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Acknowledgement of Country

"Aboriginality is high-context identity. It is the reason we describe ourselves first by our Country of origin even before saying our name," says Wiradjuri artist and priest The Rev'd Canon Glenn Loughrey

Complexity in understanding Country and culture

“Our languages are the most complex in the world, such that even groups within the same language group have difficulty speaking to one another. Language is contextual – we have words for those things that pertain to our space. In the Wiradjuri language, for example, there is no word for ‘sharks’ as they do not exist in our universe,” says Wiradjuri artist and priest The Rev’d Canon Glenn Loughrey


'Acknowledgement of Country' animation

As part of its ‘You Be You’ initiative, Anglicare Southern Queensland has created this brief animated video, recorded with children’s voices, to “acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our services now stand, and pay our respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in caring for their own communities”