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Language and Terminology for Referencing Aboriginal Culture and Heritage in the Design of the Built Environment

Authored by Danièle Hromek in 2019

Using correct language is an important part of truth telling, which is vital to true reconciliation and conciliation. Therefore, this guide has been established to support more respectful and appropriate engagement with Aboriginal culture and heritage in the design of the built environment. Furthermore, while Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures have their own First Languages, most speak English with words drawn into the English language from their cultures. Using language that reflects those adopted English words ensures that First Peoples know you are including them.

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