Acknowledgement of Country

We recognise that Flinders University (where CareSearch is housed) operates on Indigenous peoples’ traditional lands and waters and acknowledge their continued responsibility to care for country at the University’s various teaching locations, including the lands and waters of the following peoples: Kaurna, Arrernte, Boandik, Bungarla, Gunditjmara, Jawoyn, Larrakia, Nauo, Ngarrindjeri, Peramangk, Wurundjeri, Yolgnu.

What is a Welcome to Country?

A Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to welcome visitors to their traditional land. It can take many forms, depending on the particular culture of the traditional owners. It can include singing, dancing, smoking ceremonies or a speech in traditional language or English.

What is an Acknowledgment of Country?

An Acknowledgment of Country is a way of showing awareness of, and respect for, the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land on which a meeting or event is being held, and of recognising the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to their Country.
 
Further information: Reconciliation Australia Fact Sheet (358kb pdf)

Last updated 13 July 2016