This site is dedicated to creating a better and greater understanding and connection between indigenous and non indigenous peoples all over the world. However, this distinction has the effect of, as politics so comfortably does, bifurcating this complex, multi-layered and shared world. We are not indigenous and non indigenous, nor Western or non-Western, nor are we first world and third world, we are people in ONE world.
The intention behind this site is to create a space where people of an indigenous background living in a post-colonial or ‘settler’ state are able to share their experiences with those interested and an opportunity to know about what you might have not been able to hear because it gets drowned out by the noise of global financial crises, market stability and the ‘Wars on Terror’.
Beginning after an Amnesty International Human Rights Conference held in Brisbane, Australia in 2011, a group of interested and inspired people decided to start this blog where indigenous rights and knowledge could be shared and experienced, in the online sphere. There are voices that aren’t being heard because they are being actively ignored.
It is open to ALL who wish to contribute and especially for the First Voices of our world.