More than 130 people attended the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) Cultural Day on Sunday, 22 May.
Council was proud to partner with Narungga Nations Aboriginal Corporation and Nharangga Aboriginal Progress Association to deliver day.
The free event was a chance to visit the Minlagawi Gum Flat Reserve, near Minlaton, and learn about traditional science, knowledge, skills, culture and caring for Country.
Narungga Elders and people hosted guided walks for community members to learn about the wells, scar trees, tools, string and net making, cultural burning, storytelling and bush tucker.
The event also included a Welcome to Country by Brianna Warrior in Narungga and Ivy Cranwell in English, a guided walk by Stephen Warrior and Shane Warrior including a smoking ceremony.
Also on offer was NAPA language resources, Newchurch Horticulture provided kangaroo tacos, totem art with Lisa Weetra and Bianca Newchurch and a traditional dance workshop culminating in a performance with Nikki Ashby.
There was a focus on what Minlagawi Gum Flat looked like, time scale of Narungga connection to Country, importance of Country to Narungga, and Narungga skills and adaptation.
Minlagawi holds particular cultural significance as the meeting place between the Warri (west) people of the wildu (eagle) totem, the Windara (east) people of the garrdi (emu) totem and the Dhilba (south) people of the widhadha (shark) totem.
The event was proudly presented by Narungga Nations Aboriginal Corporation, Nharangga Aboriginal Progress Association and Yorke Peninsula Council with funding support from the Landscape SA Northern and Yorke Grassroots Grants program.