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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

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:


June Oscar Social Justice Commissioner on women's perspectives

In June this year Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will present a report on the ideas and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to the Federal Parliament and the Prime Minister. On the show this week, Kaliah speaks to June Oscar about the consulation as well as her response to the recent Closing the Gap annual report. Listen here:


Reflections on the SA Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme

Recently the SA Premier and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Steven Marshall released the final report of the South Australian Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme in state parliament. Lucy Kingston spoke to Arrente woman, Stolen Generations survivor and academic at the University of Adelaide Dr Jenni Caruso to find out her thoughts on the scheme and the report. Listen here:


Who should care for Old People?

The Museum of South Australia has announced a change in policy about the management Aboriginal ancestral remains following years of questioning by community members and in the face of the deteriorating state of the Museum’s storage space.


Brad Bara from Mambali A Long Way from Home

Meet Brad Bara from Mambali, a band from Numbulwar - a remote coastal community on the edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria. They have been performing for the last few years at festivals around the NT and are soon to launch their debut album and visit Adelaide for the WomAdelaide festival. Listen here:


​Far West Coast investments paying dividends

After years of planning and transition, the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation has taken control over investment monies held for their community and their investment arm has been recognised as a national award winner.


Oodnadatta Track Re-Sheeting Project (Scope 1)

Yankunytjatjara Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (YNTAC) has received an application for authorisation under the Aboriginal Heritage Act for Scope 1 of the Oodnadatta Track Re-Sheeting Project and seeks to consult with Yankunytjatjara traditional owners. Full details are in the following notice:


Survival Day 2019

On 26 January 2019, a large crowd gathered at Semaphore Foreshore to celebrate Aboriginal culture and survival. Kaliah Alice speaks to some of those attending about what the day means to them. Listen here:


First Indigenous ORIC Registrar appointed

Gunggari man Selwyn Button has been appointed the Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations (ORIC), making him the first Indigenous person appointed to the role.


Seasons greetings and office closure

Thanks to all who have worked with SANTS over 2018. We wish you the best for the holiday season and a happy new year.

The SANTS office is closed from Monday 24 December 2018 and reopens on Wednesday 2 January 2019.


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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