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Acknowledgement to Traditional Owners

The Department of Human Services (DHS) acknowledges and respects Aboriginal peoples as the State’s First Peoples and nations, and recognises Aboriginal peoples as Traditional Owners and occupants of lands and waters in South Australia. We respect and celebrate the cultural and spiritual identities of Aboriginal children and young people, and their communities.

Please note that the term “Aboriginal” in this document refers to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and that this term is used as First Nations peoples in South Australia are predominantly Aboriginal peoples. DHS acknowledges and respects that Aboriginal people prefer to be identified, where possible, by their specific language group or nation.

Aboriginal children and young people have the right to grow up free from discrimination of any kind, and to exercise and enjoy their rights to family and culture, in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We are committed to ensuring that the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal people are incorporated in the design, development, monitoring and evaluation of deliverable actions.

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