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Acknowledgement of Kaurna People and Kaurna Land
ACC Statement of Acknowledgement
At its meeting of 27 May 2002, the Adelaide City Council accepted the need to acknowledge the traditional lands of the Kaurna people at the opening of every Council meeting.
We recognise Kaurna people and their land.
The Adelaide City Council acknowledgement in English reads:
"Adelaide City Council acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today."
ACCrlu tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka panpapanpalyarninthi (inparrinthi). Kaurna miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku.
Parnaku yailtya, parnuku tapa purruna, parnuku yarta ngadlu tampinthi. Yalaka Kaurna miyurna ithu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulyainthi.
Ngadlu yarltirripurka ACCku tampinthi ngadlu Kaurna yartangka inparrinthi.
Kaurna miyurnarlu parnaku yarta, yailtyarna, tapa purruna kuma puru martinthi, puru tangka martulyainthi. Yaintya ngadlu tampinthi.
'We Adelaide City Councillors acknowledge that we are meeting on Kaurna land.
Kaurna people still embrace and long for their land, beliefs and way of life. This we recognise.'
Anglicare Statement of Acknowledgement
Original Anglicare Wording:
"We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional owners of this land. We acknowledge their living culture and unique role in the life of this region"
Literal translation of Kaurna version:
We acknowledge the Kaurna people. They are the land owners from a long time ago.We recognise (that) the Kaurna people are still alive (ie have survived)The territory of the Kaurna Plains is exclusively Kaurna land.
It was acknowledged that there is some redundancy in this text. It was felt that the first line or the last line could be used independently as a short version, or the entire text could be used.
Catholic Education Acknowledgement of Kaurna Land
In 2002, Catholic Education requested a Kaurna statement of acknowledgement of Kaurna land that could be used at assemblies in Catholic schools located in Kaurna country. The following statement was formulated for Catholic Education by KWP:
'We recognise (that) Kaurna people are the landowners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains.'
Content courtesy of:
Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi
Signatories: Dr Alice Wallara Rigney, Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien and Dr Rob Amery