WHO ARE WE

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Brian Butler
Co-Founder & Director

Brian was born in Darwin in the Northern Territory, following his Mother’s (Emily Ann Gordon) forced removal from his Grandmother (Nana Eliza Gordon) where together they had lived in the detention centre known as ‘The Bungalow’ in Alice Springs. Emily was taken to the ‘Bagot Reserve’ detention centre in Darwin and it was here that Brian was born on 13 September 1938.

Brian stayed in ‘Bagot Reserve’ with his beloved Mother and Godmothers Auntie Dolly Jamieson and Auntie Daisy Ruddick right up until the bombs started falling on Darwin at the beginning of World War II, forcing them to evacuate back to Alice Springs and into the comfort of reunification with family.

Brian’s Mother and Grandmother belong to the Aranda Tribe and Toby (Brian’s Grandfather) the Luritja Tribe from the Uluru and Areyonga areas of central Australia. Brian’s tribal name is ‘Jangala’.

Advocacy life began for Brian at the age of fourteen. The Elders of Alice Springs were demanding the return of their children, children who were literally torn from the arms of their Mothers and taken to all parts of Australia and overseas to foreign countries far and wide. The Elders instructed him to leave his community in central Australia and go to find the children who had been taken from them. Brian travelled from Alice Springs to Adelaide where he was sent to the St Francis Boys Home in Port Adelaide run by the Church of England. This was followed by his falsifying his age by two years so that he could enlist with the Merchant Navy as this field of work would provide him with direct access to all the mAndrewor cities, and the ability to sight all the schools, churches and anywhere that one was likely to spot children of Aboriginal and Islander descent.

Years later as Brian was connecting with other Aboriginal and Islander people a force was being generated and during this time, Brian was privileged to be mentored by Auntie Mollie Dyer with the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) and a whole group of other committed people there and it was here that the need to start up Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Agencies around Australia was born and would come to fruition. As a founding member of the Secretariat National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Inc. (SNAICC) which was formed in 1978, the very first action was to commence the push for the Federal Government to hold an inquiry into the forced removal of Aboriginal and Islander Children. Brian became the National Chairman of SNAICC and remained in the position for a further fifteen years.

With over 60 years tirelessly working on reunification of Stolen Children with their parents, families and language groups nationwide, including our surrounding Islands, Brian continues to advocate for Truth Healing and Justice through his founding position on the Stolen Generations Alliance. Playing an instrumental role on the Indigenous Advisory Council for the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families which produced the ‘Bringing Them Home Report’, Brian is also an active member of the Elders Council of South Australia.

Brian is committed to addressing the hard hitting issues of Lateral Violence by increasing knowledge and understanding of the impacts of Colonization, highlighting poor government policies and practices that still, to this day, continue to oppress, undermine and eliminate us as a people. He is adamant that Cultural Safety through education and accountability must form the foundations for all people working with and for Aboriginal and Islander peoples and their communities, obtaining and demonstrating competencies to create a truly culturally safe environment for all. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people need to understand Lateral Violence so that we can focus on practicing the opposite which is Lateral Love™, through unity based on the principals of Caring, Sharing, Nurturing Love and Respect.

Brian’s sole purpose is to support Aboriginal and Islander individuals, Brian is a prime mover to ‘Zero Tolerance towards Lateral Violence and Racism’ and a Co-Founder and Director along with his niece Nicola Butler, of Lateral Love™ Australia incorporating ‘The Decade of Lateral Love™ Around the World 2012 – 2022’ campaign and the ‘Lateral Love™ & Spirit of Care for all Humankind’ campaign which has currently reach over 35,000 viewers in 124 countries world-wide without funding or support of any kind.

Brian offers support to individuals and communities in an ongoing capacity. Advocating for all of humanity from our sacred infants right through to our elders, constantly pushing for justice and encouraging our people to stand on their own feet and take charge of their own lives.

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Nicola Butler
Co-Founder and Managing Director

Nicola was born in Rose Park South Australia. Nicola’s belongs to the Eastern Aranda and Luritja peoples of the central desert regions on her Father’s side and Scottish, English, German and Swedish on her Mother’s side. 

Nicola is committed to working towards a Lateral Violence free society, determined that her children will not endure the self-perpetuating inter-generational and trans-generational trauma experienced by so many of our past and present generations.

Having experienced insidious forms of racism throughout her life, Nicola believes that as individuals we are never dealt any situation with which we cannot cope or find within ourselves the resources and resilience to survive. What we need is to see our current and emerging leaders upskilling our children and grandchildren with a new way of living, breathing and experiencing culture – nurturing back to health the old ways of caring and sharing.

Co-Founder and Director of Lateral Love™ Australia, a joint endeavour with the head of her family, Uncle Brian, holding steadfast to the sentiments of Martin Luther King Jr. “The time is always right to do what is right”, the movement is successfully harnessing the power of love to guide intentions and activate that strength of human spirit to challenge long held stereotypes. We are changing attitudes and perspectives from the inside out. We are tackling the once taboo subjects of suicide and lateral violence within our Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) families and communities across the country.

Nicola’s vision holds the promise of a healed society that has embraced the principles of self-determination, one that has been ‘Aboriginalised’ (the opposite of mainstreaming, founded on the principals of caring, sharing, nurturing, love and respect) and sees through an Aboriginal Term of Reference (ATR) lens. A society that can be proud of ensuring a future where all children innately expect to reach their full potential by upholding Cultural Safety, providing a culturally safe and secure environment whereby people feel safe and draw strength in their identity, culture and community.

Lateral Love™ Australia talks about the importance of understanding our own personal culture, and how our own personal cultural values impact upon others. In our perceptions, interactions, interpretations, beliefs and subconscious reckoning as we make our way about in the world, ultimately encouraging respect for all humankind regardless of age, race, creed, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability.

“We know cultural safety cannot exist without lateral love.” – Lateral Love™ Australia 2012 – 2022

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    1. We would be more than happy to connect and have the opportunity to discuss The Decade of Lateral Love 2012 – 2022 with your listeners. I subscribe to the sharing of information that can give strength to those individuals that might be finding themselves in difficult times in their lives.

      If you are aware of any yarning circles or community gatherings or individuals who would like to listen to the experiences of others as a result of our connections through Lateral Love Australia I would be happy to honour any invitations they may wish me to consider in the future.

      Yours in Unity through Lateral Love & Spirit of Care,
      Brian Butler
      0419 801 085

  1. Usually people who “follow” my children’s literature blog are young poets in Denmark, teenagers in Canada, other academics… I am proud to have such illustrious followers as yourselves! Please post on my blog if there are any Australian children’s or YA books you think I should read!

  2. I hope my comment above did not go to spam since I had a link in it…if there is no other comment from me here, it may’ve gone to your spam folder. Thanks and God bless you!

  3. The video link i pasted here is a powerful powerful tool for what you do….it is called Depraved Indifference. It ressurrects passion in people for the starving and neglected children in this world.

  4. Thank you for your recent follow. I’m very impressed with the commitment and vision of your mission. I look forward to this transitional time as a time of global growth and renewal based in the world that goes beyond the 5 senses. Best of luck.

  5. Thank you for starting to follow my blog. I think all of you are doing wonderful and very important work. Peace and unity is a need that everyone has, but too few people work towards it. I say “too few” because there are people who have to live with aggression, violence and conflict. And if even one person lives in that type of environment, it is one person too many! Shalom!

  6. Thank you for choosing to follow my blog. Your histories here are fascinating and I feel honoured that you choose to follow me! Your work is amazing and I shall follow the developments with interest. 🙂

  7. Thank you for subscribing to my site. I see that our ideas overlap significantly, though obviously we focus on different directions. The ways that boys are taught from a very young age to unequivocally accept violence and war (my blog) is one of the underlying aspects and reasons for the existence of ‘lateral violence’.
    Continue the good work. Caygin

  8. I find your site informative and inspiring. I was on a teacher exchange in Adelaide, Australia, in 2010, and I was so lucky to learn about Aboriginal culture from fellow colleagues and friends. I had never heard of the Stolen Generation and the atrocities of the Australian government (actually, I was introduced to the idea from the movie “Australia”).

    In the US, I had taught units to my high school students on slavery and the Civil Rights Movement (so many atrocities committed by the US govt, too), so I decided I wanted to learn about the Stolen Generation and teach a unit to not only my Australian students, but eventually to my students back in the United States. I read so many heart wrenching stories from “Bringing them Home.” I also invited some speakers to come from the Stolen Generations Alliance, and learned so much about the pain and about how so many Aboriginal people have been affected by such a heinous policy.

    Thank you for continuing to educate people like me, and I am honored you are following Travel Oops. Thank you.

  9. Thanks for following my blog about people who are labeled different. I can see that we share common passions. I look forward to reading more of your posts and joining your community.Take care, and God bless.

  10. Thanks for following my blog. Great to connect with you via the on-line community. It makes the virtual world a far more democratic place – and campaigns and actions such as your own, make meaningful change happen in the real world too!

  11. Thank you for my following my blog. I am honored that you are willing to consider my humble education/tutoring blog as a ‘partner’ to yourselves. I will follow your blog and when I have learnt about you I will put on a post or two on mine about yourselves. Although I don’t have many followers, perhaps one or more of those will pass your site on to others. All the best.

  12. We are a bunch of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable info to paintings on. You have done a formidable job and our entire neighborhood might be thankful to you.

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m glad to learn about your work in Australia. Even though my husband was born and lived there until three years ago when he came here, we long to keep connections there and be informed of the struggles of others. I would not have known about these things to this depth had you not found me. Thank you.

  14. Thank you for following my blog. Your blog is extremely interesting. I have Australian friends here in Israel, but your stories are a whole different angle for me. Good luck in your endeavours!

  15. Thank you so much for following my blog as this has given me the opportunity to find you here. Reading about Who You Are brought tears to my eyes. I have travelled to Australia and have become acquainted with the stories of Stolen Children. On a personal note, I was born in a Catholic-run orphanage and my mother was forced to give me up for adoption to a white English couple. To this day, I am yet to track down my biological mother who is of African descent. As I’m sure you appreciate, your work truly touches my heart. I now work as an independent documentary filmmaker, and as an activist to raise awareness and to support the rights and wellbeing of women, men and children in Sierra Leone whose limbs were forcibly amputated during the course of the 10 years of civil war in that country (1991-2001). The obstacles are considerable in all the battles we are fighting… but we keep the faith. In peace, Michele

  16. Hello! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

  17. Thanks for connecting with me through my blog! I am very interested in your advocacy work, as I live in a community in Haida Gwaii with a very similar history of human rights exploitation of indigenous peoples. I look forward to exploring your blog further.

  18. HI, thanks a lot for stopping by and following my blog. Your blog is inspirational and so welcoming. I will definitely be following, especially for those lovely quote of the days! All the best to you 🙂

  19. Thank you for joining my blog. I find your’s inspiring. I hope there will come a time when the race issue no longer exists and we simply view each other as humans, as that is what we are. Many blessings to all of you.

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Calculating Grace. I am in awe of your mission to return stolen children to their parents. I will pray God’s blessings upon your work. I work with an organization in Ethiopia, The Forsaken Children (.org), which reaches out to the 100,000+ homeless children in the capital city alone, some of whom were stolen for forced labor. So your mission touches my heart. We covet your prayers for Ethiopia as well! Thanks.

  21. I’ve been an admirer of Aboriginal culture for some time–thanks so much for visiting my site and for bringing me here to yours. God bless your work–I look forward to hearing more.

  22. Thanks for the like on my blog (KMbeing.com). I see that your group is also trying to make the world a better place in the many humble ways we can. I appreciate your efforts on the other side of this planet to connect for social benefit. Your work is to be admired and supported.

  23. You are so inspiring as a group of people in that you have such a driving purpose for such a worthwhile cause. Thank you for following my blog, you have inspired me to reflect more about the purpose of my own blog. I wish you continued positive momentum for your people.

  24. Such powerful stories. It is a gift to have overcome personal struggles and to have chosen to turn that energy toward the light; it is much easier to focus on the broken and bitter remains. I admire your work and you for using your space in the blogosphere to give a voice to those who largely go unheard.
    Kudos. Mitchell Kyd.

  25. This is exactly what my mother and I have been discussing a lot lately, to read through some of your individual stories is very enlightening to what we already thought we knew. Thank you for checking out our blog and lets brainstorm ways to bring awareness through art towards your cause. Namaste

  26. I came here after you began following my blog. I am so glad I did. I will be returning to read more about all of you and to hopefully learn of your successes.

    There is so much to do.

  27. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! If I ever post anything inappropriate or culturally insensitive please let me know and feel free to comment accordingly; I only migrated to Australia seven years ago (from the UK) and it has only been by travelling around the states and territories, and undertaking a degree with some History and Australian Literature courses that I’ve had any chance to learn about indigenous culture, past and present. One of my research essays was about the Stolen Generations; all that reading and research broke my heart, yet opened my eyes xx

  28. This is tremendous … the culmination of that painful story of thousands of stolen children of Australian aborogines … vision for humanity ! Shared it on Facebook. And thanks for including mine among your preferred blogs.

  29. What amazing work you do… It still astounds me how little some of us know, myself included, about what happens in the world around us. This is why global awareness is so important. To reiterate a post above, “Thank goodness for people like you.”

  30. I am so honoured that one of you has clicked the follow button on my site. I am amazed and humbled by what wonderful human beings you are. May God help and protect you in your work.

  31. Wonderful work your doing. We have just started our walkabout. We don’t have to walk as far. Just up to the keyboard. Thanks for following us. Please don’t let Monsanto into your country, take a look at what they have done to India. Keep them as faraway from your food supply as you can. They are poison pushers with their GMOs and will destroy your beloved country. As they are doing to us. Be warned! Good Luck and God speed.

  32. Hi, thanks for liking my new blog. It is funny that you people are the first ones to find it. When I learnt English in school (I am from Germany) I was not very good at it. Later, during my university time (I studied computer science and linguistics) I stumbled over R.M.W. Dixon’s book “The languages of Australia” and was absolutely fascinated by the topic. I started reading that book and that is what actually taught me English. I still find ancient Australian culture and Australian languages a very interesting topic. I might one day come for a visit (my sister is living in New Zealand and Australia is kind of en route, but I really don’t know 🙂 Hope you will keep finding my posts interesting.

  33. Thank you for folowing my blog. I feel quite humbled to be in the company of people whose mission takes on such important issues of human rights.

    Good luck in everything you do.

  34. Thank you for checking out “In search of unusual destinations” – you’re the first to show interest from Dow Nunder!

    As for your excellent blog: I wish you every success. In my day job, combating prejudice and racism lie at the heart of what I try to do, so I can relate strongly with what you seek to achieve. This said, my knowledge and understanding about the plight of Aboriginal and Islander people in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere is far too limited. Your blog will be invaluable. All good wishes for 2013. Phil.

  35. Thanks for following my blog. I traveled through Australia extensively in 2000 and ever since then wish I could live there permanently. Alas, a gorgeous dream painting on my living room wall will have to suffice for now to remind me of your beautiful country.

  36. It is so wonderful to read about people who cares for people, who have a heart for God’s creation-his people.”For God so loved the world…” What you do is a spiritual thing, it is a God thing-I pray that our Father in heaven keeps you strong as you endeavor to do his will. Thank you for following my blog, I hope what I write may be a blessing to you as much as i was blessed to write them-Peace

  37. Hello LateralloveAustralia,

    I know it is the 13th of January, but I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Take care during summer, the bush is prone to fire now. I have just heard that some bushfires are happening in Tasmania. I hope it is not happening in your area where you live. 🙂

    It is very hot down here in Canberra, and very windy too; rain is the only thing I am hoping to come. Thank you again, take care, and many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  38. Thank you Lateral Love Australia for your heart concern for all those who have been wounded and hurt by lack of understanding and compassion. I was a neglected and abused child for years, and then abandoned so I was thankful for those who cared for me, but we were of the same Culture so they recognised my being neglected and abused but what some consider normal others consider not acceptable . We must always look at the big picture not just bits and pieces of the puzzle and we must seek to forgive and move on in Love..

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

  39. Hi …Thank you for coming. it is indeed a great pleasure to be connected to a group with a interesting background and standing for a cuase. Keep me posted indeed. Peace, love and light.
    Namaste.

  40. From fellow Australians, my hubby from Holland and myself from the Philippines, this is such an honour for my blog to be visited by such a distinguished group of people! Many thanks and I look forward to getting to know more about your group!

  41. Thank you for visiting Life As a Wave. I am moved as I read about Lateral Love’s genesis and it’s current intention. What a beautiful mission. I am looking forward to staying connected.

  42. Thank you for following my blog “Tears of Truth”…i loved reading about all that you do for mankind…i wish someone like you and yours couldve found me and helped to save me…..growing was hatd and they still want to hurt me. Im physically ill, but istill try to fight back by helping others …thank you again. I really am looking fwd to reading more.

  43. Dear Lateral Love, thanks for following our blog, Interfaithnet… We also wish you the best in your work and look forward to staying connected. You’re very welcome to post items about Indigenous spirituality on Interfaithnet – articles, events, commentary, news… we’d love to post it. We try to give space to all faith paths and spiritual traditions on our site, but we rely on our connections.

    Interfaithnet wholeheartedly supports your work and your campaign “Lateral Love & Spirit of Care for all Humankind” and if we can be of any assistance, please let us know. peace & love

  44. Might you be the angels climbing the staircase in Hope School in Australia, a dream I once had?
    Thanks for following my blog and hope you don’t mind me mentioning your site in my blog.

  45. To read every post on this blog has become my current #1 priority, as well as to reblog and reference whatever I can. My silly thrusts at the problems of humanity falter compared to this. Thank you and talk to you very soon.

  46. Hi, Thanks for reading and now following Earth: Sacred/Possession.

    You are doing important work! I’m so glad you have made the connection and looking forward to following your journey!

    Best wishes,
    Elizabeth Darby

  47. Thank you so much for the follow, I am honored. it is a pleasure to visit your site and see the difference you are making. I am a member of “Blogger for Peace 2013” and I have an idea that I would like to share with you and hopefully you could be part of. It wouldn’t need much commitment from you just one small article really. Could you e mail me at athenabrady1@gmail.com

  48. I have just discovered your site due to your visit to mine and I must say, I am honored by your interest. Your message, mission, and stories leave me speechless, as does the thoroughness of your labor of love. If I can contribute in any way, in the way of discussion of schizophrenia, please let me know. Childhood stressors, trauma, negative environment, as well as other factors appear to play a role in the illness, so I imagine you have seen its symptoms in people you serve.
    Thank you for choosing to follow my site. Thank you for your work on behalf of the broken-hearted.

  49. Dear William Brian Butler, how EXTRAORDINARE is your life’s work with children. We are inviting globally all kids to be a part of our traveling tv talk show: “SASA KIDS 8 To 108.” The content is educational & entertaining while learning a process where people are in control of their ‘habits’ which are lifestyles. Each person MUST become a ‘SASA KID’ by getting their certificate “SASA FLASH” off the website: http://www.motionOsis.com

    Since this show is in the USA on the West Coast, all people can communicate their input for the show thru email: info@motionosis.com

    As a planet, we all must help one another to make a better world and what better way then through ‘kids, parents & families.’

    Thank you for your incredible life story, for people of your ancestry. Please communicate. Sincerely Gene & Lane

  50. Thanks for following. Reading the stories on here has been quite informational. I was not aware that children were taken from their mothers. I will continue to read more to better understand what Lateral Love Australia is all about. Thank you.

  51. We are not Australians, but my son had a teacher from Papua New Guinea. She told her class that in her country there were white people. The few black people there only drank and fought, never wanting to work. My son felt offended, he is part African. What a tragedy to have people with stupid idea educate our kids!

  52. WOW ! ! This is such a blessing, and an eye-opening experience to read about the folks on this blog, and the stories that are powerful, not finished, still being written, bringing hope to this rattled & embattled world … Thank you for following my blog, and I will be following yours, as well. Peace, and thanks – – – for the work you all are doing. T

  53. Hi,

    First, thanks for following my blog. So-o-o-o, I stopped by to visit yours. Just got back from a trip tonight and leaving tomorrow on another so only glanced at what this blog is about. BUT what I did read exxcites me as I’ve been to Australia and actually know a little about what you’re doing from a couple of different sources. Will be coming back in a few days to read it all. Looking forward to it.

    Rebecca

  54. Continued success in your efforts.
    You have found my daily observance site where I pen small verse.
    I will book mark your site – in an attempt to follow your progress.

  55. Thank you for the follow.
    I am somewhat educated regarding the Aboriginal plight in Australia. Are there quite a few comparisons to the history of the American Indian?

    1. Thanks for following my blog. I’m not familiar with the Aboriginal plight in Australia. I’ll be checking out your website and hopefully I can learn more about your country as you have mine.

      Thank you very much.

      Delmira Herself

  56. Thank you for following…
    Just browsed through your website. I am not familiar with aboriginal plight in Australia. But now I will continue to read all about your cause & efforts. May the force be with you in this great cause!

    Thank you very much.

  57. I am enjoying your blog so much. The history of aboriginal Australians is so similar to the history of my Cherokee(Native American) ancestors and the strife they endured when their land was “settled” by Europeans. I have added you to my Must Read Blogs page in the hopes that those who need to can find your site and learn more too. Thank you for bringing forth the voices of others.

  58. Thank you for the follow! In real life I do intercultural competency work and would love to connect–what an interesting idea to foster a global effort in this area. I’m in!

  59. I too say thank you for the follow. Australia is my very most favorite places to visit. I have travelled all up and down the east coast several times, inland to Katharine, up to Darwin – loved it, Alice Springs, down to Adelaide, and back around. I loved the outback and had many trips out to Uluru. Also, other outback adventures and it was there I first learned about a now favorite artist, Albert Namatjira and saw his work. I have one of his paintings thanks to friends in Aus. I now have another favorite artist, this time a musician…..Gurrumul Yunnipingu! I’ve read many books on the very tragic events that took place in Australia over the decades with the indigenous people at the hands of the European races. It is through education and people such as yourselves that the world will begin to heal and come together.

  60. Thanks for following Undoing the Fairy Tale! Your history is amazing and I’m looking forward to seeing more on here.

  61. Hey there again everyone!

    I’m commenting back as you all are collectively one of my earliest followers, just to say thanks for still being here (Thanks!) and to let you know that I’m on now also on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/tbtalks) and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PostsOfHypnoticSuggestion in case you fancy ‘liking’ the page or seeing what I Tweet. You’d be most welcome.
    Wishing you all the best
    Tony

    PS if you’re already there – thanks again.

  62. Thank you for following my blog..
    Your blog “Lateral love”,speaks of your service to the deprived people.
    I have to get into the writings deeply to understand your work.
    The thought is noble and the action is nobler.
    The team is good.
    I would help you in your service.
    Please be free to mail me .I would gladly do .

  63. Thank you for the follow, I was very moved and touched. Thank you very much for the hard work, endeavors, and labors of love you do on behalf of the men, women and children affected. I keep a G rated site suitable for children and family. It means a lot to me to know that children, somewhere, may be reading my stories and if there is a child out there that you choose to share some of my adventures with, I am honored beyond words. Childhood is such an important time, and those who steal it, and its innocence, are the worst criminals. Thank you again.

  64. It is so heartbreaking that still, in this day and age, some people around the world choose to be so bigoted and refuse to see that underneath it all, we are all the same.
    Wishing you the very very best of luck! May you be successful in all your endeavors. God bless!

  65. Thank you for following my blog. I’m honored by your respect and interest. I’m touched and gladdened to learn of your work in the world. You’re an inspiration and a spark in the fires of transformation. 🙂

  66. Thank you for the follow!!
    I have just discovered your site after your visit to mine and I am delighted and honored. From now on I am also following you.
    Thanks again and keep up the great work.
    My best wishes!!
    Mari

  67. Hi,
    I am humbled by your interest in my rantings at Kallu’s curio corner.
    The hope is that tomorrow would be a better world. Humanity has come this far only due to tireless work of people like you, thank you!
    Keep spreading love and kindness,
    -Kallu

  68. Beautiful hearts! Recently become aware of this travesty in history in my own country and looking for a way to make a difference here. Was shocked at the truth of our own history, and then to realize it’s happened so many other places as well on this scale is something that has turned my worldview upside down. It is an honor to “meet” you.

  69. Hello there and thanks for being a follower of The Cabra Senior Library Blog this year. We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Library/Librarian category of the 2013 Edublog Awards.

    Best Library/Librarian Blog vote now!
    As you are interested in our blog perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to vote for us? Click on the link below or the badge to visit the voting page.

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    Thanks again for your wonderful support in 2013 and all the best for 2014.
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  70. Thank you for following WordBowlbyMsCharlieS.com, and thank you for introducing me to the powerful work you are doing in Australia. My best wishes to you as you strive to cultivate cultural safety and lateral love.

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