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Welcome to Country

The Welcome to Country ceremony is an acknowledgment and recognition of the rights of Noongar people.

The act of getting a representative who has traditional local links to a particular place, area or region, is an acknowledgment of respect for traditional owners. It is respect for people, respect for rights and a respect for country.

The land, waterways and cultural significant sites are still very important to Noongar people.

It is an acknowledgment of the past and provide a safe passage for visitors and a mark of respect.

(South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, 2015)

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council – Welcome to Country Noongar Protocol