Category Archives: The Canadian Press

Lets go back to the beginning to understand why we are doing what we do …

What is Lateral Violence? Back in 2012 the sad news of the passing of a young girl in a remote community who was subjected to ongoing lateral violence really impacted on us here at Lateral Love. As part of our … Continue reading

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An Important Message from Brian Butler

I am disturbed that Perpetual Grief is taking the toll on Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) peoples. This perpetual grief is cancerous and is reducing the ability for our Nations to be anywhere near confident that Aboriginal culture … Continue reading

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An Important Message from Brian Butler

Lateral Violence has killed our culture! In some communities it has caused sickness, depression and death. The one and only solution that will fix it all is through Lateral Love. Every individual has the ability to do something. Government are still … Continue reading

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An Important Message from Brian Butler

From the National whip around from my connections who keep me up to date on what’s happening in their communities, there seems to be an awful lot of lateral violence happening today. I want to tell everyone what I believe … Continue reading

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An Important Message from Brian Butler

I am at my wits end! I have reached my tether at the almost daily request for support from our young Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) youth who are continually experiencing rejection from Aboriginal Organisations when they are … Continue reading

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Recommended Viewing – We Were Children (Trigger Warning)

WE WERE CHILDREN As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of … Continue reading

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An Important Message from Brian Butler

I grow more and more concerned about those amongst us, our own Aboriginal peoples, who are breaching proper conduct and acting against true community control. The holding of illegal Annual General Meetings and wasting money that should rightfully be going … Continue reading

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