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Bicultural business with AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie

During Reconciliation Week 2021, Aboriginal Way attended the first AIATSIS Summit at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This was a combination of the National Native Title Conference and Indigenous Research Conference usually held separately. Delegates from around the country attended the summit, where academics, legal experts, and community sectors shared the … Read More

‘Sorry and Beyond: Healing the Stolen Generations’ with Brian Butler – Part 1 & 2

Hear about Brian Butler’s lifelong devotion to healing the harm caused by the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. Brian’s new book ‘Sorry and Beyond: Healing the Stolen Generations’ exposes the Australian government’s policies which aimed to destroy the identity of Indigenous children by taking … Read More

Kaurna cultural burn makes history

Tuthangga (Park 17) Adelaide was the site of the first cultural burn in an Australian capital city and the first on Kaurna Yerta in 200 years. The Kaurna community, City of Adelaide, Green Adelaide and the Department for Environment and Water have been working together to make this cultural burn … Read More

Mick Starkey: culture and science go together

SA Native Title Services is the publisher of Aboriginal Way – we assist Aboriginal people in South Australia to gain recognition and to protect their native title rights and interests. While on a recent work trip, we spoke to Mick Starkey, our Cultural Heritage and Land Management Senior Project Officer. … Read More

Aerosol and Tattoo Artist: Shane Mankitya Cook

Shane Mankitya Cook is a Wulli Wulli and Guwa descendant from Queensland. He was adopted by the Kaurna community in Adelaide and given the name Mankitya, which translates to “the scarred one”. Over a coffee, near his studio at Black Diamond Tattoo, we talk about his life as an Aboriginal … Read More

Mali Isabel is making her art empire

Meet Mali Isabel, an Arabana and Kokatha artist making a name for herself on Kaurna land. The 21-year old was a successful applicant of a year-long residency at Carclew – an organsation cultivating artists early in their career.   Mali dabbles in ceramics and photography, but acrylic on canvas is her medium of choice using every colour of the rainbow. “I … Read More

Legacy: Reflections on Mabo exhibition

It’s South Australia’s turn to see the Legacy: Reflections on Mabo exhibition which has been showcased at art galleries across the country since 2019. Eddie Mabo spent a decade seeking recognition of his people’s ownership of Mer Island in the Torres Strait, and on 3 June 1992 the High Court … Read More

Gina Rings: Directing the first Aboriginal dance work for babies

Gina Rings is an award winning choreographer and dancer with over 30 years’ experience in the arts. Hailing from the west coast of South Australia, Gin Rings is a Kokatha woman who knew she wanted to be on stage before she was out of nappies. Speaking of nappies, she is … Read More

Tika Tirka (Stay & Learn): Indigenous student accommodation

Tika Tirka means to stay and learn in Kaurna language, and that’s exactly what Indigenous students from regional communities are able to do when they move into the student accommodation. Based in Adelaide’s CBD, Tika Tirka provides students aged 18 to 26 with an affordable, safe and culturally appropriate home … Read More