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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Sovereign Peoples, Sovereign Stories : Welcomes and Acknowledgements of Country in Aboriginal Worldviews
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'The protocols of Acknowledgement and Welcome to Country have become a common practice at the commencement of official or public events across Australia. However, there are profound differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous understandings of what these protocols mean. At the core of these differences are contrasting notions of sovereignty. Historically, Western legal traditions allowed colonising nations to claim ownership of land without forming sustainable relationships with the life of that land, But Aboriginal concepts of belonging always required that we looked after all the life forms that made up our homelands and that we respected the right of other peoples to be 'boss' in their own Countries. A better understanding of Welcome and Acknowledgement protocols by non-Indigenous peoples can lead to more respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples and with our homelands. '  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Westerly vol. 63 no. 1 2018 14203538 2018 periodical issue

    Presents work from the 2017 Writers' Development Program, supported by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund. 

    2018
    pg. 83-89
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