Uncle Kevin Buzzacott , elder of the Arabunna Lands of South Australia ,the Keepers of Lake Eyre and indigenous campaigner has been diagnosed with cancer. As part of his recovery process over 35 indigenous and non-indigenous artist’s have gathered together to put on a spectacular benefit.
I urge everyone to come and support this very worthy gig. Uncle Kev has to be one of the coolest people I have ever met. He was an absolute rock during Camp Sovereignty. When we were all running around being as stressed as headless chooks he would call out to us all to come sit down. We would then be treated to some wonderful humour and quickfire lessons in reality.
Uncle Kev also has to be one of the cheekiest people I’ve ever met. I remember one day during Camp Sov this young woman rocks up with a great big pack and sits down in our wee circle. Uncle Kev asks her where she’s come from to which she replied “The Kimberly’s” (read: a FUCK of a long way). Uncle Kev then goes in to this long story about how he’s come a long way too. He said he saw Camp Sov on the news and decided that he needed to be there so he stole a car and then drove until he ran out of gas and then stole another car and did the same thing. And he kept oin doing that until he got to Melbourne because this was such an important thing that was happening here.
Throughout this whole story the young woman (whose name I never get unfortunately) listened respectfully at this wonderful tale she was hearing.
Then about 10 minutes later Uncle Kev says “nah just kidding, I’ve been here a couple of weeks and I only came from Adeleide”.
He’s a cracker, can’t wait to be there!!