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

APY Land Rights Act 1981 celebrated at Kulilaya Festival

The 40th anniversary of the historic Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land Rights Act has been acknowledged during the long-awaited Kulilaya Festival at Umuwa. The event took place on March 24, after facing delays due to the outbreak of COVID, and saw musicians, visual artists and performers present their history and … Read More

Narungga leads Wallaroo port consultation

Key members of Narungga Nation, Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) and global commodities exporter T-Ports have been working together to sure up mutually beneficial practices at Wallaroo. New shipping infrastructure on the foreshore has been receiving cultural consultation from involved Narungga peoples, with the responsibility for naming the newly … Read More

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

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

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

Native title sparks ‘bright future’ for Ngadjuri people

On July 6, the Ngadjuri people of South Australia received their second Federal Court-recognised native title consent determination, at a packed Burra Town Hall. The determination area covers South Australian towns across the Mid North including Kapunda, Clare, Burra, Peterborough and Yunta. Ngadjuri Elder Aunty Patricia Waria Read spoke at … Read More

‘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