WE acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work.. A welcome is often said out of respect and to acknowledge the traditional owners.
Aboriginal: One of the first inhabitants of a country; one of the people living in a country at the earliest known period.
Culture: A way of behaviour and familiar values shared by members of a group or community. Including land, language, art, way of life, relationships and identity.
Elder: A senior person of status in an Aboriginal community, especially one who holds knowledge of traditional language and culture.
Indigenous : The word indigenous means something that naturally, originates, lives or occurs in the same environment or area.
Kinship: Describes the way people are connected to or related to each other.
Native Title: Native Title is the term used by the High Court of Australia to describe the common law rights and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in land and waters according to their traditions, laws and customs.
Reserve: An area of land set aside by the government for indigenous people, to allow them to follow a traditional lifestyle or to keep them together under supervision and control.
Yumba: An Aboriginal word meaning 'home'.
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Words and phrases of interest;
Gunggari / Kuungkari
Riverine tribes of Australia