The essential first step of informing, engaging with and gaining the support of Kaurna people for Payinthi Kumangka was realised at a Community Forum held of the evening of Friday 1 October in Eliza Hall. The Forum was attended by 25 Senior Kaurna Elders together with Mayor O'Loughlin, Councillors Barnett and Harris, key members of ELT and staff, along with a number of non-Kaurna residents.
Council’s commitment to the Charter, the use of the term Payinthi Kumangka, membership of the Steering Group and the desired initial collective steps are shown in the below resolution from the 24 August 2021 Council Meeting.
City of Prospect acknowledges that we are on the traditional country of the Kaurna people
of the Adelaide Plains region, and we pay our respect to Elders past and present.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships with the land
and we acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.