‘Gardening with fire’ on Narungga Country

Recent cultural burns on Yorke Peninsula are reconnecting Narungga people to the traditional practice of burning on Country, training local First Nations people, and facilitating the exchange of knowledge between First Nations’ people and non-Indigenous partners and land managers. We spoke with Narungga man and leading practitioner, Peter Turner, who … Read More

Return of the Erawirung crayfish

A lost totem of the Erawirung people, the Murray crayfish, has returned to SA waters, despite being made extinct in the area due to pollution, overfishing and river regulation. On May 16, 200 crays were relocated from parts of the NSW and ACT run of the Murray River with ongoing … Read More

Sandy Greenwood: ‘At What Cost?’ Identity play debuts on Kaurna land

“These people are infiltrating local governments, taking custodians land away and meddling with identity and politics, it’s a really scary issue.” Palawa man Nathan Maynard’s play, ‘At What Cost?’, explores the issue of non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders incorrectly identifying themselves, a contentious issue since legal reform from the Tasmanian … Read More

How to vote in the SA Voice to Parliament

With extensive rolling coverage of the federal referendum, you may have missed the establishment of the South Australian First Nations Voice to Parliament. Back in March, South Australia became the first Australian jurisdiction to pass a bill legislating a state Indigenous Voice to parliament. Separate from the federal Voice, the initiative … Read More

Darwin historian reflects on 130-year-old prison drawings uncovered from SA museum archives

Charlie Flannigan was a prize-winning jockey and stockman who became the centre of a murder trial that gripped the Northern Territory in 1892. Darwin-based historian and Library & Archives NT curator Don Nawurlarny Christopherson spoke with Aboriginal Way about the impact of Flannigan’s sketches, found in the SA museum archives, … Read More

Faith Thomas AM: ahead of her time

Faith Thomas AM, the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person to play for Australia in any sport, has died at aged 90. The Adnyamathanha woman, who was born at the Nepabunna Aboriginal Mission in 1933 to an Aboriginal mother and German father was selected to play cricket for South … Read More

Kaurna Program at Upper Sturt Primary School

“There’s a sense of excitement that something really big is growing from this and it’s encompassing not just the school, but everything around the school that’s linked to it… I’m awed that my boys get to have this experience and know that it will be a visible part of their … Read More

Voice to Parliament Referendum Working Party meet on Kaurna Land

Over the last two days, the Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney, the Federal Attorney-General Julian Leeser, the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart Pat Dodson, met with the Federal Voice to Parliament Referendum Working Group and Referendum Engagement Group on Kaurna … Read More

Closing the Gap Day

The biggest South Australian event dedicated to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is coming up quickly. The annual “Closing the Gap day” from Sonder and Nunkuwarrin Yunti will be held on Kaurna Country at the Adelaide Showgrounds on Thursday, 16th March from 11am to 3pm. … Read More