Emily was born in Alhalkere country, also known as Utopia. Utopia is a homeland community of Australia’s First Nations. Emily’s ancestors had cared for the land in the Northern Territories for thousands of years before British colonization. Colonization is when a country or government moves into an area outside its borders and claims it as its own. They gain control of the land by force, taking wealth and resources from the people already living there. Colonization continues to impact people worldwide today.


Emily was the youngest of three siblings. She didn’t have any children but ...

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