Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Nine) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Nine) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris (reference links at bottom) Rita finds both the Martins sitting outside on their covered porch sipping coffee.  She can hear them talking in whispers as they stare into the sunrise.  In the distance she can just see the Sydney Opera House and Sydney HarbourContinue reading “Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Nine) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris”

Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Five) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

As she heads into the South Pacific Ocean from the Hawkesbury River, Rita changes from many trout into a single three meter long bottlenose dolphin.

Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Four) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita floats bodiless in space.  She looks down and sees a group of women known as the Djunkgao sisters shrouded in mist.  They are naming the Australian animals and clans.  One is making sacred wells with a yam stick.  The image disappears. 

Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Three) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Three) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris (reference links at bottom) The Australasia Recycling Label We administer the Australian Packaging Covenant to reduce the environmental impacts of consumer packaging and optimise resource recovery. We develop plans and guidelines to prevent plastic waste from entering the oceans. We work with state, territoryContinue reading “Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Three) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris”

Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Two) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Two) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris (reference links at bottom) “We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.” – Australian Aboriginal saying Note: Uluru is a rockContinue reading “Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Two) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris”

Rita Walker: Australia (Blog One) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita stares back towards Camp Creek and notices the edges of the bank are deep and the water low.  “What the people of Austra—Uluru do will affect the Dreamline?” she asks.  

Rita Walker (Blog Thirty-one):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

As they drive to the airport the driver puts on the news.   Along with the unusual heatwave Rita hears about a disturbance along the Queen Charlotte Fault near Tasu. 

The heat outside the airport is so hot Rita asks Marlo to help her carry Kanayago ins

Rita Walker (Blog Thirty):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

Rita Walker (Blog Thirty):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris Nine Haida Elders got together in 1998 to create the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP) to save and continue the Skidegate dialect (HIGaagilda Xaayda Kil).  Vehicle Air-conditioning has become more environmentally friendly since the European Union’s decision to ban HFC-134a in 2011.  (References at theContinue reading “Rita Walker (Blog Thirty):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris”

Rita Walker (Blog Twenty-nine):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

It’s unusually warm for autumn and Zsofia had asked Rita to bring her class to Victoria Park in Kitchener.

Rita Walker (Blog Twenty-eight):  By Dan Watt and Taylor Norris

“Get away from me!” Rita hears the man named Norm cry out.  She also hears a very faint buzzing sound.