Talking Circle: Auntie Maureen Watson19 May 2003
73 yr old Aboriginal woman sits with us for a reflection on the rights of children, the meaning of wisdom, and the responsibilities of power. (Notes by Willem)
What's your (com)passion?
"hey ho, hey ho it's over the hill I go."(Juno's coming up exhibit in Canberra)
Keep pointing my children (sons) in the right direction.
To not be involved in domestic violence
You do what you can (so You Can!)
I'm talking here like a burst pipe
I'm meeting with people whose children are involved in sexual molestation
How to protect our children?
Did I fail them?
They blame me for not protecting them.
I never asked them that question
I hope in truth I'm a'miss...?
How to protect?
Be Polite. Do as your told by your elders.
I tell them reasonably openly about that special place
The one. No touch harm or hurt.
It's your body/life look after it!
I have the right to protect them from adults telling them otherwise.
Story a teaching tool.
Parents can read to their children
We are the ancestors to become to be given to children of the future
Decide now to become honourable ancestors
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