SMOKING CEREMONIES & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Each area has ceremonies significant to the Country you are on.
Lionel’s smoking ceremonies use three plants that are used in ritual on Bunurong/Boonwurrung County.
Properties of these plants protect guests both physically and spiritually.
A smoking can be used in welcome, celebration, birth, deaths, to cleanse bad energy and spirits.
A Welcome to Country (WTC) can only be done by someone who is a Traditional Owner (T.O) Country
(unless special permission is granted by the T.O’s)
A Welcome is an obligation to protect your guests both physically and spiritually. An Acknowledgement is an obligation to protect the people’s land and water you are on.
It is all about showing respect and good practice to use wherever you travel on Country.