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You'll find this colourful tram hard to miss - it's decorated with contemporary Aboriginal art to mark and support National Reconciliation and NAIDOC weeks.The Kardi Munaintya (Emu Dreaming) design recognises and celebrates the diversity of Aboriginal cultures in South Australia by acknowledging the main Aboriginal nations that are located within the state.
In the design, all of the tram stops are illustrated as circular meeting place symbols and Kardi (emu) footprints are shown moving across the Kaurna/Adelaide landscape. The Kardi is a significant totem animal for the Kaurna people and represents an important part of their living culture.
The tram artwork was produced by local Aboriginal landscape architect and visual artist, Paul Herzich, whose work can also be seen on one of the O-Bahn buses, featuring faces of the local Kaurna community. Another Kaurna artwork of Paul's is on a City Connector bus.
National Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June 2018
National Reconciliation Week is held around Australia every year to learn about and celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The 27 May date marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum, which changed Australia's Constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census; and to allow the Federal Government to make laws for Aboriginal people.
On 3 June 1992, the High Court handed down its landmark Mabo decision that paved the way for Native Title land rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
As one of the largest South Australian departments, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has an opportunity to positively impact the lives of more than 1.7 million people every day as they move across the state and access government services.
This allows DPTI to recognise Aboriginal ownership and culture and promote this through our infrastructure and communication channels.
The annual commitment to design, wrap and launch the Kardi Munaintya tram during National Reconciliation Week is one of the ways to do this.
NAIDOC Week 8 - 15 July 2018NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920's which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
The 2018 NAIDOC Week theme is "Because of her, we can!" This celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made - and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
Their acheivements, their voice, their unwavering passion give us strength and have empowered past generations and paved the way for generations to come.
This article first appeared on adelaidemetro.com.au
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