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CARING FOR COUNTRY, SHIFTING CAMP

n the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal language, Yandaarra means “to shift camp together.” As Yandaarra, we walk together, shift camp together, and live and work in, with and as Country. We are at a point where a radical shift is necessary, to learn how to better live on and with Mother Earth. When this shifting happens, it needs to occur on many different levels: in our lives, our dreams, our work, our homes and our families, and through broader structures that can allow a genuinely respectful coming together. Yandaarra is a collaboration led by Aunty Shaa Smith under the guidance of the Old Fellas and Gumbaynggirr Country with her daughter Neeyan Smith (allowing the knowledge to continue being passed from generation to generation). Yandaarra includes non-Gumbaynggirr academics Sarah Wright, Paul Hodge and Lara Daley from the University

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