What is an Acknowledgement of Country?*

While it is generally only traditional owners who do a welcome, anyone can do an acknowledgement. This means that an ‘Ackowldgement of Country’ is a way in which all people can show respect for Aboriginal heritage and culture. An acknowldgement is a way of showing respect dedicated to the traditional custodians of the land or sea where the event takes place.

An example of an acknowledgement would be:

“I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands on which we gather and show my respect to the Elders past and present and other Aboriginal people here today”.

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