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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and stories, as well as community news and updates.

12 September 2021

Show Your Home Some Love in Lockdown

We’re all spending more time than ever at home and there’s never been a better time to redecorate! Create a space you love and treat yourself and your family to…

05 September 2021

Show the Kids Some Love in Lockdown

To help you show your friends and family a little extra love in lockdown with a gift that gives back, we’re showcasing some of the best gift ideas from First…

06 August 2021

First Nations Foods of Australia

If you haven’t explored Australian native bush foods you are missing out on some incredible flavours, textures and nutritional benefits, it’s time to start exploring now. Australia is blessed with…

02 August 2021

Australia’s Best First Nations Food Experiences

Food is our common ground, a universal experience which translates across cultures, languages and countries. It is a delicious and easy way to learn about the culture, traditions and history…

25 June 2021

Experience Big – Experience Western Australia

It’s time to experience Western Australia, to go big and to discover Aboriginal experiences like no other. Escape the usual and discover the incredible in Western Australia. Explore 40 thousand-year-old…

Nyikina children with Woonyoomboo multi-touch book

25 June 2021

Awakening Sleeping Knowledge – The SharingStories Foundation

Working at Welcome to Country is always a rewarding and interesting experience, but occasionally something extraordinary comes across my desk. SharingStories Foundation was just that. A not-for-profit foundation, committed to…

22 April 2021

Aboriginal Art Experience Highlights

Discover the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, from the walls of ancient caves to the walls of modern galleries and everywhere in between. You will find…

15 March 2021

10 fun Indigenous activities for the school holidays

The first school holidays on 2021 are fast approaching, we have plenty of activities to keep the whole family engaged, places where you can just let kids be kids and…

24 February 2021

Why a cultural immersion should be on your travel bucket list

Everyone has a travel bucket list, that impossibly gorgeous list of fantasy destinations and experiences. It usually involves travelling the globe, visiting cities and countries, one exotic location to the…

19 November 2020

Welcome to Country National Launch

NEWS RELEASE 16 November 2020 New Welcome to Country online travel platform invites Australians to have a life-changing experience Welcome to Country, the first not-for-profit online marketplace for Australia’s First…

22 October 2020

Experience your own backyard!

Destination New South Wales, Tourism Australia and Welcome to Country partner to support the Aboriginal tourism industry. Welcome to Country, the premium marketplace for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism…

19 October 2020

Appropriation or Appreciation?

“Hi, I’m a non-Indigenous person and I really love these designs but want to know if it is appropriate for me to wear this?” This is a question we receive…

31 August 2020

Spirits of the Red Sand named Queensland’s best tourism attraction

Congratulations to Spirits of the Red Sand for being named Queensland’s best tourism attraction by travel company RACQ. Spirits of the Red Sand is an Aboriginal live theatre and storytelling…

29 August 2020

Five Art Experiences

Looking for a little art in your next getaway? Whether its 60,000-year-old rock art, traditional Aboriginal bark painting, vibrant contemporary works or iconic Aboriginal artists, there is a huge selection…

19 August 2020

The Indigenous Art Code’s new campaign – ‘Our Art is Our Lifeline’

A great article by the Sydney Morning Herald about an excellent campaign. The Indigenous Art Code’s new campaign to encourage consumers to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists…

14 August 2020

Torres Strait Islanders cultivated bananas for thousands of years, archaeologist proves

A great article by the Sydney Morning Herald about an excellent campaign. The Indigenous Art Code’s new campaign to encourage consumers to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists…

27 July 2020

Knowledge and Sustainability

The practice of architecture, land management, enterprise, astronomy, mathematics and physics in Australia existed long before Europeans settled here. For many years, the sophistication of First Nations  cultures across the…

24 July 2020

About Visiting Aboriginal Communities

Do you know what is socially and culturally appropriate when visiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? Australia is home to more than 260 different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

22 July 2020

Five Food and Wine Experiences

“You have to taste a culture to understand it.” – Deborah Cater Food is central to life and culture and to family and friendship, to eat with someone invites enjoyment…

20 July 2020

The Dreaming

The ‘Dreaming’ is First Nations peoples’ understanding of the world and its creation. Passed from generation to generation through storytelling,  the Dreaming shares beliefs that are connected to Country and…

16 July 2020

First Nations Languages

In 2002 Big Bill Niedjie passed away, and First Nations people lost an outstanding leader. Among the many eulogies voiced by people and organisations across the nation, Northern Land Council…

15 July 2020

Five Family Friendly Experiences

Family experiences are a great way to bond and re-connect, but they are also a wonderful way for families to go on a journey of learning and discovery together. Here…

13 July 2020

Kinship Systems

Kinship is a term that is used to describe how people relate to one other in different cultures. In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, the concept of kinship is…

08 July 2020

Connection to Country

Land is of great significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – but the connection we feel to country can be a difficult concept for non-Indigenous people to grasp….

07 July 2020

NAIDOC week has been postponed

NAIDOC week has been postponed and will now be celebrated from the 8th to the 15th of November 2020. This years theme Always Was, Always Will Be recognises that Aboriginal…