Nganana means “all of us” in the Pitjantjatjara language of the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people of remote central Australia. However the meaning goes beyond the straightforward assumed from everyday use within a modern Australian context. From a traditional perspective Nganana is an statement of inclusivity; everyone is included, even the speaker. Using an example relevant to community services, when asked who is included within a support network, the answer for most comprises of key stakeholders and nominated family and significant others. From a traditional perspective the answer to the same question is “Nganana” – “all of us”; all family, kin, community, country, the land a person is born to, the spirits that still reside. It is a powerful concept that defies understanding from within a modern context. And from within that lack of understanding arguably there is a loss of value that occurs during translation into a language and discourse that does not contain the dimensionality and sophistication necessary to convey conceptually the depth of connectedness implicit in the meaning of the word – Nganana.