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'Dinah Norman a-Marrngawi explained that her Country cannot hear English, it can only hear Yanyuwa. We support Dinah’s position – because the English language underpins the Australian colonial project, and has been used to separate, ignore and take from Country, her peoples and their knowledges. Country responds to people, however, for example when there is empathic, creative communication and engagement with landscapes, and when liyan and wirrin is the basis for human and ecological wellbeing. We propose a practice for people new to this participation; of ‘becoming family with place’. It integrates four ways of knowing, to celebrate an ontopoetic for Country that is experiential, creative, propositional and participative – a post-conceptual knowing for human flourishing. It is for coming home to Country, and is for learning and educational purposes.'

Source : Introduction

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    y separately published work icon PAN no. 15 2020 21956083 2020 periodical issue

    'As I write the editorial for this our fifteenth issue of the journal, species interconnectedness and global vectors have been brought into fresh relief that the editors of our fourteenth issue could not have imagined.'

    Source : Editorial introduction

    pg. 6-15
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