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Building respectful relationships between Aboriginal people and the wider Australian community.

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Acknowledgement & Welcome to Country

Learn the difference between an Acknowledgement and Welcome to Country and how and when to include one.

Acknowledgement of Country

An acknowledgement of country can be offered by any person and like a Welcome to Country, is given at the beginning of a meeting, speech or event. 

An example of an an acknowledgment to Country might be something like:

"I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past and present."

 

National Acknowledgement of Country

See some examples at work as numerous Australians pay their respects to First Nations people across Australia with an Acknowledgement of Country


Welcome to Country

 

Welcome to Country is delivered by Traditional Owners, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have been given permission from Traditional Owners, to welcome visitors to their Country. 

Your local Aboriginal Land Council or Native Title representative body can advise on organising a Welcome to Country by a Traditional Owner in your area.

Welcome to Country occurs at the beginning of a formal event and can take many forms including singing, dancing, smoking ceremonies, and/or a speech.

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Helpful Resources

The Impact of RAPs

Data is collected across Australia about the impacts RAPS are having. Knowing how RAPS have positive impacts is useful in understanding the role an organisation can make going forward. 

The RAP Framework

Find out all you need to know about the framework, the levels and more from Reconciliation Australia

 

Who else has a RAP?

Find out who elses in your area or sector has a RAP, you can engage with them, learn from them or see how others are going about their RAP journey

See Also

About Reconciliation

Learn about what reconciliation is, why it's important, what we can do and how we can work towards it.

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