My name is Tjimari Sanderson-Milera. I was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, the traditional land of the Kaurna people.
I am an Aboriginal man from the language groups Kokatha (West Coast) and Narungga (Yorke Peninsula), Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) which are coastal communities in South Australia. I'm also connected with Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges) and have spent a lot of time growing up and being on country with family.
Growing up I have always been heavily involved in my Aboriginal culture through family, dance and art. This was always how I felt connected to my culture and how I continue to connect to my culture.
Sport, especially athletics, has also always been a big part of my life. I have competed and trained at an elite level on the National circuit, and have represented Australia and competed overseas.
i have always wanted to become a leader for the younger generation and give back to the community that gave so much to me. whether that was through sport or any other avenue. This led to the development of Kumarninthi Cultural Education.
The word "Kumarninthi" is the Kaurna word for "Becoming One"
Kumarninthi will allow me to create a space where I can
In doing this, I can create awareness and change mindsets, which can lead us towards a better future.