Acknowledgement of Country
Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.
City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians
Acknowledgement of traditional custodians is a foundation action of all Reconciliation Action Plans, with the goal of strengthening opportunities, respect and relationships between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all other Australians. It is a requirement of Reconciliation Australia, which oversees all Reconciliation Action Plans.
An Acknowledgment of Country is a statement acknowledging and showing respect for the Aboriginal history, culture and ongoing connection of traditional custodians with the land.
Acknowledges of the traditional custodians of a region can be done through:
- Welcome to Country: A traditional protocol only delivered by an Aboriginal person widely recognised as having ancestral connection with the local area where the function or meeting is held. This is expected at more formal events.
- Acknowledgement of Country: Delivered by either Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal people, at both formal and informal functions, meetings and activities.
The City's Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians Policy can be accesed below.