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Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country Ceremonies

As part of the  University of Canberra's commitment to Reconciliation we demonstrate our  respect for the traditional custodians of the land the main campus sits on, the  Ngunnawal peoples, through two key ceremonies:

Welcome to Country

A 'Welcome to  Country' is an official welcome by a senior Aboriginal or Torres Strait  Islander custodian or elder and is a way that the University can show respect  for the Ngunnawal people. A Welcome to Country should be performed at all  major University events.

Acknowledgement of  Country

An 'Acknowledgement  of Country' is a demonstration of respect and appreciation of the Ngunnawal  peoples, which can be performed by non Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. At the University of  Canberra we begin all official events by acknowledging the traditional owners:

The University of Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal peoples  as the traditional custodians of the land upon which the University's main  campus sits, and pays respect to all Elders past and present.

UC Guidelines for Welcome to Country & Acknowledgement of Country

For more information

Contact our Elder in Residence, Aunty Roslyn Brown
Email: roslyn.brown@canberra.edu.au Phone: (02) 6206 8357