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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

Compensation for Tjayiwara Unmuru Peoples

The Federal Court has awarded compensation to the Tjayiwara Unmuru Peoples for the extinguishment of native title over a small area of land on their country around the Stuart Highway in the far north of South Australia.

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Rare artefacts found by chance reveal ancient culture

Traditional tools used by ancestors of the Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka traditional owners have been found by chance near Innamincka, in the far north of South Australia. The chance discovery represents a rare archaeological find and offers an insight into the lives of Australia's original inhabitants.

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SANTS has a new Board Member

Experienced lawyer Melanie Burton has joined the SA Native Title Board of Directors. A senior litigation lawyer who was admitted in 1996, Ms Burton has practiced in all areas of civil disputes, risk and advisory for over 20 years, including as a partner of an Adelaide commercial firm with a range of broad strategic, managerial and operational responsibilities.

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SA Government signs Buthera Agreement with Narungga Nation

The South Australian Government has signed a formal agreement with an Aboriginal nation which they say is the first significant step in establishing a state based treaty.

Representatives of the Narungga Nation, who are the First Peoples of the Yorke Peninsula and the SA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Kyam Maher, signed the Buthera Agreement in SA Parliament.

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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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