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Part A: My country

For thousands of years different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups have maintained connections to particular areas of Australia.  They often refer to their traditional lands as 'country'.  In this activity you will explore the importance of country.

Watch the following video where two Aboriginal people, Lex and Baressa, talk about their country and what it means to them.

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Discuss or reflect on the following questions:

  • Why is country important to Lex?
  • How does Baressa describe her country?
  • What is similar and different about Lex and Baressa's connections to country?
  • Why do you think that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel such a close connection to their country?