Welcome to Country

Understanding the difference between a Welcome to Country and an Acknowledgement of Country can help students recognise the diversity of Aboriginal Australia and the importance of continuing these practices today.

Cross Curriculum Priority

A_TSICP1 First Nations communities of Australia maintain a deep connection to, and responsibility for, Country/Place and have holistic values and belief systems that are connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.

A_TSIC2 First Nations Australians’ ways of life reflect unique ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.

A_TSIC3 The First Peoples of Australia (Aboriginal Peoples) belong to the world’s oldest continuous cultures. First Nations Australians demonstrate resilience in the maintenance, practice and revitalisation of culture despite the many historic and enduring impacts of colonisation, and continue to celebrate and share the past, present and future manifestations of their cultures.

A_TSIP1 Australia has 2 distinct First Nations Peoples; each encompasses a diversity of nations across Australia. Aboriginal Peoples are the first peoples of Australia and have occupied the Australian continent for more than 60,000 years. Torres Strait Islander Peoples are the First Nations Peoples of the Torres Strait and have occupied the region for over 4,000 years.

Curriculum Links

AC9HS3K04 The ways First Nations Australians in different parts of Australia are interconnected with Country/Place.

AC9E3LE01 Discuss characters, events and settings in different contexts in literature by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors and illustrators.

AC9HS3K04 The ways First Nations Australians in different parts of Australia are interconnected with Country/Place.

AC9E5LY02 Use appropriate interaction skills including paraphrasing and questioning to clarify meaning, make connections to your own experience, and present and justify an opinion or idea.

AC9E5LA0 Understand how vocabulary is used to express greater precision of meaning, including through the use of specialist and technical terms, and explore the history of words.

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