Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
Ninna Marni - Welcome
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield acknowledges that we are on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. Their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land are of continuing importance today.
City of Port Adelaide Enfield Aboriginal Tertiary Education Scholarship
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is pleased to offer twelve month scholarships of up to $5000 for two Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island students to undertake tertiary level studies at Flinders University, the University of Adelaide or the University of South Australia.
The purpose of the Scholarships is to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents to contribute to and benefit from the growth the City of Port Adelaide Enfield is experiencing.
Applications for the 2014 Scholarships will open on the 13 January 2014 and close on 14 March 2014. Please click here to access the Information Pack and Application form.
Release of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Plan
The final draft of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Plan for Working With and For the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community is now available. The Plan links with Ngadluko Yerta (Our Land) the Research Paper completed in May 2010.
Both the Research Paper and Plan are the result of several years of consultation and listening to the local community and Council acknowledges the input that particularly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and members of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Aboriginal Advisory Panel have provided in the preparation of these documents.
Ngadluko Yerta (Our Land) Research Paper
Ngadluko Yerta (Our Land) is a Research Paper that provided the basis for the formulation of the Strategic Plan for the way the City of Port Adelaide Enfield will work with and for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The Research paper covers a range of topics including:
- The Importance of Culture
- A demographic profile of the local Aboriginal Torres Strait islander population
- Employment, Education and Training
- Safety and Crime
- Sports and the Arts