This piece is a combination of excerpts taken from various speeches of mine over the last two years.
I COME from a beautiful and ancient land. For thousands of years before the arrival of western civilisation my people have lived in harmony with the land, environment and each other.
There were strong social structures that held the community and people together. A river, a mountain, dense forests or plains of grassland isolated these tribes.
This caused hundreds of unique communities to evolve, each with their own rich customs, traditions and languages. It is against this setting that we had the first generation of nation builders emerge.