Fri 12 Oct 7pm SOAS – Poetry & Film: In Memory of Rikki Shields ‘A Journey of the Spirit’

Albert Pellicer reads poetry in tribute to his personal friend, Rikki Shields (1942-2012), poet and Australian Aboriginal rights campaigner. Followed by a film directed by Rikki.

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Aboriginals have a special connection with everything that is natural
We see ourselves as part of nature and nature is we.

This is told through dreaming; a belief that long ago these natural creatures started human life.
Then after all natural things were in their place they became features
On the earth and sky, where they still are today.
My People believe this, I believe. It is our story of a true Aboriginal.