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    Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country

    If a Traditional Owner is not available to do a Welcome to Country, an Acknowledgement of Country can be delivered instead.

    Overview

    Welcome to Country

    Only Traditional Owners/Custodians of the land on which the event takes place can deliver a Welcome to Country.

    To arrange a Welcome to Country in your area, contact Horace Evans at horaceevans [at] adventist.org.au. They can provide contact details for a Traditional Owner/Custodian.

    Acknowledgement of Country

    If a Traditional Owner is not available to do a Welcome to Country, an Acknowledgement of Country can be delivered instead.

    Acknowledgement of Country – Church

    At this time we acknowledge our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    We acknowledge you Lord because you are the creator,
    provider and supreme owner of all things.

    We also respectfully acknowledge
    the _____________________________ people
    who are traditional custodians of the land.

    We pay tribute to elders past and present and acknowledge that
    they have cared for this country over countless generations.
    We recognize the continuing contribution that
    the ________________________ people
    make to the life of Australia and pray that we can work
    together to leave a legacy of reconciliation, justice and
    hope for all future Australians.

    The earth and everything on it belong to the Lord.
    The world and its people belong to him. – Psalm 24:1

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    At this time we acknowledge our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    We acknowledge you Lord because you are the creator,
    provider and supreme owner of all things.

    We also respectfully acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are
    traditional custodians of the land.

    We pay tribute to elders past and present and acknowledge that
    they have cared for this country over countless generations.
    We recognize the continuing contribution that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to the life of Australia and pray that we can work
    together to leave a legacy of reconciliation, justice and
    hope for all future Australians.

    The earth and everything on it belong to the Lord.
    The world and its people belong to him. – Psalm 24:1

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