Historic Gathering of Aboriginal Land and Sea Managers Calls on SA Government to Boost Investment

Published: 19 Apr 2023

Arabana Rangers Stanley Wingfield and Sam Stuart with Frank Warren from Dieri Aboriginal Corporation. Photo: Country Needs People

More than 75 representatives from the South Australian Aboriginal Land & Sea Sector - Aboriginal Rangers, Indigenous Protected Area Managers, Aboriginal Land & Sea Management staff, Traditional Owner groups interested in caring for Country work and other stakeholders - came together in Hahndorf for a two-day workshop last week.

Traditional Owners from Cooper Pedy to Port Augusta, the APY Lands to the Far West Coast, the Murray Riverlands and beyond, gathered with the aim of sharing knowledge, aspirations and common challenges, and called for the South Australian government to increase its support for community-based Aboriginal ranger and caring for Country programs.

It was the first time such a large group from the South Australian Aboriginal land and sea management sector had come together to discuss how the state government can better support the important work of Traditional Owners caring for Country.

Organisers noted that unlike Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, the South Australian government has not yet developed a dedicated program to support community-based Aboriginal land and sea management.


Read the full story in the National Indigenous Times.