STORY - Country and Community
This work represents our ties to Country and community. The meeting place symbols and intricate dotting symbolises these links. Country gives us a sense of belonging, which includes cultural, emotional and social ties that bind us to family, kin and community. Our connection to country is inherent, we are born to it, it is how we identify ourselves, it is our family, our lore, our responsibility, our inheritance and our legacy. We are a diverse group of people of hundreds of nations, and clans within those nations. Each with our own unique connection to Country, traditions and beliefs, languages, knowledge systems, lore and art. Our communities also keep our cultural heritage alive by passing our sacred knowledge, arts, ceremonies and performances from one generation to another, speaking and teaching languages, teaching accountability, protecting cultural lore, sacred and significant sites, and objects.