The Australian Psychological Society (APS) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boonwerrung people, the traditional custodians of the land on which our national office is situated, and pays respect to elders both past and present of the Kulin nations. The APS is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous psychologists and communities to meet the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
An acknowledgment of country is an acknowledgment of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custodians of land in order to pay respects to them. For advice on how to acknowledge country get in touch with traditional owners through your local land council, reconciliation group or Indigenous community organisations. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Aboriginal Map is retrievable at www.aiatsis.gov.au/asp/map.html. Please note: Sometimes it is disputed that an appropriate group is the traditional owner of specific land, and where there is any risk of misnaming the appropriate group when delivering an acknowledgment of country, no reference should be given any specific groups in that acknowledgment.