Cultural Welcome to Kaurna Country
Kaurna man and South Australia’s first Aboriginal Speech Patholgist Trevor Ritchie offers a Welcome to Country in Kaurna Language and in English. Justene Knight offers an Acknowledgement of Country in Kaurna Language and in English.
It is customary for Indigenous people across the world to acknowledge and value traditional ownership of country. In doing so we recognise and value the obligations and responsibilities for country each of us carries as a significant political, social and symbolic mark of respect and as an important cultural protocol.
I acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters upon which the city of Adelaide has been built.