Places that name us

Aboriginal explanations of the way an individual relates to the world contain remarkably unified concepts, such as that embodied in the word “djalkiri”, used by the Yolngu of northeast Arnhem Land. “Djalkiri”, which literally means foot or footprint, is translated by the more poetic philosophical Yolngu in their bilingual literature centre as “foundation”, referring to culture, society, and individual identity.

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