The Indigenous Committee of the Australian Region of Narcotics Anonymous has provided an example of an Acknowledgement to Country which groups are encouraged to integrate into their meeting format.
Ideally the acknowledgement to Country is read at the start of a meeting to set a tone of respect towards First Nations people.
Acknowledgement to Country for use by Australian NA groups or at other NA events:
“This group would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet.
(optional: The…people of the ….Nation/example: The Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation.) It is upon their ancestral lands that we meet.
We pay respect to knowledge embedded forever within Aboriginal custodianship of country.
We pay respect to their Elders past and present and we pay respect to other Aboriginal people present.”