In consultation with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, the City of Yarra has developed three versions of an Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners to be read in different circumstances. For example, there is a shorter version of an Acknowledgement to be read at the beginning of all council meetings, or a longer version to be read at events that are significant to the local First Peoples’ community such as their Sorry Day event and January 26th event. You can read the Acknowledgements in the City of Yarra’s Yana Ngargna Plan 2020-2023.
Contact your local Registered Aboriginal Party for more information about their processes for booking a Welcome to Country and their preferred wording for an Acknowledgment of Traditional Owners.
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