There are two distinct cultural protocols for formal occasions at the University to show respect. It’s important to know the differences between these protocols.
Acknowledgement of Country – Anyone can perform an Acknowledgement of Country. It’s where a person acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Country they are on. It’s always performed at the beginning of a gathering such as a meeting, lecture or event.
Welcome to Country – A Welcome to Country can only be performed by a Traditional Custodian of the Country where the gathering is taking place. This ceremony is always performed at the beginning of an event. You might organise one for the opening of a new building, a gala, ball or graduation ceremony.
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