Understanding Ceremony

Both a Welcome to Country and an Acknowledgement of Country recognise the continuing connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to their land.

Duration
8 minutes

Australians Together asked some Indigenous leaders to share how they’ve grappled with some of the common topics people are unsure about, such as Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country.

You may have attended an event and heard a Welcome to Country or an Acknowledgement of Country. It’s important to understand what these are and what the difference is between the two. Knowing this helps us understand why these practices continue today.

These practices aren’t new – they’ve been part of Indigenous cultures in Australia for many thousands of years and are of great significance to many Indigenous people.

Both a Welcome to Country and an Acknowledgement of Country recognise the continuing connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to their land.

Find out more about and how to arrange a Welcome to Country

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