Interview – Alexis West: First Nations Producer, SA Australia Day Council

In 2018, South Australian Australia Day Council CEO Jan Chorley decided to approach the upcoming 2019 date a little bit different. She decided that she wanted to include a First Nations voice. After seeking advice from community members, in 2018 she engaged with Gina Rings to produce an Indigenous part of the Australia Day Parade. What followed was the careful … Read More

Inaugural Book Review – Finding the Heart of the Nation by Thomas Mayor

    We are excited to share Reconciliation SA’s first Book Review from Book Club participant, Sarah Alpers. Sarah was apart of the inaugural book review gathering on January 13 2020.   The small group read from Thomas Mayor’s Finding the Heart of the Nation. Read the review below: Thomas Mayor has written the wonderfully rich and inspiring “Finding the … Read More

A Coolamon in Canberra – Ivan makes his Mark

Peramangk and Kaurna Elder Uncle Ivan Tiwu-Copley recently travelled to the nation’s capital after an invite from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), to attend the  ‘Ngulla Wellamunagaa – Trees that have survived and revived’  Exhibition launch at the National Museum of Australia. The opening, which was on the 4th of December 2019 featured a … Read More

Bumpa’s Legacy – Not just the ASG

In 1973, respected Elder, Uncle Cyril ‘Bumpa’ Coaby, got together with now Greens Party member and respected Elder, Uncle Moogy Sumner, and a few others, to get themselves off the grog. What started as a group of brothers trying to stay sober, driving around in a clapped out old car that needed one its doors held shut with an over-hanging … Read More