Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
Acknowledgement of Country
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters acknowledges that this land is the traditional land of the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual connection with their country.
We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the greater Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still important to the living Kaurna people today.
'Niina Marni' - A Kaurna word for “hello, how are you?”
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.
Credit: Reconciliation Australia
|To organise a Welcome to Country provided by a Kaurna person, contact Kuma Kaaru Cultural Services who can assist in this process: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Photo: Uncle Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O'Brien conducting a smoking ceremony at Felixstow Reserve