I’m not an aboriginal woman. I have aboriginal step children full time, and sadly, other them their maternal pop, on their aboriginal side, they get no culture. Pop helps us a great deal (my partners former father inlaw) with culture but he’s off protesting alot these days and I’m stumped at what I can do with them, with out being disrespectful to culture.
My sisters partner (aboriginal man) abused me when I talked about doing aboriginal art, or letting the kids paint me in ochre or me them. Apparently I’m not allowed to do this? It’s disrespectful? I was looking up local language, local sights, but I’m confused as what I’m allowed to do. Pop said go ahead and get deep into culture and its important that non aboriginals get involved and educate themselves, but my sisters partner feels I’m over stepping and I’m taking away that culture as I’m not an aboriginal woman, and that they should be shown from their own mob. They are 8 hrs away from country.
So, do I just get in and educate my babies or am I being wrong and disrespectful?
Posted anonymously, 20th July 2021