Six Aboriginal women and an Aboriginal man from the APY Lands in South Australia recently completed the Certificate IV in Early Language and Literacy, giving them the expertise to teach language skills to preschool and early school years children.
Forty seven students from Yalata Anangu School and Oak Valley Anangu School were recently rewarded for their good school attendance with a trip to the Head of Bight, South Australia, for a memorable whale watching experience.
The black-footed rock-wallaby (warru) was nearing extinction in northern South Australia until the creation of the Warru Recovery Team, made up of Indigenous rangers and scientists. The recent release of 25 warru into the wild comes at the end of intensive breeding, preservation and feral predator control.
Zibeon Fielding of Mimili in the APY Lands was part of a group of twelve Indigenous men and women, members of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP), who ran the 2016 New York Marathon. Prior to the founding of the IMP, no Indigenous man or woman had completed any major international marathon. Today Australia has 65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander international marathoners.
Studying and living independently in Adelaide was difficult for Kelli Gunter of Ceduna but now her future is looking bright and her goals clear after receiving support through the Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways project.
In line with NAIDOC’s theme of ‘the living narrative of our Nation’, Tandanya’s celebration is an exhibition bringing together works from artists on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands, Ngaanyatjarra lands, and the Western Desert region to demonstrate the storyline of Kungarangkalpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming), its reach and ongoing importance to people across the country.