Acknowledge the First Peoples
in your area.
Uniting Church congregations and presbyteries are encouraged to build relationships with local First Peoples communities, acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which they meet, worship and work together for reconciliation with and justice.
One way to acknowledge the First Peoples in your area is to display one of these banners acknowledging Country and celebrating the Uniting Church's Covenanting relationship with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress.
You can insert the name of the traditional Country you are on.
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The Banner features the Covenanting painting received by the UCA's seventh President Dr Jill Tabart in 1994 from UAICC Chairperson Pastor Bill Hollingsworth.
It includes an explanation of the painting, which tells a sacred Creation story of the Wagalak sisters and depicts the sacred ground where the Wukindi ceremony takes place - a ceremony to restore relationship when blood is spilt.
If you would like to commission a Covenanting pull-up banner for your church, please contact email@example.com including the name of the lands you are on and we will share our design files. You can purchase the banner with the artwork from your local printer.
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