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What is Welcome to Country?

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Published 6 July 2022 at 1:02am
By Melissa Compagnoni
Presented by Tia Ardha
Source: SBS

Increasingly at the beginning of an event we see a formal ceremony performed by Aboriginal Traditional Custodians, called ‘Welcome to Country’. As we celebrate NAIDOC Week, Settlement Guide looks at what it means and how we can all acknowledge the Traditional Custodians with sincerity.


Published 6 July 2022 at 1:02am
By Melissa Compagnoni
Presented by Tia Ardha
Source: SBS


Welcome to Country ceremonies are only performed by Traditional Custodians.

They are the descendants of the Aboriginal people who cared for Australian land before colonisation.

What does the welcoming - which usually takes the form of a speech, dance or smoking ceremony - mean?

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