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Kuku Yalanji people

Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owner and artist Lalania Tusa, who will be hosting a First Nations art workshop and speaking at the Spirituality and Sustainability Forum, said she hopes On Earth festival participants will gain greater respect for First Nations cultures

People of faith to explore bringing heaven on earth in Brisbane’s heart while raising money for Melanesian literacy and sustainability projects

“October’s On Earth Festival will be an enriching opportunity for community members to explore their faith, spirituality and connection to our Earth alongside the talented line-up of performers,” says St John’s College within the University of Queensland journalism student, Fenlan Miller


NAIDOC Week: what ‘Heal Country’ means to me

“My traditional ‘Country’ is nestled in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland on Kuku Yalanji land that will always be a part of me. When we speak of ‘Country’, this not only includes the land, but the sea, reef beds, riverways, sky, mountain ranges, animals, plants and people, and so on,” says Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owner and Anglicare Cultural Support Worker, Lalania Tusa


More than a word: Reconciliation takes action

“Through the Reconciliation process, I believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will have the same life chances and choices as non-Indigenous children, and the length and quality of First Nations peoples’ lives will not be determined by their racial background,” says Anglicare Cultural Support Worker and Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owner Lalania Tusa, as National Reconciliation Week continues


Traditional Owners: knowledge keepers

“My people’s knowledge is not taught through sitting in a classroom, researching on Google or going to a university to study, as it is the type of knowledge that can only be taught and passed down through hours upon hours of walking, sitting, speaking and most importantly listening to Elders, family members, community and spirit,” says Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owner Lalania Tusa in the new anglican focus series, ‘What is a Traditional Owner?’