An Acknowledgement of Country can be done by everyone, Aboriginal and/or non-Aboriginal, to pay respect to the fact that one is on Aboriginal land.
Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country for meetings, gatherings and events:
- recognises the place of Aboriginal people as the first custodians of this land
- promotes awareness of the history and culture of Aboriginal people
- formally acknowledges Aboriginal people’s ongoing connection to land
Acknowledgement to Country
City of Port Adelaide Enfield Acknowledgement
We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand, the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains. It is upon their ancestral lands that the Port Adelaide Enfield Council meets. It is also The Place of the Kardi, the Emu, whose story travels from the coast inland.
We pay respect to Elders past and present. We respect their spiritual beliefs and connections to land which are of continuing importance to the living Kaurna people of today. We further acknowledge the contributions and important role that Aboriginal people continue to play within our shared community.