On Yulin Country, along the banks of Katherine River, a deeply spiritual, healing ceremony is taking place. The water blessing and smoking ceremony, passed down from ancestors, offers healing and hope from Traditional Owners to new migrants from around the world.
It is a profoundly important spiritual connection, May Rosas, Senior Cultural Governance Partner and Wumelamelawun Traditional Owner explains.
“It is our responsibility to everyone who comes to work and live on our country to keep them safe,” May says.
“Our law hasn’t changed, our customs and our traditions are rich and powerful. Our ancestors have been meeting, trading, negotiating on that country for over 60,000 years. It’s been a long, ongoing practice, something I take much pride in continuing."
In this profoundly moving way, new Australians are connected to the spirituality of their new home.