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Walking Together

  • Uni SA Magil 20 St Bernards Rd Magill, SA, 5072 Australia (map)

An exciting event including workshops and rich discussions around bringing Indigenous perspectives in meaningful ways into the classroom.

About this Event

Drama South Australia is proud to present this exciting half-day professional learning event on Aboriginal Theatre-Storytelling, as requested by our wonderful members. The day will begin with a Welcome to Country, followed by your choice of three workshops (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary) and a final session focused on rich discussions and curriculum-writing.

We are excited to introduce our presenters Kelly Roe-Hunter, Uncle Tamaru Kartinyeri, and Verna Koolmatrie.

A brief outline of the day:

9:15 am Registration

9:30 am Welcome to Country followed by introduction to the day

10-11:30 am Workshops (One workshop each for Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary educators)

11:30-11:45 am Morning Tea

11:45 am- 12:30 pm Q&A, Sharing of Resources and Feedback


Member $60.00

Non-Member $100.00

Undergraduate Student $30.00

Workshop Presenters-

Kelly Roe-Hunter (Early Childhood Workshop)

Kelly Roe-Hunter is a Tiwi, Iwadja Kaytetye from the Northern Territory. She was born in Darwin but has grown up in the Southern area of Adelaide. She has worked in the area of Aboriginal Education for &years, within the Beach Road Partnership, over two sites. She is very passionate about supporting Aboriginal students on their educational journey, and also assisting non-Aboriginal educators to include Aboriginal perspectives in a meaningful way into their daily curriculum. Kelly will work with Drama SA committee member, Valerie Harrold to provide an engaging workshop designed around useful resources teachers can use in their own settings.

Uncle Tamaru Kartinyeri -Kaurna Elder (Deadly Mob) (Primary Workshop)

Uncle Tamaru has a strong history of providing outstanding professional opportunities for educators. He has worked with the Marion City Council as a Cultural officer leading tours on Country at Warriparinga. He is currently running his own business Deadly Mob. He is also collaborating with the Festival Of Music in 2019. His workshop will cover providing education on Kaurna: the people, the history, Dreaming stories and connection to country.

Verna Koolmatrie (Secondary Workshop)

Verna Koolmatrie is a Ngarrindjeri woman. An employee of the Education Department in various roles over many years and to date. As a Ngarrindjeri language speaker, she is also the Ngarrindjeri language representative for the Mobile Language Team Aboriginal Policy and Advocacy Committee (MLTAPAC). Importantly, she is a strong supporter of the revival of all Aboriginal languages. Therefore, this role allows her to represent and advocate for positive policy directions for Aboriginal languages and cultural programs at state and federal levels, for her home community along with other Aboriginal language group communities. She is also currently a student at UniSA. Verna will work with Drama SA committee member, Karen Inwood to provide an engaging workshop designed around useful resources teachers can use in their own settings.

Image Description

Tjilbruke narna arra, Tjilbruke Gateway, is a work by artists Sherry Rankine, Margaret Worth and Gavin Malone. Located at Warriparinga, the installation represents the Kaurna people's Tjilbruke Dreaming, telling of his journey south bearing the body of his dead nephew.

Earlier Event: August 3
Stage Combat
Later Event: September 14
Drama South Australia AGM
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