Connection To Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People have a Connection to Country (Australia) that has been forged over thousands of years of affiliation with the land and sea. That has been demonstrated through endless years of accent practices of hunting and gathering, ceremony, oral history telling and caring for the country. This connected First Nations People to the land in an interwoven existence and not just living upon it.
This land is our inheritance that has been passed down from generation to generation and is the birthright of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island person. With this birthright comes a responsibility to continue to practice traditional lore, culture and Connection to Country that is still ongoing today. In this modern day it is also the responsibility of all Australians to learn to care for this country.