Welcome To Country

It is traditional to 'Welcome to Country' people who visit these lands and waters. Kalkadoon Elders or Traditional Owners can be engaged to perform Welcome to Country for your event. We can also advise you in customary Acknowledgement of Country and paying respects to Elders past and present.

Welcome to Country allows Kalkadoon PBC custodians / traditional owners the opportunity to formally welcome people to our land. This is presented as a ceremony or in a speech by an Elder or appropriate nominated person as a Kalkadoon representative. A Welcome to Country€ varies depending on the type of function, the location, the agreements made and the protocols involved.

Welcome to Country€ is recommended for large public events (eg. state-wide events and conferences). It may involve ceremonies of dance, smoke and / or song to bless the event and welcome participants. Larger €Welcome to Country€ ceremonies should be negotiated with Kalkadoon PBC as part of the event. At times communities may also wish to ceremonially close the event to thank the participants and protect the land for future meetings.

In this region, Traditional Owners are represented by Kalkadoon Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC, we represent all those people recognised as Traditional Owners under the Native Title Consent Determination from the Kalkadoon people of the Mt Isa Region North Western Queensland.

For further details contact our office staff.

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