Action :: First Peoples First - Acknowledging Country

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First Peoples First - Acknowledging Country

Artists across the country are reporting to the UN on the Welcomes/Acknowledgements of Country they are delivering as part of their arts events. 

Image: 'Lyndon Davis, Gubbi Gubbi Dance – Welcome to Country at the Floating Land Festival 2019'. Feral Arts.

It will come as no surprise that this first action in the new Arts Front Platform is about First Peoples First. 

Over the last ten years an Acknowledgement of Country and/or Welcome to Country has become a prominent feature of most arts events. Through this leadership, the arts sector has also contributed to other parts of the community adopting this practice as a mark of respect for Australia's First Peoples. It's a great example of the kind of leadership and influence the arts has and that Arts Front is all about. 

Documenting this work together as a sector is a great way to try out the new Arts Front system. Using the new Arts Front mobile web app we can create a digital map of our sector's acknowledgements of country and when we invite First Peoples to deliver a welcome to country in 2020. It is as simple as uploading a photo or short video from your phone. Arts Front can then transform the data into a detailed report to the UN evidencing the Australian arts sector's contribution to meeting the provisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

When you join this new Arts Front action you will receive monthly updates on the action. You can visit the website at any time to view our progress. You will also receive a digital copy of the full annual UN Action Report to use in your own advocacy and reporting.

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