2022 Welcome to Country for ANU students

Date & time
1–2pm Monday 21 February 2022

ANU College of Law Lawns, 5 Fellows Road, Acton 2601

ANU Student Administration Team
Current students
Aunty Matilda House-Williams

As Australia’s national law school, we have a unique responsibility to shape and reform laws and policies that advance justice outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Your legal education at ANU will be enriched by our focus on issues central to Indigenous Australians in addition to experiential and practical learning experiences.

Join us in our 2022 Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the land on which the ANU campus rests and those who have been its traditional custodians for millennia.

Led by Aunty Matilda House-Williams, a Ngambri, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri Elder; Professor Asmi Wood, a scholar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law; and Paul House Girrawah, a Ngambri, Ngunnawal Elder; this event is an opportunity for you to learn more about the traditional custodians, customs and Country as well as to meet fellow students and your lecturers.

Among our academics will be Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins, whose semi-biographical book, Belonging: A Novel, will be presented to each law student. Inspired by his time as a lawyer at the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in Alice Springs, the book provides an intimate window into the experiences of those caught in the crossroads of colonialism and the criminal justice system.

Light refreshments and canapés will be served after the event.

Note: This event is in-person only. Registration for this event is essential.


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