Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country

28 April 2023

On Sunday 12th February, MADALAH and Future Footprints co-hosted the 2023 Welcome to Country at the Kings Park Exhibition Ground. 300 students from across our partner schools attended this special event along with MADALAH, Future Footprints and members from the AISWA board and staff.

The Welcome to Country included a smoking ceremony by Vivienne Hansen and Simon Forrest, and an interactive dance workshop facilitated by Rickeeta Walley from the Ngalak Nidja Dance Group.

Before coming back together to share lunch, the students collaboratively and proudly showcased their culture through traditional dances that they had just learnt entertaining the crowd with their talents!

It was a wonderful morning for all students, staff and parents who attended and we cannot wait to see our scholars continue to embrace the year ahead!

Acknowledgement of Country

MADALAH acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk Noongar, the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work, and we pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. This acknowledgement extends to the First Peoples’ land across the state of Western Australia which is home to the many students that we support.

MADALAH recognises and values the continuity of cultural, educational and spiritual practices of First Peoples.

We wish to advise our First Peoples that this site may contain the names, images or audio-visual recordings of people who have passed.