"Country all connected however all defined by its own individual pattern, some lush, some barren but each playing its part to combine into Country.
The sustainability cannot move forward without each element performing a specific purpose. We learn from each part that it provides us with certain elements we need to survive. Water, food, shelter, medicine, tools, nature's gifts to build from.
Everything has balance.
In tribal settings and into contemporary times we all have a place and differences of people can bring elements that also provide sustainability. Two hands depicting two differences, one yarning circle with many seats. All have equal footing in the circle all have the same common purpose. All respecting though they are on sacred land. Reconciliation is being one, unified but always remembering our sovereign rights."
We remember with respect in our house why Reconciliation Week was implemented, its truest form for us, before named this, the 27th May being the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the start of this week and also 3 June being Mabo Day. The day when the High Court of Australia recognised that us as First Nation people have a special relationship to the land.
Thos painting means so much to me and my family. We in this house thank our forefathers and mothers for their strength and dedication to our culture and our futures. And will honour and respect them on our journeys here with our cultural responsibility.