Represencing Indigenous Peoples in the Landscape – the Spirit of Quandamooka
by Lisa Strelein
Emplacement, and the intimate and enduring relationship between people and place, is essential to Indigenous traditions of thought and ways of being in the world. In Australia as well as throughout the world, the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Country is a foundational aspect of law, cultural practice, ceremony and history, as well as philosophical and epistemological concepts expressed through language and place. Disconnection from land, then, through dispossession or impairment of enjoyment is more than merely a transfer of property or economic deprivation.