The World Music and Dance in Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders who are the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on today. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Aboriginal culture has existed on this land for over 40000 years. It is an indelible and central part of our community’s identity and what we call Australia.
We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s struggle for recognition of their affinity to this land, dignity for Aboriginal and Torres start people and for the survival of one of the oldest living cultures in this world.