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People Who Care for Life Everywhere Event – Uncle Ken B.
March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Sunday 5 March, 2 to 4 pm To the people who care for life everywhere,
An Invitation from Uncle Kevin Buzzacott (as written by friend H. Nelson:)
Long-renowned Arabunna Elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott is visiting Canberra, for the purpose of meeting and talking with people concerned and grieved about the devastations to land, waters, climate, species and peoples: from overwhelming cultures of acquisition and extraction, and ceaseless aggressions in the world.
Uncle Kevin for decades has been campaigning for rescue of his own country (at Lake Eyre in SA) and for the whole continent and its peoples and life – from the poisons of uranium and heavy-metal and coal mining; from the huge extractions of deep underground waters, and their poisoning as a hidden dump for chemicals and radioactive wastes lasting thousands of years; from the vast depletions of forests and exhausted soils, scorched from agri-business.
For 240 years First Nations peoples and innumerable species still suffer unceasing sicknesses, losses, dying and extinctions.
The colonisers had no recognition that our dear Earth is alive, and suffers. For First Peoples, the ‘first law’ arises from the Earth herself: that the Earth mother gives birth to us, provides for us, and loves us; and that our grateful duty is to care for and love her in return – as in our own family life. All human law is made in the light of this first law.
This is so simple, so easy to understand, and to live by!
Uncle Kevin is old and tired now – “This year is our last chance.”
He would like to build together a path for new direction in Australia. To first come together, listen and talk this coming week. And then respond to a later bigger ‘call-out’ to bring in our best ideas, put them together before us at a collective ceremonial gathering, and envision transformation of our ways and aspirations, towards goodness and care for future life.
Uncle Kevin invites us to join him here:
The Pavilion room, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
15 Blackall St., Barton, ACT
To help plan numbers – if you are interested in attending, please reply by email with “Yes I may be able to come”, to Honey Nelson via email@example.com‘