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Survival Day 2019

On 26 January 2019, a large crowd gathered at Semaphore Foreshore to celebrate Aboriginal culture and survival. Kaliah Alice speaks to some of those attending about what the day means to them. Listen here: SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for … Read More

June Oscar Social Justice Commissioner On Women’s Perspectives

In June this year Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will present a report on the ideas and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to the Federal Parliament and the Prime Minister. On the show this week, Kaliah speaks to June Oscar about the Wiyi Yani U Thangani Women’s … Read More

The Healing Coolamon

A unique coolamon created by Kaurna and Permanangk man Uncle Ivan Tiwu-Copley has been recognised as an item of cultural significance by the National Museum of Australia.In 2018 Mr Copley created ‘The Healing Coolamon’ to mark the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.The piece was taken … Read More

Barngarla Speak Out

The Barngarla people have expressed their disappointment and anger at the way the Federal Government has consulted about the possible placement of a radioactive waste disposal site on their traditional country.In a statement and video released about the ballot process, representatives from the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation said that “The … Read More

High Court Considers Exclusive Beach Access

Kimberley traditional owners have opposed an appeal with the Commonwealth and West Australian Governments over detail of a native title determination.The appeal relates to the public’s ability to access beaches and waterways within the Bindunbur and Jabirr Jabirr/Ngumbarl determination area on the Middle Dampier Peninsula. The determination areas are just … Read More

Indigenous Fire Practitioner Visits Kaurna Country

Indigenous fire practitioner Victor Steffensen visited Kaurna country in December 2019 to share traditional knowledge of fire systems and land management.Mr Steffensen has spent decades working with fire across Australia and promoting the importance of healing the land through cultural burning practices.Mr Steffensen said cultural burning is about more than … Read More

South Australia’s True History On Show

A new exhibition close to the site of South Australia’s original proclamation tells Aboriginal people’s stories about the state’s foundations alongside those of European settlers. Tiati Wangkanthi Kumangka – Truth Telling Together will be launched at the Bay Discovery Centre in the Glenelg Town Hall on Monday 9th December. The exhibit … Read More

Red Hands For Yuendumu

Parliament House in Adelaide was covered in red hand prints on Wednesday as hundreds of protesters gathered in support of the Yuendumu community and to call for justice for Walpiri teenager Kumanjayi Walker. The prints mirrored those placed on the police station in Yuendumu and Alice Springs by his family … Read More

Reconsider Compensation Says QC

Native title compensation claims will be far more complex and costly than the original native title claims and Governments need to reconsider how to manage the large number of cases that are expected to be lodged, says a leading native title barrister and former President of the Native Title Tribunal.In … Read More