The Summer Foundation recently commissioned Indigenous artist, Nakia Cadd, to design a piece of art that we will include on all our documents.
Nakia is a Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Bunitj, Boon Wurrung, Taungurung woman who grew up in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
She describes why an acknowledgement of country is so important, and what the symbolism represents in the work she created: “By acknowledging country, elders and traditional owners, we also acknowledge those connections: the connections to country, community and culture. I’ve used multiple gathering circles to depict the many communities, nations and sacred lands across Australia. The gathering circles are a symbol that represents a meeting place, people coming together, while the ‘U’ symbol represents the people.”