Wominjeka profiles Victorian Koorie culture and Koorie organisations across Victoria. In this excerpt we learn about Koorie Spirituality.
At the heart of Koori identity is the understanding that land and people are one, made of the same earth. In our spirituality people are not put on the land to dominate it but to ensure its continuity. We are the brothers and sisters to the animals we share the land with. Our totems, whether they are eagle, snake or black cockatoo are spiritual reflections as sacred as a relative. The place in which we are born, where our people come from, is forever home country.