[Linux-aus] Acknowledgement of country (Russell Coker)
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Thu Nov 5 18:22:01 AEDT 2015
Re; > 5. Acknowledgement of country (Russell Coker)
> Subject: [Linux-aus] Acknowledgement of country
> In the past some LA events have had an Acknowledgement of Country in the introduction but as far as I am aware we have no policy on this. I think we should have a policy that all LA events held in Australia should start with an Acknowledgement of Country or Welcome to Country. Also events in other countries such as NZ should show respect to indigenous people in an appropriate manner.
Excellent idea. While there are groups and individuals who have raised
concerns about such things (Rhoda Roberts being one, though her
concerns related to 'a lack of heart' and 'tokenism' which are
reflections on her views of those conducting them and demanding them)
anything which acknowledges the original inhabitants and openly states
a welcoming attitude is a good idea.
There's always room for improvement and inclusiveness.
Having attended quite a few and spoken to those conducting them, it is
the minimum level of recognition and good place to start.
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