This year’s theme for NAIDOC Week is Voice. Treaty. Truth.  To read about this theme and how you can be involved, visit

Take Action:

a) Acknowledgement of Country

Example Acknowledgement of Country, from Brooke Prentis (given at a Gracious Conversation in September 2018):

“We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet today.  They are stewards on behalf of The Almighty Creator.  We would also like to pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future.”

For background information on Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country visit:

-Reconciliation Australia: “It’s Simply About Respect” at

-“Appropriate terminology, representations, and protocols of acknowledgement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples” from Flinders University at,%20Indigenous%20Australians.pdf

-“Planning Welcome to Country” from Australians Together at

-“Welcome to Country. Acknowledgement of Country” from NSW Teachers Federation at

-“Welcome to Country app” at

Prayer and Theological Reflection:

-Common Grace NAIDOC Week Toolkit for churches at

-Prayer Tool for NAIDOC Week, adjusted from A Just Cause prayer tool at

-Reconciliation Day 2019 resources from the Uniting Church at

-“Five smooth stones, reading the Bible through Aboriginal eyes” by Rev. Graham Paulson and Mark Brett at

-“Baptists and Indigenous Australians” by Rev. Graham Paulson at