In the middle of my office desk, underneath the main computer screen, I have a small card, in red, yellow, and black, with the words
Ngaala kaaditj Noongar moort keyen kaadak nidja boodja
That is a daily reminder, in the Noongar language, for me to acknowledge the Noongar people, the first inhabitants of the land where I live and work. The Noongar people have been the custodians of the large southwest area of this land from time immemorial, and my respect is due to their elders, past and present, and those still to come, for this careful custodianship over millennia and millennia.
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