Photograph by Amy Toensing
Savoring the sun and sea, Mawunmula Garawirrtja, a Yolngu Aboriginal girl, floats in a tide pool near the community of Bawaka on the Arnhem Land coast of northern Australia.
Aboriginals had the continent to themselves for 50,000 years. Today they make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on.