IOP | Arlparra, NT - We're Here To Make A Stand

Young Way

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Description Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation engaged Indigenous Outreach Projects to deliver a Dance and Music Video Project in Arlparra Northern Territory.

Although the community and IOP Hip Hop Crew were faced with difficulties due to sorry business and ceremonies they still managed to band together and work very hard to create this fantastic outcome.

Thank you to all the Elders, Communities (all 16 Homelands), Youth Workers and most importantly the Youth that made this project a success.

NO SHAME | BE PROUD | RESPECT

#iophiphop #Arlparra #northernterritory

LYRICS

VERSE 1
Sixteen home lands working together
Our way it’s Urapuntja
Stay at home stay close to culture
Family’s important as we get older
Listen to the stories we get from Elders
Handing down knowledge, it will help us
Arlparra we call ‘em new store
We come from everywhere come one come all
Go to Alice to get your food
Come back with family don’t be a fool
Let’s talk about the way we used to live
Humpies and bush tucker that’s how it is
Teachers slept in hammocks to get the job done
Leaning on country, sitting in the hot sun
We’re proud of our homelands, kind and loving
No teasing, no humbugging

PRE CHORUS
We’re here, to make a stand
We’re here, on Aboriginal land
We’re here, hand in hand
We’re here, on Aboriginal land

We’re here, to make a stand
We’re here, on Aboriginal land
We’re here, hand in hand
Arlparra, this is our land

CHORUS
Arlparra, Arlparra, here we go
Arlparra, here we go
Arlparra, Arlparra, here we go
Arlparra, here we go

VERSE 2
Grandfathers, passed down the lands
Songs and stories go hand in hand
Don’t copy what you see if it’s not healthy
Do the right thing it helps you and me
Bush onions, berries and bush bananas
Learn our way you know you wanna
If you feeling down, anxiety attack
Take a step back and think before you act
The clinic is there if you need a friend
Community and family till the end
All the young people lets listen up
Let’s do the things that we all love
Going swimming at the boundary bore
We do it healthy way, come on ya’ll
Keep your head up with no regret
No shame be proud and have respect

PRE CHORUS

CHORUS

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