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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.

Today, we all have an opportunity to make that stand, by sharing where we stand on January 26 and using our Facebook feed for good.

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.

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Bre W.
Clayton, Vic
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Rhonda D.
Niagara Park
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Giselle H.
western Sydney, NSW
“Today, I acknowledge the Bidgi people of the Darug Nation who are the Traditional Custodians on whose land I live, work & play. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present, & emerging & acknowledge all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples who are hurting & morning on this day. I also acknowledge that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples have a strong spirit of survival, having survived for over 60,000 years. I hope and pray one day there will be true reconciliation, justice, healing and peace under our Creator. Common Grace #changethedate #survivalday #changetheheart”
Fiona M.
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand, the Awabakal people, and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Pauline B.
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Narelle S.
“Today, as we approach this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice, and commit to learning to listen and listening to learn, so together we can look to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Karen W.
Perth Western Australian
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, the Whadjuk Nyoongar people, on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Juliette H.
Normanhurst
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Eora nation, in the area we now call “Manly”, based on their bearing at the time of invasion, on whose land we stand and pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and future. We stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
B A.
Camden, NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia. Out of respect for lessons my relative, William Small snr, learnt as a child and adviced us to remember.”
Geoff B.
Koroit
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, Port Fairy Uniting Church acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on whose land We stand, the Gunditjmara people and pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and future. We stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Antonietta V.
Melbourne
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Antonietta V.
Melbourne
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Kirstin L.
Melbourne
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Kamiro L.
Kenya
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Helen C.
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Shiny S.
Melbourne
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians (The Boonwurrung) on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
rob l.
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Denise S.
Hobart - nupalina (unofficially recognised by the the Local Council, named by the TAC)
“A small contribution to the national conversation today. My feet don’t like shoes. But they also like to be warm. My feet like to know the place where I walk. They like to have a sense of belonging. Today I acknowledge that my feet move and seek to do so carefully and respectfully on country never ceded. On country that is not my own. On country that has lost much. The story for the First Peoples of Lutrawita (Tasmania) is deeply violent, deeply traumatic and deeply painful – still. I acknowledge this country was cared for by the Mouheneer people. I acknowledge the current custodians who struggle to have their voice heard. Who carry as much as they can from an ancient history. Reclaiming language, listening for the stories and songs. I acknowledge the emerging leaders and elders of the Tasmanian Aboriginal communities – for it is a place where nine nations existed. Today is a painful day for many. A day of celebration for others as they are as acknowledged as Second peoples through citizenship ceremonies. As others work and care for the community is acknowledged. And I pray that together we may keep listening to one another, learning and deepening our understanding of what it truly means to be walkers in this land. (What I had on my post on facebook for Jan 26 2020)”
Andrew L.
Lewisham, NSW
“Today, on this day of celebration, swimming, and family, I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation on whose land I sit and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Sally S.
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Katrina D.
Glebe NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Mary C.
Tasmania
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Josephine F.
Leura
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Unity A.
“Today, on this day of mourning, invasion and survival, I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”