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News and stories for SA Aboriginal Nations

​Native Title recognition for Kaurna people over Adelaide area

On 21 March 2018, the Kaurna people were recognised as native title holders for lands around Adelaide. The decision is the first positive determination of native title over a capital city area since the creation of the native title act in 1993. The determination confers native title rights in 17 parcels of land from Lower Light to Myponga and comes 18 years after the Kaurna claim was first lodged.


Rare artefacts found by chance reveal ancient culture

Traditional tools used by ancestors of the Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka traditional owners have been found by chance near Innamincka, in the far north of South Australia. The chance discovery represents a rare archaeological find and offers an insight into the lives of Australia's original inhabitants.


SA Government signs Buthera Agreement with Narungga Nation

The South Australian Government has signed a formal agreement with an Aboriginal nation which they say is the first significant step in establishing a state based treaty.

Representatives of the Narungga Nation, who are the First Peoples of the Yorke Peninsula and the SA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Kyam Maher, signed the Buthera Agreement in SA Parliament.


Saying sorry and acting on words

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the national apology to the Stolen Generations, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner has called on the Federal Government to implement a national reparations scheme to fulfil the promise of that historic moment.


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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