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Sharing First Nations cultures, histories and experiences 

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We are working towards a society that celebrates and embraces First Nations people

Culture

'The Dreaming'

The 'Dreaming' or the 'Dreamtime' is a First Nations oral history of the world and its creation.
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Reconciliation

First Nations Deaths in Custody

At the time of writing, 439 First Nations people have died in police custody in Australia since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991. None of these deaths have led to a single conviction of any person involved.
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Reconciliation

Black Duck Foods Sowing seeds for First Nations food sovereignty

Central to First Nations sovereignty is food sovereignty – the right to define one’s own food system. The right to produce our own cultural food.
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Culture

Songlines

Songlines have been a prominent feature of Aboriginal cultures for over 60,000 years. Songlines explain the laws by which people have lived, and the origins of this country.
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Culture

Communicating through art: First Nations symbols

The concept of conveying messages through art is universal. But for First Nations people, using art to communicate is fundamental to cultural preservation; it allows customs and beliefs to continue throughout time.
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History

First Nations Languages

When you lose your language, a whole way of being, a whole cultural universe is lost forever.
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