The purpose of The Tribal Expertise Facility (TEF) and KULA-TIND-JERI is to provide a service that allows Tribal and non-Tribal peoples to gain an understanding of the history and knowledges of the local Tribes with a focus on community capacity building through cultural sharing.
We provide the opportunity to spend time with local Tribal peoples including youth, elders, women and men and experience a day in their lives discussing cultural capacity.
We hope to allow customers to experience first-hand knowledge on the environment, discuss the protection our ancestor’s estates, rediscover the life of the Original peoples through tourism, learn a lost and forgotten language, feel our spiritual connection to Country and self and in general discuss with like-minded people, our world.
By learning from a local Tribal group on the customs, laws, foods, medicines and other knowledges the customer will partake in a day in the life and share information to build ideas and develop two-way learnings.
There are nine (9) areas of individual business growth that makes up our value proposition.
Our structures are from the old ways of sharing and caring for Country, self and our relatives (all our people).
They demonstrate ancient ways of caring for our Ngartji and how by looking after our Ngartji we look after our environment.
They show the importance of our women and young girls.
They show that our men and young boys have a purpose and a role.
They show why we have to respect our ancestors estates.
They show why we must understand self and knowing Country, language and cultural rights and responsibilities.
This initiative is to be outsourced initially and developed by Tribal women and young girls and is nurturing component of the business.
This business arm is the environmental focus of caring for our lands, water and cosmology. There are many focusses to discuss with two examples being carbon management and the other to protect the environment.
One of the most if not the most important cog in the business spoke is the respect that must be given to our ancestors estates that sit in museums and private collections throughout the world.
We as a business must honour the past before we think of the future for as Tribal peoples our past is in ingrained in the future.
This is the shape changing aspect of the business as we get to share culture and history as our forebearers did in a cultural setting through tourism of various lengths from ½ day to daytrippers to longer negotiated experiences.
This future changing visionary arm is for the way forward where our youth create the journey for cultural Tribalism in a new world.
Our men and boys programme will provide guidance and a rite of passage that is culturally based to protect our men and boys from losing our identity and restoring lost knowledge.
One of the most important initiatives is the research arm where we strengthen what is innately within our people through research of who we are as Tribal peoples.
Our original languages have all but been lost and forgotten. It is time to revitalise the pure essence of what it is to an Original Tribal person of southern South Australia through language.
Our Ngartji is our friend, our totem and our guides through life. They speak to us; they develop us and are our relatives for life.
Our Ngartji comes in the form of animals, plants and our spiritual dreaming and we must protect and abide by our Ngartjis needs.
Our mantra is focussed on cultural heritage and knowledges from a local southern South Australian Tribal perspective.
By learning from a local Tribal group on the customs, laws, foods, medicines and other knowledges the customer will partake in ‘a day in the life’ and share information to build a platform of ideas as a way to develop two-way learnings.
This will be done through tourism from Daytrippa through to longer negotiated tours with Tribal knowledge holders who are elders, men, women and youth and with knowledge of language, the respecting estates model, the environment and research.
Through this opportunity of engaging with like-minded people we have respected original peoples that are waiting to share our ancient cultural information which is combined with a new way of thinking. Together we can make a change by understanding how the empowerment of communities will lead to a far better approach.