Indigenous language contained a lot of spiritual words and beliefs, the ‘Dreamtime’ or ‘dreaming’ is their connection to the land and Earth. (Jens Korff, 2014)
“My culture is my identity.
Dreamtime stories tell the life of my people.
Hearing stories of my ancestors living off the land
Becoming one with the creatures
Even though I haven't met them
I feel this unbreakable connection
Through the stories I have heard.
The stories that have been passed down through generations.
These stories are living through us.
Without our culture we have no identity
And without our identity
We have nothing.” (Jens Korff, 2014)
The dreaming creates the structures of society, the rules of social behaviour and the rituals performed to ensure continuity of life and land. The Indigenous Australians believe that before animals, plants and humans become, their ‘souls’ had existed. It is believed within Indigenous culture life had begun both before and after on had entered this world, ‘it is believed that this...
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