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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

SANTS Office Re-opens

​We’re very pleased to say that after a closure to reduce the risk of COVID-19, the SANTS office will re-open from Monday 22 June.


Closing the Gap - In This Together during a pandemic?

Aboriginal voices are leading the way in a changed approach to Closing the Gap, community leader Pat Turner has told an audience attending the first online SA Reconciliation Week Breakfast.

Under the previous arrangements with governments “to be frank … we did not consider we were ‘In This Together’ with them” Ms Turner said.


SANTS office closed to all visitors

In light of efforts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Australian community, the SANTS office is closed to visitors. Our operations continue and you can still reach us on the phone or via email and other online means.


SANTS response to Coronavirus COVID-19

SANTS has continued to monitor and consider advice from authorities on appropriate action in response to the Coronavirus. Our priority is to strive to ensure the wellbeing of our clients, the communities we partner with and our staff.

To follow is SANTS’ current position on our operations in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.


Allan Sumner on returning old people

Recently Kaurna community members respectfully reburied the remains of ancestors disturbed during the construction of the Northern Connector and other infrastructure projects in the region.

Listen as Kaurna man Allan Sumner speaks about the ceremony and the challenges in repatriation for community.


Tessa Rose on growing up with Foster Families

In the play The Daly River Girl, Actor Tessa Rose shares her own story about growing up with foster families, away from her mother, family and country.

We speak to Tessa at Tandanya just before the opening of The Daly River Girl for the Adelaide Fringe Festival season.


First Nations Hub at Tandanya for Adelaide Fringe 2020

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and is marking the achievement with a “First Nations Hub’ for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival. We find out more from Tandanya CEO Dennis Stokes. Listen here:


Act Now with Nathan May

Reconciliation SA and ActNow Theatre deliver a program called Generation of Change, designed to give school students and teachers the opportunity to explore the impacts of racism as well as how to prevent it.

We speak to Nathan May, a musician and an actor who has a big role in the Act Now program sharing his personal story through words and music. Listen here:


The Healing Coolamon

A unique coolamon created by Kaurna and Permanangk man Uncle Ivan Tiwu-Copley has been recognised as an item of cultural significance by the National Museum of Australia


Narungga Nation Native Title Claim Group Meeting

On Friday 14 February 2020 and Saturday 15 February 2020 at 10am at the Maitland Town Hall, South Australian Native Title Services Limited will be facilitating a meeting of Narungga Nation Native Title Claim Group. The meeting is open to all members of the Native Title Claim Group.


Barngarla Speak Out

​The Barngarla people have expressed their disappointment and anger at the way the Federal Government has consulted about the possible placement of a radioactive waste disposal site on their traditional country.


High Court considers exclusive beach access

Kimberley traditional owners have opposed an appeal with the Commonwealth and West Australian Governments over detail of a native title determination. The appeal relates to the public’s ability to access beaches and waterways within their determination area just north of Broome.


Aboriginal screen storytelling in demand

The new CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation says that audiences have shown they are very interested in stories by Aboriginal screen makers and the organisation will maintain its strong commitment to Indigenous storytelling.

There are many opportunities now available to aspiring producers to develop their skills and projects, says SAFC Executive Nara Wilson.


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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