First Nations

Both a Welcome to Country and an Acknowledgement of Country recognise the continuing connection First Nations Australians and Torres Strait Islander people have to their land.
First Nations

Welcome & Acknowledgement to Country

For many First Nations Australians people in Australia, land is much more than soil, rocks or minerals. It’s a living environment that sustains, and is sustained by, people and culture. Before colonisation, the reciprocal relationship between people and the land underpinned all other aspects of life for First Nations Australians people. Today, this relationship with the land and their ancestors remains fundamental to the identity and way of life of many First Nations Australians people.


The Importance of Country

Connection to Country

For many First Nations Australians people in Australia, land is much more than soil, rocks or minerals. It’s a living environment that sustains, and is sustained by, people and culture. Before colonisation, the reciprocal relationship between people and the land underpinned all other aspects of life for First Nations Australians people. Today, this relationship with the land and their ancestors remains fundamental to the identity and way of life of many First Nations Australians people.

Dreamtime

The Meaning of Dreamtime

According to First Nations Australians belief, all life as it is today - Human, Animal, Bird and Fish is part of one vast unchanging network of relationships which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime.

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PRODUCE

Bush Tucker Ingredients

Australian Native Produce (Bush Tucker) is any food native to Australia.  First Nations Australians used the environment around them for centuries and have an interdependent relationship with the land and lived off the native flora and fauna for many generations. They enjoyed a diet that was high in protein, fibre and nutrients while being low in sugars. 


AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PRODUCTS

Art & Artefacts

Australia has some of the most beautiful native wood varieties in the world.  Mulga wood was one of the woods that were highly prized by First Nation People who made a large variety of tools, utensils, and weapons. e.g. coolamon, clap sticks, woomera, boomerangs, digeridoo.


WALKING TOGETHER ON THE JOURNEY

Red Centre Enterprises

A wholly owned First Nations Australians business with the health & well-being of their community at its heart.  Their focus is to ethically, responsibly, and respectfully commercialise the knowledge and resources of First Nations Australians.