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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

Councils consider January 26

Councils around Australia are reviewing and changing how they mark January 26, with the Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Martin Haese supporting a proposal for more inclusive events in the city on that date and Victorian Councils making significant changes to their events.

The Adelaide City Council has noted a proposal by its Reconciliation Committee that it recognises the impact of Australia Day celebrations and that it adds processes to events on that date to better recognise the history of Aboriginal peoples prior to European settlement.

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New approach to prisons needed

South Australia is long overdue for a new approach to prisons and re-offending according to one tireless community volunteer. Her comments come as the Government launches a major reform to corrections policy in the state.

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Listening needed to talk Treaty

Aboriginal people in South Australian embrace and value the opportunity to discuss treaty with the SA Government, says SA Native Title Services CEO Keith Thomas.

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Passing of Stevie Goldsmith

The South Australian community was saddened by the sudden passing in July of a much-loved community leader and cultural educator - Stephen Goldsmith.

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Nuclear talks must consider Aboriginal people's views

Consultation into the proposed nuclear waste storage site in South Australia must be carefully shaped to take Aboriginal people’s views into account and incorporate existing decision making structures, says a member of the Board which is overseeing the current state-wide discussions.

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Yami Lester farewelled at state funeral

Yunkunytjatjara leader and anti-nuclear campaigner Yami Lester OAM has been farewelled at a state funeral held on his traditional lands at Walatina Station in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in northern South Australia.

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Stolen Generations Awaiting Reparations

The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) says that the guidelines for the Stolen Generations reparations scheme mean that many people could miss out on funding despite having been stolen from their families as children.

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Movement now a Corporation

After more than 40 years as a community association, South Australia’s Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) has changed its own legal foundation to become a corporation, but it will retain its community focus.

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Why a First Nations Voice?

A First Nations Voice to Federal Parliament is a simple and achievable change to the Constitution that will give Indigenous people the practical recognition they are asking for, according to the co-chair of the Uluru Working Group, the group established after the Regional Dialogues and Uluru Convention.

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SA NAIDOC Awards celebrate local achievements

From an Aunty and author who has spent her long life sharing her story of being stolen from her family, to a young athlete who played at an elite level from the age of just 16, the NAIDOC SA Awards remind us of the diversity and contributions of South Australian Aboriginal people.

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Sixty years since the Palm Island Strike

In 1957 all residents of Palm Island, located about 60 km north of Townsville, went on strike against the autocratic management of the settlement. The strike was only resolved when seven defiant men and their families were removed from the Island and sent to live elsewhere permanently.

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Ningali Lawford on The Secret River

Ningali Lawford was the narrator of the very successful Adelaide Festival production of The Secret River, which tells the story of William Thornhill, a convict sent to New South Wales in the early 1800s.

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Compensation for loss of native title rights

A recent Federal Court judgement for the Ngaliwurru and Nungali people in the Northern Territory (NT) has provided a potential precedent and method for calculating compensation for loss of native title rights for the first time in Australia’s history. It’s a decision has real significance for South Australian native title groups, according to SA Native Title Services Deputy Principal Legal Officer, Osker Linde

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