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First Nations Hub at Tandanya for Adelaide Fringe 2020

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and is marking the achievement with a “First Nations Hub’ for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival. We find out more from Tandanya CEO Dennis Stokes. Listen here:

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Act Now with Nathan May

Reconciliation SA and ActNow Theatre deliver a program called Generation of Change, designed to give school students and teachers the opportunity to explore the impacts of racism as well as how to prevent it.

We speak to Nathan May, a musician and an actor who has a big role in the Act Now program sharing his personal story through words and music. Listen here:

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The Healing Coolamon

A unique coolamon created by Kaurna and Permanangk man Uncle Ivan Tiwu-Copley has been recognised as an item of cultural significance by the National Museum of Australia

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Narungga Nation Native Title Claim Group Meeting

On Friday 14 February 2020 and Saturday 15 February 2020 at 10am at the Maitland Town Hall, South Australian Native Title Services Limited will be facilitating a meeting of Narungga Nation Native Title Claim Group. The meeting is open to all members of the Native Title Claim Group.

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Barngarla Speak Out

​The Barngarla people have expressed their disappointment and anger at the way the Federal Government has consulted about the possible placement of a radioactive waste disposal site on their traditional country.

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High Court considers exclusive beach access

Kimberley traditional owners have opposed an appeal with the Commonwealth and West Australian Governments over detail of a native title determination. The appeal relates to the public’s ability to access beaches and waterways within their determination area just north of Broome.

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Aboriginal screen storytelling in demand

The new CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation says that audiences have shown they are very interested in stories by Aboriginal screen makers and the organisation will maintain its strong commitment to Indigenous storytelling.

There are many opportunities now available to aspiring producers to develop their skills and projects, says SAFC Executive Nara Wilson.

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South Australia’s true history on show

​A new exhibition close to the site of South Australia’s proclamation recognises Kaurna culture and places Aboriginal people’s perspectives about the state’s origins alongside European settler stories.

Tiati Wangkanthi Kumangka – Truth Telling Together will be launched in the Bay Discovery Centre in the Glenelg Town Hall on Monday 9th December.

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Red Hands for Yuendumu

Parliament House in Adelaide was covered in red handprints on Wednesday as hundreds of protestors gathered in support of the Yuenmudu community and to call for justice for Walpiri teenager Kumanjayi Walker who was shot by police.

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Reconsider compensation says QC

​Native title compensation claims will be far more complex and costly than the original native title claims and Governments need to reconsider how to manage the large number of cases that are expected to be lodged, says a leading native title barrister and former President of the Native Title Tribunal.

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Anangu gather to celebrate closure of Uluru climb

Hundreds of Anangu from communities across Central Australia will gather near Uluru this weekend to celebrate the historic closure of the climb.
“We will be dancing because enough people are finally accepting and respecting our point of view and we can all be proud of this,” said traditional owner and Central Land Council (CLC) Chair Sammy Wilson.

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Blood Money Exchange & collaborative car wrecks at Tarnanthi

​On this program, join us at the launch of Tarnanthi 2019, the national festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, which has just opened at the Art Gallery of South Australia. We had a chat with Robert Fielding, about why an old beat up car became his canvas and from Ryan Presley who has created a "Blood Money Exchange". Listen here:

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Kurruru Arts has a new home

Kurruru Arts and Cultural Hub is entering a new era, with a new building and a new buzz comes exciting programs for all ages, from skills development workshops in Indigenous Contemporary Dance, Nunga Ballet, Leaping Lizards to a fitness program. Listen here:


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