanda and Palm Island for the next seven generations of paying it forward.

  • Rumba trying.

  • It means that will to me run all the way home.

  • Much respect.

Thank you.

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