Frequently Asked Questions
CAN ANYONE DO A WELCOME TO COUNTRY?
Only our mob can do welcome in Byron area.
– A Welcome to Country ceremony must be performed by Native Title members of Byron Bay Arakwal Corporation. It is important that these protocols are used in consultation with traditional custodians to ensure local customs and etiquette are adhered to respectfully.
CAN SOMEONE PLAY A DIDGERIDOO AT THE CEREMONY?
We get asked this a lot.
– The didgeridoo was developed by Aboriginal peoples of northern Australia and is not used by people of the Bundjalung Nation.
IS THERE A FEE FOR A WELCOME TO COUNTRY OR SMOKING CEREMONY?
Yes there is a fee schedule page here.