Welcome to Country will be conducted by Jamie Goldsmith and dance group Taikurtinna (which means 'family' in the Kaurna language).
Jamie Goldsmith is a Kaurna Narungga man from the Adelaide Plains and the Yorke Peninsula. His Kaurna name is Ngungana Kartemeru (First Born Kookaburra) Ilyaitpinna (father of Ilya) and he is the only surviving son of Uncle Stevie ‘Gadlabarti’ Goldsmith. Uncle Stevie’s Kaurna Classroom in the KidZone is named in honour of Jamie’s late father; a Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri man from SA, who was a much-loved artist, educator, storyteller and advocate for reconciliation.
Read more about Jamie's community leadership and work HERE.
WOMADelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of country in which the festival is presented and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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