Acknowledgement of Country
Smoking Ceremony - Midsumma Pride March, by Suzanne Balding
Midsumma Festival was founded on the lands and waters of the Bunurong, Taungurung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung) peoples of the Kulin Nation. We continue our work on, and bring together visitors from, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands.
Midsumma acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the First Peoples of these lands, and pays respect to First Nation Elders, past and present. Midsumma recognises their continuing spiritual and cultural connection to the land and acknowledges that Aboriginal sovereignty has never been ceded.
Midsumma Festival takes place between High Summer and Late Summer according to the Wurundjeri calendar of seasons, on whose land much of this Festival is taking place.