Song for Sunday – Treaty by Yothu Yindi

As part of my recognition of NAIDOC week (a national celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) this week’s song for Sunday is “Treaty” by Yothu Yindi from 1991.

This land was never given up
This land was never bought and sold
The planting of the union jack
Never changed our law at all

It was written in response to Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s failure to live up to his promise that the government would enter into a Treaty with Indigenous Australians by 1990.

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to watch some previous songs for Sunday:

  1. “Tennis Court” by Lorde
  2. “Same love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lews (in support of marriage equality)
  3. “Don’t pay the ferryman” by Chris De Burgh
  4. “Take me to church” by Hozier
  5. “Satellite” by Lena
  6. “I will survive” by Gloria Gaynor (Priscilla Queen of the Desert version)

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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