Identity has to do with the land, which connects Indigenous Australians to the sea, the sand, the plants, the animals, and the fish. There is a delicate relationship between Aboriginal people and these elements. We don't own the land or the sea; we are [of] the land and the sea. The land and the sea is the home of our ancestors. Who we are is about the togetherness of land, sea, ancestors, cultures, ceremonies, and us. This is why we need to pass on our traditions, cultures, and wisdoms to the next generation'so that they stay connected to land. To make that connection, we give Raypirri. This chapter is a theological reflection on this gift, Raypirri, which one generation gifts to future ones.
|Title of host publication||Indigenous Australia and the unfinished business of theology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Cross-cultural engagement|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name|| Postcolonialism and religions|