Freda Ogilvie – Welcome To Country

As a Whadjuk/Ballardong Elder performing Welcome To Country, Ms Freda Ogilvie has also taken part in national forums on early childhood education, and contributed to Aboriginal early childhood programs in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. As a Welcome to Country speaker, Ms Freda Ogilvie plays a vital role in ceremonies and events, formally acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land. A tireless advocate for Indigenous rights and social justice, Freda is actively involved in initiatives that empower Indigenous communities, promote cultural diversity, and challenge the prevailing stereotypes and prejudices.

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Sandra Harben – Welcome to Country

Sandra Harben has conducted numerous Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremonies for local events and state, national and international conferences in Perth. She is a Nyungar language speaker and showcases Nyungar language and stories specifically relating to the event or place of ceremony. Sandra has conducted numerous Nyungar research projects and published a number of papers in journal articles, chapters in books and other publications.

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