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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

Douglas Clinch on Diabetes Stories

​On the program this week, we hear about innovative work being done to find better ways of dealing with one of the most chronic health conditions in the Australian population broadly and the Aboriginal community particularly - diabetes.


Culture, truth telling and the arts

​A prominent South Australian leader has called for support for a Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Arts, saying that Aboriginal people must have a venue for truth telling about their displacement to enable South Australians to properly understand our shared history.


Paul Herzich Aboriginal landscape design

On this week's program we hear from Paul Herzich, a Ngarrinjeri and Kaurna man who is an Adelaide based contemporary landscape architect and visual artist. He speaks about how he incorporates an Aboriginal perspective into design.


Joe Williams defying the enemy within

Meet a Wiradjuri man who is brave in every sense of the word. Joe Williams was a professional NRL player and champion boxer who has overcome his personal demons to become a speaker and advocate for Indigenous wellness and suicide prevention.


Wiyi Yani U Thangani - Women’s voices

​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO his leading ‘Wiyi Yani U Thangani’ (Women’s Voices), the first government led initiative to report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s lives since The Women’s Business Report was tabled in Parliament 32 years ago.


Aboriginal Veterans and Artists come together

Aboriginal veterans and artists have worked together to create a new exhibition that showcases the previously untold stories of Aboriginal South Australia Veterans of the Vietnam War. VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN is the third instalment of the creative Aboriginal Diggers program by Country Arts SA that focusses on the experiences of Aboriginal veterans.


Next Stage for Aboriginal Families Study in SA

The Aboriginal Families Study is a research study that invited 344 women from across South Australia to talk about their birthing experiences. The study is in its second phase with researchers now wanting to reconnect with those women they spoke to over 5 years ago. Listen here:


Telling the Stories of SA Aboriginal Vietnam Veterans

On Aboriginal Way this week, Kaliah Alice finds out about the VIETNAM, ONE IN ALL IN exhibition, which shares the untold stories of Aboriginal South Australian veterans of the Vietnam war through partnership with SA Aboriginal artists. Listen here:


Time to value Indigenous Languages

Australian Indigenous languages are in a “dire” situation, with one language expert predicting that “we won’t have any Australian languages that are strong within the next five years”. Read more here:


Jaky Troy on Indigenous Languages

At the launch of a 50c coin created to celebrate Australian Indigenous languages with 14 different language words for 'coin' in the design, Professor Jaky Troy says that the situation for the survival of Australian languages is “pretty dire” and that that we stand to lose half of the world’s Indigenous languages within the next 50 years. Listen here:


Sageran Naidoo on Closing the Gap

On this program a chat about the importance of bringing community and health care providers together in a social way to discuss health options and promote regular health checks.


Services come together for Closing the Gap Day

A community event held on Closing the Gap Day 2019 was focussed on educating community members and service providers about the wide range of health services available and raising awareness of annual health checks to catch and treat any illness and disease early on.


Schania Ceegan on Closing the Gap

This week we mark Closing the Gap day, a day created by community organisations and individuals that aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between the Indigenous and the non-indigenous communities in Australia.


High Court rules on Native Title compensation

The High Court in Canberra has handed down a decision on a native title compensation claim that will provide clarity for traditional owners seeking payment for the loss of their native title rights.

It has upheld the significance of native title holders' spiritual connection to the land and the cultural effects when country is harmed in calculating compensation due.


John Hill Independent Assessor Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme

We speak to the man tasked with deciding on payments under the SA Stolen Generations Reparations scheme, the Independent Assessor John Hill. He explains how the scheme came about, how the big decisions were made, what the outcomes of the scheme were and what else might need to happen to support the families of Stolen Generations survivors. Listen here:


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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