Kaurna language revival

On 27 February, Adelaide’s inaugural ‘Kaurna Day’ event was hosted at the University of Adelaide. Kaurna Day is a free public event that aims to recognise and celebrate the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains – the Kaurna nation – through keynote talks, forums, culture, food and music. 109 of … Read More

SA Voice explained

With the South Australian First Nations Voice to Parliament pushing forward, eligible candidates are being asked to put their hand up and nominate themselves ahead of the March 16 election. The SA First Nations Voice aims to be a direct and independent line of communication for First Nations people to … Read More

Ancestors repatriated by Kaurna community at Wangayarta

Members of the Kaurna community and supporters have gathered at Wangayarta, the Kaurna memorial at Smithfield Memorial Park, to lay Ancestors to rest in a community-led reburial on December 13. During the ceremony, Ancestors were returned from disturbed burial sites in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide, which had been held … Read More

Kaurna shelter tree revival project

A Willawilla Karra Kuu (Kaurna shelter tree) estimated to be over 450 years old has been protected by prolonged land-management efforts from several groups. The tree-saving initiative, started by the Brownhill Creek Conservation Group in 2018, has been contributed to by local school students and volunteers who have planted around … Read More

Interview: Thomas Mayo

Thomas Mayo, a Kaurareg Aboriginal and Kalkalgal Erubamle Torres Strait Islander man, has been one of the most prominent public advocates for the Voice to Parliament referendum. Since becoming a signatory for the Uluru Statement of the Heart, Mayo has travelled the country continually listening to and speaking with people … Read More

Tarnanthi Art Fair returns for 2023

The Art Gallery of South Australia’s Tarnanthi Art Fair is returning in 2023, featuring in-person and digital events, after two years of online events. The Tarnanthi Art Fair will run from Friday 20 October to Sunday 22 October, with the event taking place at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for the … Read More

Nantawarrina IPA celebrates 25 years

In 1998 Traditional Owners from the Nipapanha (formerly Nepabunna) community in South Australia became the first Indigenous people to dedicate their Country as an Indigenous Protected Area. At this time the 58,000 hectares of rugged Country on Adnyamathanha lands was in a state of decline. Today Nantawarrina is a leading … Read More

Wilyakali native title recognised by Federal Court

On August 28, 2023 the Wilyakali people were handed their native title rights and interests at a Federal Court ceremony near Mannahill, 360km northeast of Adelaide. The consent determination area covers around 9,200 square-kilometres and stretches from the NSW border, on both sides of the Barrier Highway, to areas near … Read More

Frances Rings reflects on ‘Yuldea’

‘Yuldea’ is a deeply personal ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage, inspired by her family’s connection to the area. The piece tells the story of the Aṉangu people of the Great Victorian Desert and the abrupt moment that traditional life collided with the industrial ambition of a growing nation in … Read More