Definition of welcome to country noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

welcome to country

 noun
(also Welcome to Country)noun
BrE BrE//ˌwelkəm tə ˈkʌntri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌwelkəm tə ˈkʌntri//
 
(Australian English)
 
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a formal welcome to the traditional land of an Aboriginal people by one or more members of the local Aboriginal community A welcome to country was conducted, followed by a traditional smoking ceremony. The event began with a Welcome to Country by Kaurna elder Auntie Josie Agius