Reflecting on the 2020 Apology Breakfast

Another Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations has come to pass, and so too has another Reconciliation SA Apology Breakfast. Organising the event involves so many things; liaising with sponsors, the venue, our own team, and finding key note speakers, musicians, a featured artist, as well as 1,800 people to fill the seats. Frankly put, it is … Read More

Interview: Maya Newell, Director of ‘In My Blood it Runs’

In My Blood It Runs is a documentary about Dujuan, a young First Nations boy from the Arrernte/Garrwa mobs, living in Alice Springs. Dujuan is struggling to learn western culture. English isn’t his first language, he doesn’t feel comfortable at school, he stares from a distance and wonders why he can’t live on ‘the good side of town’. From a … Read More

Mandanga Enterprises – Unique skin care products

We often hear how beauty is more than skin deep. That’s most definitely the case when it comes to the Mandanga Indigenous skin care range, which rather than being just skin and beauty products are also the distilled essence of ancient botanical knowledge born of Country and culture and caring for the land.   The name Mandanga is based on … Read More

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

National Apology Breakfast 2020 – Book Now

Join us for Reconciliation South Australia’s, National Apology Breakfast. This Breakfast is South Australia’s premier event to commemorate the 2008 National Apology to the Stolen Generations provided the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. This event is a great opportunity to show your support and solidarity with the Stolen Generation survivors and learn more about the how these past policies and … Read More