Founded by Tjimari Sanderson-Milera an Aboriginal man from the language groups Kokatha (West Coast), Narungga (Yorke Peninsula), Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) which are coastal communities in South Australia and Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges) where he has spent a lot of time growing up and being on country with family.
Growing up Tjimari has always been heavily involved in his culture through family, dance and art. This is how he is always connected to culture and how he continues to connect to culture today.
Something he always noticed when he went through the Australian Education system, was no one was never learning anything about his own culture. Everyone was always learning about other countries and learning their language. When it came to Aboriginal culture it was never being taught, it was never spoken about how we have a culture that dates back 100,000 years, right here in Australia. It was never taught properly on how Australia was founded and built and how it was ACTUALLY invaded.
Over years of working other jobs through corporate organisations, living in other states and experiencing the world, it became clear how broken and disconnected this country is. The unfortunate divide in society, experienced by many, can be changed for future generations, starting with the kids of today.
Starting with education.
This is what led to the development of Kumarninthi Cultural Education.
The word "Kumarninthi" is from the Kaurna language group,
meaning "Becoming One".
This is our mission at Kumarninthi.
We work towards this mission by delivering Cultural education sessions, art workshops, mural paintings and Cultural tours within the schooling system and the wider community.
We are creating awareness, new learnings, shifts in perceptions, while sharing the Aboriginal culture and rich history of over 100,000 years that comes with it.
Education starts with the children of today.
We are working towards a better future,
of Becoming One.