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Welcome Baby to Country: Partnership Resource Guide

Kerry Arabena, Sarah Bingle, Luella Monson, Elizabeth McLachlan
October, 2018

For thousands of years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have held Welcome Baby to Country ceremonies to acknowledge an infant’s connection to the traditional lands on which they are born. First 1000 Days Australia recognises the important role that Welcome Baby to Country ceremonies have in meeting the cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and connecting children to community, Country and Elders.

This resource honours the cultural contributions of our partners in reviving Welcome Baby to Country ceremonies in their communities, and puts forward ideas on how future partners can create and renew these ceremonies for families in their regions.

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