Welcome to Country

Yemaya Festival acknowledges the Dja Dja Warrung Clan as the true custodians and traditional owners of this land.

We show our recognition as a significant part of the opening ceremony, which allows us to pay our respects to the elders both past, present, and future as they maintain the memories, traditions, and the culture of Indigenous Australia.

We are very honoured to be receiving a Welcome to Country from the traditional custodians of the land, along with a full smoking ceremony to cleanse our spirits.