Welcome to Country ‘virtue signaling’

Aboriginal Elder of the Narungga People Kerry White says the Aboriginal Welcome to Country used to be a ceremonial process and the overuse of it is “virtue signalling”.

She said Acknowledgement to Country, which is Aboriginal Welcome to Country, was only used when Aboriginal elders welcomed other Aboriginals onto their land for negotiation talks.

“They didn’t use it every day, it was a ceremonial process, so they’ve taken our ceremonial process and demeaned it by throwing it out there every day in every aspect of what Australian people do,” Ms White told Sky News Australia.