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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, 2019 - 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.

558 acknowledgements

Julie G.
Mountain creek, sunshine coast
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand the Kabi kabi and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”
Keith W.
Blue Mountains
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians The Darug 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.”
Therese W.
Indooroopilly
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Carolyn L.
Hazelbrook, NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand, the Dharug 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.”
Jennie B.
Brisbane
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Judy W.
Canberra
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, 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.”
Sue T.
Alice Springs
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Arrernte 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.”
Sheila H.
Hobart, Tasmania
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Robyn D.
Narara
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Marion H.
Kiama, NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Bree J.
Bulli, NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Willie L.
Warwick
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Michelle T.
Robertson NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Gundungurra and Dharawal 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.”
Kylie M.
Lower Blue Mountains
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, the Darug people, on whose land I stand. I pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia. I commit to friendship with, and listening to the stories of, Aboriginal people.”
Deb H.
Toowoomba
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Gem V.
Mullumbimby, NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning 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 T.
Lindfield, NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians 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.”
Josh D.
Crows Nest
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I stand on the land of the Cammeraygal people and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I acknowledge my gratitude that we share this land today, my sorrow for the costs of that sharing, and my hope and belief that we can move to a place of equity, justice, and partnership together.”
Jo T.
Live on Wurundjeri land. From Gubbi Gubbi land. Standing on Yirrganydji land. Born on Awabakal land.
“Today, on this day of mourning 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. #ChangeTheDate. #UstraliaDay.”
Kim V.
Sydney
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Brooke P.
Sydney, NSW
“In the last 2 weeks, these feet have travelled right across these lands now called Australia. Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I sit on the plane and I acknowledge the Turrabul peoples, 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.”
Ron B.
Central Coast NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning 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.”
Megan G.
Townsville, Queensland
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians on whose land I stand, the Bindal and Wulgurukaba 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.”
Rowshni A.
Darwin
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, I acknowledge the Kaurna people on whose land I stand, and the Larrakeyah people on whose land I live, and pay my respects to the Elders past, present, and future. I stand in solidarity for truth and justice and to #ChangeTheHeart of Australia.”

Church Acknowledgements

Seaforth Baptist
Seaforth, NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, we acknowledge the Gayamaygal and Garigal peoples 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.”
South Yarra Community Baptist
South Yarra, VIC
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians 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.”
Sanctuary Warrnambool
Warrnambool, VIC
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians 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.”
Mitcham Salvos
Mitcham, VIC
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians 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.”
Activate Community
Adelaide, SA
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, we acknowledge the Kaurna people 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.”
Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Tighes Hill, NSW
“Today, on this day of mourning and survival, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians 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.”