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Aboriginal Way Radio - 16 August 2019 - Elizabeth Close on Our Mob

Contemporary artist, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara woman Elizabeth Close speaks about the role that the Our Mob exhibition of art by South Australian Aboriginal artists has played in her now very busy arts career. She first got involved with Our Mob very early in her career and has an exciting new work on display this year.

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Working together to bring them home

After years of uncertainty and loss, the Kaurna community were able to lay some of their old people to rest on their traditional lands in an emotional ceremony in late July.

Kaurna leaders went to Canberra to collect around 800 ancestral remains, some of which had been stored in London’s Natural History Museum and brought them home to be buried.

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RMMAC monitoring environment projects

River Murray Mallee Aboriginal Corporation (RMMAC) community members are undertaking cultural heritage monitoring at two significant infrastructure projects in the Riverland.

Trained cultural heritage officers have been involved with the Riverine Recovery Project (RRP) and the South Australian Riverland Floodplains Integrated Infrastructure Program (SARFIIP).

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​ SA communities ask for control of country

A state parliamentary committee has recognised a ‘widespread desire’ from Aboriginal communities to have greater control over their land, including the Aboriginal Lands Trust returning land to community control. While the committee recognised the desire for change, it also stated that “there still needs to be a level of protection so the land is not put at risk”.

It has recommended an independent inquiry into Aboriginal land ownership across the state.

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SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.
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