Keeping Aboriginal Kids Home and Safe – Part 2

This is the second part of our discussion about the rising number of Aboriginal children and young people being removed from their families right here in South Australia. Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People April Lawrie has put forward 48 findings and 32 recommendations from her Inquiry on this … Read More

Keeping Aboriginal Kids Safe – Part 1

An Inquiry into the removal and placement of Aboriginal children in South Australia has been led by SA’s inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, April Lawrie, a proud Mirning and Kokatha woman. The final report, Holding on to Our Future, has just been released. The report has found … Read More

The Significance of Cultural Burning for the Nukunu People

Nukunu Wapma Thura (Aboriginal Corporation) [NWTAC] recently led a cultural burn at Wilmington alongside Firesticks Alliance, supported by SA Native Title Services. Nukunu fire practitioners in uniform demonstrated traditional knowledge-sharing principles about the inherent sacredness of fire to the Nukunu People; how it interacts with Nukunu culture and theirunderstanding of … Read More

Women with Fire

A time of healing, for women and for Country. Imagine a gathering solely for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all over Australia to come together in celebration of the unique role they share in caring for Country. The National Indigenous Women’s Fire Workshop, Ngangkirna Kardlatidli: Women with Fire, … Read More

Kaurna burns again at Warriparinga

The practice of managing Country with fire has returned to Wirraparinga (Brownhill Creek) on Kaurna Country. During April, a Firesticks team including Clem Newchurch, Paul Dixon Jr and Quahli Newchurch carried out a cultural burn in an area of Kangaroo Grass at Wirraparinga (Brownhill Creek) for the first time in … Read More