Always Was, Always Will Be recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. They are spiritually and culturally connected to this country, criss-crossed by generations of brilliant Nations.
Spiritual Health Association pays deep respect to Elders past, present and emerging across the many nations on this continent as we celebrate the world’s oldest continuous living culture.
We will continue to reflect this respect in all the work we do; to echo it in the conversations we have; to see, hear and learn the First Nations’ 65,000+ year history of this country — which is Australian history; and to recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.
In marking NAIDOC week 2020, we will keep listening, to keep learning and to keep sharing the understanding that First Peoples have always occupied and cared for this continent.
ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE.