Why Acknowledgement of Country?
At an event Acknowledgement of Country involves visitors acknowledging the original Indigenous custodians of the land and their long and continuing relationship with their Country. It’s a way of showing awareness of and respect for the original Indigenous custodians of the land on which an event is being held.
Workshops and Meetings
In the case of a workshop it is the responsibility of the workshop planner and lead facilitator to ensure that they know what lands the workshop is being held on and provide a customised Acknowledgement of Country identifying the traditional custodians of the land upon which they meet.
Mediation Institute Head Office is in the City of Casey on the traditional land of the Bunurong and Wurundjeri People.
Many of the Mediation Institute activities are held online and span the nation in a virtual sense rather than having individuals travel to any one place.
Putting an Acknowledgement of Country page on our website and taking a moment to do an Acknowledgement of Country at the beginning of our webinars is a recognition offered by a representative of Mediation Institute as part of our committent to truth telling and recognition for Indigenous Australians.
The intent of Acknowledgement of Country is to provide recognition that the Indigenous Australians are the traditional custodians of the land and raise awareness of their role in contemporary Australia.