Before many formal presentations often that have some connection with the government there is a formal acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the area and the tribe.
This is usually in the form below and can be more general as can be found here in a Victorian government information page
'Our meeting/conference/workshop is being held on the traditional lands [or country] of the [Traditional Owner group's name] people and I wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.
I would also like to pay my respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be here today.'
What I want to know is, are these acknowledgements valued by Australian indigenous people or is it seen as an empty statement?