Today on Deadly Bloggers, we have new posts
- Mark Mullins' on his Blak and Black blog has posted a second NAIDOC post for 2012 that challenges the position of the ACT's Minister for Indigenous Affairs on a local issue.
- Oomisslulu has also posted a second post for NAIDOC Week about Australia's first Indigenous surgeon, Dr Kelvin Kong. That's an inspirational read.
- Lisa J's has reflected on the importance of NAIDOC Week on her diary blog, Once Upon a Lifetime. Lisa's archive spans right back to 2003, and I can't confirm it, but I suspect she holds the record as the Indigenous Australian who has been blogging the longest. I think I may have to include that in the Blak History Month's Great Moments in Blakistory file.
- And blog I added to the list just yesterday, Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist, takes a feminist look at Miss NAIDOC. Possibly a bit of controversy that people might like to check out.
As we are now on the home-stretch for NAIDOC 2012, I'd like to reflect on the way in which so much of what is happening in social media for NAIDOC has been driven by local activities. Apart from the ABC and SBS, there is still in 2012, little acknowledgement of NAIDOC week at a national level from mainstream media - and that's both TV and print. But there is still so much going on around the country and social media combined with local print news, demonstrates that NAIDOC is stronger than ever.
But it's important to consider that if I only accessed the major television stations, I'd never know that NAIDOC was happening, but because I'm online, I've found out what's happening in places like - Blacktown, Ballarat, Rockhampton, Fraser Coast, Bunderberg, Manning River, Port Augusta, Bendigo, Toowoomba, Mornington Peninsula, Woolloomoolloo, Geraldton, Cowra, Coffs Harbour, Gladstone, Cumberland, Canberra, Glen Innes, Shepparton.
Don't forget to use the hashtags: #NAIDOC, #NAIDOC2012 and #NAIDOCBlogs