On January 26, 2017, Facebook feeds around the country were filled with more than 8,000 public statements acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land, standing with them on a day of mourning while celebrating their spirit of survival for 60,000 years. What a powerful statement it was – a generation making a peaceful stand, on the very day when Australians reflect on their national identity more than any other.

While January 26th has been and gone for 2017, we encourage you to continue to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by building relationships through your local land council, or further educating yourself about the issues experienced today by our first nation peoples.

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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I used to live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years, they have so much to teach anyone willing to take the time to listen
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Awabakal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Awabakal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the illulaung peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live and the Wathaurong people of the Kulin Alliance on whose land I was born. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Two days ago, on January 26th, we acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live. We also acknowledge the Bindjali people (of Bordertown, SA) & Banggarla people (of Whyalla, SA) (which are our home towns). We pay our respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on that day. We also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Woiworung peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Woiworung peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.
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Today, on January 26th, I acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future, and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples are hurting and mourning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years.