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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

One place many stories with Dave Johnston

The discovery of a site of significant Aboriginal heritage has brought farmers and traditional owners together in a rare collaboration. Indigenous archaeologist and anthropologist Dave Johnston's discovery of an ancient axe quarry site on a NSW property called “Millpost” promted a rare collaboration between the farmers of the property and the traditional owners of the area, the Ngunnawal and Nambri people.


A voice for First Nations in South Australia

​First Nations groups in South Australia will have a new voice after representatives from across the state agreed to create a new peak body that will promote the perspectives and interests of Aboriginal Nations.

Representatives from native title groups met in Adelaide this week to form the “First Nations of South Australia Aboriginal Corporation”.


Artists invited to dream big with Tarnanthi

​A partnership between South Australian arts organisations has created an opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist to develop their work and have it showcased at the popular festival of contemporary Indigenous art – Tarnanthi.

The Art Gallery of South Australia and Guildhouse have announced that the Catapult Tarnanthi Mentorship is inviting applications until Tuesday 2 October.


Nominations for Gladys Elphick Awards 2018 are open

The Gladys Elphick Awards honour the significant achievements of Aboriginal women in the South Australian community. Nominations for the 2018 awards are now open.

The awards grew out of the South Australian Aboriginal Council of Women and aims to help already achieving women "grow personally and in their capacity to impart change and advance others" says Awards Chairperson Sgt Danielle James A'Hang.


State Budget 2018

It has been announced in the 2018 State Budget that our State Government grant will be discontinued.

While this funding cut will be a challenge for our organisation, we will continue to perform our statutory functions with the funding that is provided by the Commonwealth Government.


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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