Community Notices

November 2018 Onkaparinga Collaborative Approach: Southern Domestic Violence Forum (Noarlunga)

November to December 2018 Woodville Gardens Children’s Centre Term 4 playgroup (Woodville)

2 November 2018 Gladys Elphick Awards Ceremony – Honouring the significant achievements and contributions of Aboriginal women to their Community.

To book or nominate click on the link: nomination form.

8, 15 & 22 November 2018 Positive Parenting Program – The Parks Library (Angle Vale)

26 & 27 November 2018 SAICD Access Easy English 2 day writing course

18 & 19 March 2019 Indigenous DV-alert Training, Largs Bay 

DV-Alert is a 2 day training opportunity for people working in frontline community services sector, education, health and allied health professionals that enables workers to Recognise, Respond and Refer potential clients that may be going through Domestic and Family Violence. This includes students studying in the field of social welfare, law, medicine and other fields that may involve contact with the Aboriginal community.


Closing the Gap targets: 2017 analysis of progress and key drivers of change
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2018:
“The analyses presented … demonstrate that the life expectancy gap cannot be eliminated by health initiatives alone. … key drivers include socioeconomic status and other social determinants…”

Closing the Gap Refresh: papering over the gaps or structural reform
Francis Markham [and others], Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, 2018
“There is a real risk that a refresh of the CTG strategy, by providing an impression of government activity, will encourage the public to assume that the state has done all that it can, and that First Peoples are therefore to blame for the failure of gaps to close.”

IRCA, First Nations Peak Media Body

IRCA is proud to announce First Nations Media Australia as the new national peak body name for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media, as voted by CONVERGE delegates. We are currently developing the plan for the new name transition and official launch. [IRCA]

Kaurna Register (City of Port Adelaide Enfield)

The city of Port Adelaide Enfield are creating an online register to promote Kaurna Welcome to Country and/or other service performances.

Your Legal Rights ‘Personal Details’

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement and SAPOL have worked together to produce a 4 minute video to educate community around their rights when asked for their personal details by a Police Officer, their rights once arrested and the services Aboriginal Legal Rights Movements provides.

Aboriginal Way, Issue 69 – Summer 2018

A publication of South Australian Native title Services.

Has your centre developed a protocol for acknowledging Country?

As you know, an Acknowledgement of Country is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land.

If you don’t already have a formal protocol, before your next meeting, morning tea or social gathering, why not perform an Acknowledgement of Country to raise community awareness and show respect for the traditional owners of the land? You could also think about starting a conversation with your volunteers about the difference between a Welcome to Country and Acknowledgment of Country.

Need some help with information and wording? Check out Reconciliation Australia fact sheets for some tips. Also, there are some terrific resources on the Reconciliation SA website.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)

Aboriginal Nations in South Australia

For the price list of SA language maps against geographical areas please click here.

Scammers hit Indigenous community for $1.7 million: report  (posted 22 June 2018)

Scammers fleeced an average of nearly $6500 from Indigenous Australians in 2017, a 14% increase on 2016, with total losses to scams around $1.7 million – with the most losses incurred by Indigenous victims of dating and romance scams. [iTWire]

Towards an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander violence prevention framework for men and boys
Barton, ACT: Healing Foundation, & White Ribbon Foundation, 2017: “Crucially, any strategy must be adequately resourced; implemented in a safe, accessible place; prioritise safety for women, children and men; and be supported by trauma informed therapeutic services and programs.” (-WRF)

Wiyi Yani U Thangani | Women’s voices
Australian Human Rights Commission, 2017: This website was established by June Oscar, the first Aboriginal woman appointed as  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. The website aims to incorporate the voices of indigenous Australian women concerning their human rights.


Aboriginal Way – Winter 2018

Here is the latest edition of the quarterly publication Aboriginal Way – for Winter 2018. Paper copies will be in letterboxes soon. You can find archive copies of Aboriginal Way print edition on the website and the latest news here.

Acorn: Parent-Infant Attachment Groups (various dates & locations)

Acorn groups provide an opportunity for Mothers who have diagnosed mental health difficulties to come together and be supported in their relationship with their child/ren aged birth to three years. Please click here for referral form.

Sunday Fun for Dads and Kids – 2018 Dates (Seaton)

A range of indoor and outdoor activities are provided, suitable for children aged 0-12 and their Dad, Grandfather, Uncle, carer or any other special bloke in their life.

Learner Driver Training Program – June 2018 (Paralowie & Elizabeth)

2018 NAIDOC March and Family Fun Day – Registration form due 21 June 2018 (Christies Beach)

As part of NAIDOC week 2018, Neporendi in collaboration with a number of organisations and community members are holding the NAIDOC March and Family Day being held on Wednesday 4 July. Your organisation is invited to be to be involved.

National NAIDOC Website

The new and improved National NAIDOC Website is now easier to navigate, mobile friendly and best of all, it reflects the vibrant and storytelling of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Check out the NAIDOC website for all the up-to-date news, events and resources.

With the much anticipated new website up and running, many new features have been added including the opening of the 2018 National NAIDOC online events calendar! Make sure you share your NAIDOC event no matter how big or small to spread the word in your community and across the nation. The new events calendar is easier to navigate and now allows you to add an image of your choice (don’t worry if you do not have an image, one will randomly be assigned to your event).

There are also plenty of resources available to help you celebrate NAIDOC Week:

Download the National NAIDOC Logo and other social media resources

UnitingSA: Invitation to Community Barbecue – 3 July 2018 (Taperoo)

UnitingSA would like to invite you to a community barbecue with the view of sharing a sausage or two and possibly some ideas how to better support the local Aboriginal community in Taperoo and western region. All stakeholders are welcome to bring Aboriginal clients and/or community members.