frank wanganeen, local elder

Day 1, 2:10pm – 2:20pm – Welcome to Country 

Frank Wangutya Wanganeen is a Kaurna / Nurungga Man raised on Point Pearce Mission on the Yorke Peninsular of South Australia. He is passionate about Reconciliation and has been on involved in various committees that deal with Reconciliation, on the Adelaide City Council Reconciliation Committee, Campbelltown Reconciliation Committee, and Salisbury RAP Committee Aboriginal Heritage, Native Title, Social Justice and the Revival of the Kaurna Language Frank also conducts Kaurna Cultural Tours in the Adelaide CBD and surrounding areas where he creates awareness regarding Kaurna Cultural Heritage and raises the awareness about Aboriginal issues. Frank is the 2017 recipient of the Premier’s NAIDOC Award which he received for his contribution and ongoing work in the area of the revival of the Kaurna Languge, Aboriginal Heritage, Native Title, and community engagement.