For Love of Country preview: Veteran Profile of Leigh Elijah Herewane MM (1895-1956)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this blog will contain images and names of people who have passed away   Aboriginal Veterans of South Australia (AVSA) co-chair Ian Smith is researching Aboriginal Veterans from South Australia, and those with links to South Australia and will be releasing a book, complete with Veteran profiles in the future, … Read More

Hear from AVSA Co-Chairs Uncle Frank Lampard OAM and Ian Smith

Aboriginal Veterans South Australia (AVSA), as explained by co-chair Ian Smith “is a group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people that want to make sure that the service and sacrifice of Aboriginal people for country is recognised.” AVSA grew out of the work of the Aboriginal Independents’ Project in the early 2000’s, this project aimed to encourage Aboriginal veterans and their … Read More

AVSA Keynote Speaker Steven Warrior talks Family Legacy, Military and ANZAC Day

Each year Aboriginal Veterans of South Australia (AVSA) hosts an ANZAC Day Gathering at the Aboriginal War Memorial, Torrens Parade Ground. As like many other events, the current COVID-19 social gathering restrictions have halted this very important annual event. This year, AVSA had approached Mr Steven Warrior, Narungga, Kokatha and Kaurna man, Flight Lieutenant, and Indigenous Liaison Officer at the … Read More

NRW 2020 Multi Media Competition

Schools’ Multimedia Competition   Reconciliation is once again excited to be holding a Primary and Secondary School competition to celebrate National Reconciliation Week for 2020. With current gathering restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the varying arrangements regarding homeschooling during term 2. Reconciliation SA is taking this opportunity to explore different and creative ways to engage people … Read More

Christopher Crebbin: Aboriginal Artist and Educator on Staying Positive

Reconciliation SA is always proud to advocate for First Nations professionals, especially in the education and advocacy sectors. But we are not the only ones willing to support such practitioners; schools and many communities are more willing than ever to engage with First Nations storytellers, artists, and educators and businesses. Like many industries, the requirements of social distancing has hit … Read More