Tonight I met a woman from Adelaide, whose mother was taken away/stolen from the communities where I work. Her mother is Dalabon. I was excited to make the connection, as I think she was too.
I was also all too aware that having a whitefella tell you that they're completing a PhD on the language you never got a chance to learn was likely pretty alienating. I'm hoping to meet up with her again on Thursday night at the closing night concert, and hear more from her about her story/ies, and to see what I can offer.