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Wominjenka is a Promise

Womenjenka is how to say hello to one another in the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung language. The Wurundjeri are a tribe of first nation peoples whose land surrounds the Yarra River – Birrurang.
Woiwurrung is the language spoken by the Wurundjeri, who originally comes from the Yarra and they are a tribe of landowners that are a part of the Kulin nation of Victoria.

When we are welcomed to country we are invited to share in a promise to protect the land, the people, the animals, plants and waterways and uphold the lore – the way of nature.

Bundjil – The Eaglehawk

Bundjil is the eaglehawk and the creator spirit of the Wurundjeri country. Everything you see on country; the mountains, the sky, the plants and the valleys, the people and the animals comes from Bundjil, who is now in the Dreamtime.

Waang – The Black Crow

Waang is the black crow. Waang is the guardian of the waterways. Waang keeps the river Birruang flowing, and keeps watch over the animals and spirit of the rivers.

Guest Contributor: Emily Rack
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Emily Rack is a  freelance creative writer and researcher, visual content creator, and designer. She is the head of the content production, publication – and editing for Upschool+ Guest Contributors -, and Horatio’s Jar is her content production agency and wellbeing school. 

 Emily has dedicated her life to researching and understanding matters of the mind, body-, and the human experience. Her discoveries and research are focused on cultivating tools and dialogue that encourage us to live in peace and harmony here on earth.

Her current focus is the environment and human connectivity, conservation, environmentalism, plant medicine, botany, biology-, and the practice of ‘Nature Bathing’.  Emily is a writer, digital content creator, seasoned photographer-, and visual artist.


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