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How do you write Acknowledgement of a Country?

How do you write Acknowledgement of a Country?

An Acknowledgement of Country commonly involves saying something along the following lines: “I would like to acknowledge that this meeting is being held on the traditional lands of the (appropriate group) people of the (name of Aboriginal nation) nation, and pay my respect to Elders both past, present and future.”

How do you say welcome in Wurundjeri?

Wominjeka means Hello/Welcome in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of Kulin Nation – the traditional owners of Melbourne.

Is Melbourne Wurundjeri land?

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

What is the Acknowledgement of Country Melbourne?

‘I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today. ‘ Currently there are no Formally Recognised Traditional Owner groups for approximately 37.5 % of Victoria.

How do you write an Indigenous land Acknowledgement?

Tips for Creating an Indigenous Land Acknowledgment Statement

  1. Start with self-reflection.
  2. Do your homework.
  3. Use appropriate language.
  4. Use past, present, and future tenses.
  5. Don’t ask an Indigenous person to deliver a “welcome” statement for your organization.
  6. Build real, authentic relationships with Indigenous people.

Where is Wurundjeri country?

The Wurundjeri are an Australian Aboriginal people of the Woiwurrung language group, in the Kulin nation. They occupied the Birrarung (Yarra River) Valley before British settlement of the area, around the present location of Melbourne, and were called the Yarra tribe by the settlers.

What language do Wurundjeri speak?

Woi wurrung language
The Wurundjeri mainly spoke Woi wurrung language, but also spoke other languages of their nation.

What suburbs are Wurundjeri land?

Before European settlement, the Aboriginal people of the Wurundjeri willum clan lived on the land that now forms the City of Whittlesea and the northern suburbs of Melbourne. They lived on the offshoots of the Yarra River – along the Merri, Edgars and Darebin Creeks – the Plenty River and the Maribyrnong River.

Where is the Wurundjeri area?

How do I acknowledge Aboriginal land in Melbourne?

Example for Melbourne CBD: “I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we meet today, the Peoples of the Kulin Nation. I also pay my respects to their Elders past and present.”