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Jajikal mob touches base mid-lockdown

 

 

We’ve been keeping in touch with the Jajikal community throughout the lockdown, and the Red Earth team was lucky enough to have Traditional Owner Calvin call in during an all-hands Zoom meeting so we put him on loudspeaker for everyone to say hello. He had heard on the news how bad COVID-19 was in Sydney and wanted to make sure we were all happy and healthy down South. 

Marie also got in touch a couple of weeks ago when she was stocking up her medicine cabinet from the bush pharmacy with green ants, pipis, and ironbark leaves. “You guys in the city are freaking out about having nothing in the supermarkets and we’re up here cruising around collecting the good stuff!” she exclaimed, followed by a good laugh. 

The family at Jajikal are eager to welcome groups back to their Country as soon as it is safe for us to travel again, and based on the recent updates from the federal and state governments it looks like that might not be too far off!

 

May 8 2020  |  Posted by Red Earth

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