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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

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.

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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:

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​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.

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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Three Aboriginal Nations Sharing Country

Three Aboriginal nations have overcome many challenges to have their shared native title rights over an area in the mid north of South Australia recognised in a Federal Court hearing in the town of Orroroo. The Federal Court decision about an overlap of three longstanding native title claims brings together the Ngadjuri, Wilyakali and Adnyamathanha peoples in a joint determination of their native title rights and interests.

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What do you think about SANTS?

SANTS would like to hear your thoughts about our service. If you are a current, past or potential future client of ours, then please take the time to fill out a survey to inform our work.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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