The new dreaming

messages from our elders and knowledge keepers around the world

“When we paint, dance, or tell Dreamtime stories we always begin with our country, then our family, and then our totems. This brings our Dreaming alive. It is our identity, and helps us to know who we are and connects us with where we come from.”

Wiruungga Dunggiirr (Nambucca Heads, NSW, Australia)

“A common characteristic of the Sámi people is that we see ourselves as being a part of nature. We live in nature, with nature and are of nature. There is nothing that separates us from the trees, the animals or the water.”

Lone Beate Ebeltoft (Norway, Sápmi)