Sunday, March 24, 2019

Welcome to Country

What is an Welcome to Country?

In a simple sentence:
It is a protocol for the custodians of the land to welcome visitors to their Country or Land.

What is an Acknowledgement to Country?
In plain terms this is an opportunity for anyone to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country. It can be given by both non-Indigenous people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There are no strict protocols or wording for an Acknowledgement of Country, so it is okay you can relax about what to say and say something from the heart!

Kerrie

Reference: Reconciliation Australia provides an easy to read guide about the meaning and purpose of Welcome to Country ceremonies.

See the full document via this Link below.

https://www.reconciliation.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Welcome-to-and-Acknowledgement-of-Country.pdf

Footnote: Cultural safety is about recognising, respecting and nurturing the unique cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and meeting their needs, expectations and rights.

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