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Kinship and Me: Connecting with Community and with Environment

by Margaret Bell | November 27, 2017

We tend to take our homes for granted. By homes, I don't so much mean our houses and apartments as our physical communities, the natural environment which surrounds the places in which we live. 

This is understandable - after all, we see the same landscape everyday, and this is bound to lose its novelty - but we should push against that. Instead, we are challenged to engage with this familiar environment, to love and understand it, and to consider how by so caring we can make a difference, for ourselves, for our families, and for those around us.

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The Importance of Togetherness: Considering the Indigenous Concept of Kinship and Australian Society

by Margaret Bell | November 21, 2017

Togetherness and unity; two words which can get a bad press. Preach too often and too loudly about togetherness and you risk being branded an advocate of grey uniformity, in which freedom and individuality are stamped out.

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A Sense of Place

by Margaret Bell | November 13, 2017

Why a Sense of Place and What happens without a clearly defined, deeply held sense of place?

We have seen the negativity that comes with disconnection from the place we call home and people we have loved. A lack of pride for – and respect for – our self and our environment often follows.

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Place, Land, and Us: Understanding Pride and Respect

by Margaret Bell | November 6, 2017

Few landmasses can boast a timeline which is more entwined with the history and culture of the people who live there than that of Australia. A DNA study conducted in 2016 provided the best evidence yet that indigenous Australians are in fact the oldest continuous civilisation on the planet.

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