A typical acknowledgement might read something like this:
I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners/Custodians of the land on which we meet today. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past and present.
All well and good. While the acknowledgement pays respect to the nation's first inhabitants it fails to pay respect to our collective human history and the roots of our civilisation, without which there would be no civil society to give rise to the meeting in the first place. With this and the concept of inclusion in mind, in future, before a meeting commences I will read out the following:
I acknowledge and pay respect to the actions, sacrifice, wisdom, traditions and curiosity of our ancestors. Their collective efforts over centuries helped evolve our western civilisation, giving birth to the liberal society that makes this meeting possible.
Many variations on this theme are possible and an Acknowledgement to Western civilisation could be modified to suit any meeting or situation.
Please add you own version if you so desire.