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Acknowledging Traditional Custodians

Southern Cross University acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which its campuses are located.

We encourage our staff and students to acknowledge our Indigenous communities at the start of public events and events of significance.

You may wish to simply state that the gathering acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, or you may wish to specifically acknowledge each Indigenous community. The following wording provides a guide.

Gold Coast Event - (Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga)

I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our campus stands and pay tribute to Elders past and present, and acknowledge the unique role they play in the life of the region.

Tweed Heads

I would like to acknowledge the Nganduwal Minjungbal People of the northern end of Bundjalung country, Traditional Custodians of the land on which this event is taking place, and pay tribute to the unique role they play in the life of this region.

Lismore

I would like to acknowledge the Widjabal People of the Bundjalung Nation, Traditional Custodians of the land on which this event is taking place, and pay tribute to the unique role they play in the life of this region.

Byron Bay

I would like to acknowledge the Arakwal People, Traditional Custodians of the land on which this event is taking place, and pay tribute to the unique role they play in the life of this region.

Coffs Harbour

I would like to acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr People, Traditional Custodians of the land on which this event is taking place, and pay tribute to the unique role they play in the life of this region

Sydney (CBD)

I would like to acknowledge the Gadical people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of this land. I would also like to pay respect to the Elders past and present and extend my respect to other Aboriginal people present.

Melbourne (CBD)

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land [or country] on which we are meeting. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be here today.