We are committed to journey with local Kaurna people, to learn of their culture and their struggles. We will work towards better recognition in our community of Kaurna people. We will also maintain our relationship with Ngarrindjeri people and be sensitive to other issues relating to Aboriginal people. We will seek opportunities to support the Blackwood Reconciliation Group.

Joint Kaurna/BUC Working Group at the Blackwood Uniting Church

Joint Kaurna/BUC Working Group at the Blackwood Uniting Church

We meet occasionally with representatives of the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre to explore how we might journey together in solidarity. Our main project is to identify appropriate words, symbols or artwork for display on the BUC building or grounds which will publically recognise the Kaurna people as the original custodians of the land on which we meet. Through this collaboration we hope to increase our understanding of the journey which the Kaurna people have been on, before and since the coming of European settlers, and our sensitivity to the current issues and concerns of the Kaurna people.

We encourage all members of BUC to participate in various open days and cultural celebrations/events held at the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre at Warriparinga in the Laffers Triangle, off Sturt Road.

Please contact Ewan Hazeldine for more information on how you can participate in our journey with Aboriginal people.