We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand, the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains. It is upon their ancestral lands that the Port Adelaide Enfield Council meets. It is also The Place of the Kardi, the Emu, whose story travels from the coast inland.
We pay respect to Elders past and present. We respect their spiritual beliefs and connections to land which are of continuing importance to the living Kaurna people of today. We further acknowledge the contributions and important role that Aboriginal people continue to play within our shared community.
We recognise the importance of preserving our cultural heritage – recognising the past, acting in the present and building a better future.
Aboriginal people have lived on this land for 60,000 years. Their heritage includes stories, people, memories, events and traditions as well as landscapes and places that are of significance to our local community.
As our City continues to grow and evolve as a city we look forward to and support a future of change and growth. However it is vital that we understand who we are today, our past and where we have come from; and what we want for the future.
Council has a number of ongoing and regular projects to ensure that the contributions made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our community are recognised and celebrated. These include awards, scholarships and community events. The Aboriginal Advisory Panel meets regularly and acts as an important conduit for information and exchange.