When you hopped out of bed this morning, on January 26, did you pause to consider the land on which you stand?
For many, January 26 is a difficult time. On this day, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters are feeling many emotions and are hurting, grieving, mourning, and commemorating survival. And today, we have a chance to stand with them, on the land we live, acknowledging the true history of this land.
Imagine if today - January 26, 2020 - Facebook feeds around the country were filled with photos and public statements acknowledging Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and what this day means to them.
What a powerful statement it would be! A generation making a peaceful stand, on the very day when Australians reflect on their national identity more than any other.
How do I take my photo?
We encourage you to take off your shoes and head outside to take a photo of your feet on the land you live on. If you're using your phone to take the photo, landscape orientation will work best (though you'll also be able to rotate it before posting). If you want you can also take a photo with a few people, and share it together. Then, write your acknowledgment of country (or use the one we provide), add it to this website then share it on your social media.