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Kyam Maher – South Australia’s first Aboriginal Attorney-General and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Last week, Aboriginal Way sat down with South Australia’s first Aboriginal Attorney-General and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Honourable Kyam Maher. We found out more about his background and what has got him to where he is today, and asked him about pressing issues in the sector such as his … Read More

Southern Cultural Immersion

Recently, Aboriginal Way took a trip to Warraparinga to drop into the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, run by Southern Cultural Immersion. Warraparinga, meaning ‘Windy Place’ in Kaurna language, is a nature reserve in Bedford Park at Marion, and a site of cultural significance for the Kaurna people. It is associated … Read More

What’s happening at the 2022 AIATSIS Summit

This year the AIATSIS Summit is being convened in partnership with Queensland South Native Title Services and hosted by the Kabi Kabi people. The annual Summit brings together Indigenous communities, native title stakeholders, academics, legal experts, and government departments to address the biggest issues facing traditional owners. CEO of Queensland … Read More

All that’s Left is the Rusted Tin

“What I really like about largescale work is that it’s a way of reminding non-Aboriginal people that we’re still here and that our culture is still as important today as it has always been.” Scott Ratham is the contemporary Aboriginal artist behind the name Rusted Tin, and a cultural learning … Read More

Ngarrindjeri Language and Culture in Riverland school

“We were slowly trying to get something in the curriculum that involved Aboriginal culture, and our best way in was through a language class,” said Daniel Giles, Aboriginal Officer at Renmark High School, about the introduction of a Ngarrindjeri language and culture class in year eight at the Riverland school … Read More

Aboriginal Languages in Education

Did you know that a lot of kids in schools across Australia are learning an Aboriginal language local to their area? We’ll speak with one school that’s having great success with its Aboriginal language program soon, but today we’re starting at the beginning by speaking with a South Australian university … Read More

Mapping colonial violence against Aboriginal people in SA

A digital map will share sites in South Australia where colonial violence took place against Aboriginal people in the 1800s. University of Adelaide researcher, Dr Skye Krichauff, is working on the project called ‘Reconciling with the Frontier’ and shares more in this week’s episode. Aboriginal people with any information about … Read More

SA Aboriginal rangers need more funding

Unlike most states, the South Australia Government does not fund Aboriginal rangers directly. Country Needs People started a petition to change this, calling on political parties in the SA election to support Indigenous land and sea management by funding Aboriginal rangers. Patrick O’Leary, Executive Director at Country Needs People, and … Read More

Contemporary circus work: Common Dissonance

Common Dissonance is the only all-Indigenous circus performance at this year’s Adelaide Fringe. Wakka Wakka person Harley Mann is the director of the show which highlights the co-existence of science and spirituality in Australia – a nation consisting of western and Indigenous ways of living and thinking. Common Dissonance is … Read More