Image courtesy of Peter Barnes, DEWNR
The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA) is the peak regional organisation of the Ngarrindjeri. We represent communities and organisations that currently make up the Ngarrindjeri Nation and the individual Native Title claimants of the Ngarrindjeri and Others Native Title Claim.
Our Vision for Country
Our Lands, Our Waters, Our People, All Living Things are connected. We implore people to respect our Ruwe (Country) as it was created in the Kaldowinyeri (the Creation). We long for sparkling, clean waters, healthy land and people and all living things. We long for the Yarluwar-Ruwe (Sea Country) of our anscestors. Our vision is all people Caring, Sharing, Knowing and Respecting the lands, the waters and all living things.
For our people, children and descendants to be healthy and to enjoy our healthy lands and waters
To see our lands and waters healthy and spiritually alive
For all our people to benefit from our equity in our lands and waters
To see our closest friends – our Ngartjis (special animals) – healthy and spiritually alive
For our people to continue to occupy and benefit from our lands and waters
To see all people respecting our laws and living in harmony with our lands and waters
The Ngarrindjeri flag, designed by Matt Rigney, was first flown on Sunday 21 November, 1999, at Kumarangk (Hindmarsh Island). Today the flag remains as a symbol of the unified Ngarrindjeri heritage.
The 18 dots represent the 18 Laklinyeris (tribes) that make up the Ngarrindjeri Nation
The spears represent the traditional fishing spears of the Ngarrindjeri
The Boomerang is the Sacred Boomerang that when thrown, circles the Laklinyeris informing their clan
leaders to attend a National Meeting called Tendi (Tendi made and interpreted Ngarrindjeri Law)
The Blue colour represents the waters which surround Ngarrindjeri country
The Sun is the giver of life
The Ochre colour of the Boomerang represents our Mother – Mother Earth