The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags are visual symbols of acknowledgement and respect. This is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, owners of the land and recognising the continuing relationship between Indigenous peoples and their Country*.
Over recent years many organisations have been working with the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation to develop action plans to “recognise that reconciliation between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians must be achieved if community division, discord and injustice to Indigenous Australians were to be avoided”.
The Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which our organisation is incorporated, and pays respect to elders of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, both past and present.
The artwork featured here is ‘Brain Dreaming Tracks’, a painting by Sally Butler, which represents the brain as a network of ‘song lines’ – brain circuits as journeys with mythical underpinnings.
We thank our fellow member Dr Leon Petchkovsky, who assisted ANSA committee members to negotiate access to this artwork.