As Traditional Owners we are the direct descendants of the ancestors who cared for this Country before colonisation and a living connection to the oldest continuing culture in the world.
While we acknowledge the past, we want to chart a new collaborative path forwards, sharing and celebrating our culture to work towards a reconciled society.
We recognise that Welcome to Country plays a vital role in reconciliation. It allows us to acknowledge our shared history and culture and pay our respects.
Welcome to Country can be performed by a Traditional Owner or Elder of the land where the event is being held.
Please contact your local Traditional Owner Corporation to request a Welcome to Country or contact the Federation for confirmation of which Traditional Owner Corporation to approach if you are unsure.