The team at Kmart got in touch with Lucy a few months back and asked if I could create an Acknowledgment of Traditional Owner plaque for their 200+ stores throughout Australia. They have now started rolling them out nationwide.
Coolalinga, just outside of Darwin, is the second store to display the plaque as a symbol of Kmart’s commitment to the Aboriginal and Indigenous communities in which they operate.
Some of you know we are from Darwin, and lived in Humpty Doo for many years – it’s where I dreamed up ASA! So to have a plaque on display, just down the road from our old local shops and so close to Kungarakan country, is very special.
I described the design, “As Traditional Owners, our love of living off the land and protecting it, ties us together. No matter which tribe or area you are from, we are all connected like water, which is represented by the water ways on the shield. The hands are symbolic of our family and the bloodlines of our ancestors – connected to culture, connected to family”
Pictured is the acknowledgment plaque proudly displayed at the entrance to the store, alongside Larrakia Land Council representatives, Janine and Eddy, and Kmart staff.