Acknowledgement of Country

Constellation by Gail Mabo. © Gail Mabo/Copyright Agency, 2021

ASAL2022 will be convened on lutruwita (Tasmania) Aboriginal land. The convenors acknowledge, with deep respect the traditional owners of this land, the muwinina people.

The muwinina people cared for and protected Country for thousands of years. They knew this land, they lived on the land and they died on these lands. We honour them.

We acknowledge that it is a privilege to stand on Country and walk in the footsteps of those before us.

We pay respect to Elders past and present and emerging, and to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community that continue to care for Country.

We stand for a future that profoundly respects and acknowledges all First Nation perspectives, cultures, languages and histories. And a continued effort to fight for Aboriginal justice and rights paving the way for a strong future.

We acknowledge the palawa/pakana and Gadigal people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which we live and work. We honour their enduring culture and knowledges as vital to the self-determination, wellbeing and resilience of their communities, and to shaping a just, inclusive and equitable Australian society.