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My Koro was a massive advocate for Aboriginal rights. When ever he was in Australia he would on many occasions be mistaken for Aboriginal. He considered it a privilege.
As I got older and learnt more about their struggle, I was appalled and angry. But instead of feeling helpless, I decided that it was my obligation to fight with what skills I had, to try and add my fraction to the equation.
Little did I know, it would be an exchange and as much as I may have helped in some way, they also helped me find who I was all along. And now I realise that we all share in the same struggle.
I have the utmost respect and admiration, for a people who have survived and continue to survive, a silent holocaust... and through it all, continue to shine a light and show us the true meaning of forgiveness and perseverance.
Aroha mai ~ Aroha atu 🙏🏾
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