We acknowledge the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land where we gather today and pay my respects to Elders past and present. We recognise their continued connection to Country and their role in caring for and maintaining Country and waterways over thousands of generations. Tread lightly on this land, it holds all our stories of our Grandmothers and Grandfathers and spiritual connections to Country. May their strength and wisdom be with us today." “It is an honour to attribute the words in this acknowledgment to Japanangka Errol West”.