Basketball South Australia acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of this land that we live and play on. We recognise that this land always was and always will be Aboriginal land and we pay our respects to elders, past, present and emerging.
This page was authored in collaboration with South Australian First Nations Athlete, Renai Fejo.
OUR FIRST NATIONS
2023 NBL1 CENTRAL INDIGENOUS PLAYER MAP
The 2023 NBL1 Central Indigenous Player map was created by South Australian, First Nations Athlete, Renai Fejo in collaboration with Basketball South Australia. The purpose of the map is to recognise our First Nations Athletes in the NBL1 Central Conference.
What does NAIDOC AND this years NAIDOC theme ' For Our Elders' mean to YOU?
DANIEL FEJO, WOODVILLE
NAIDOC week is an opportunity for all to come together and educate ourselves on how we can move forward positively.
ASHALEA PERRY, WOODVILLE
It means a lot to me being a First Nations athlete. I get to meet and make long-lasting connections and relationships with other athletes. It means that I get to express myself and my culture through the thing I love to do most, playing basketball. Most of all it makes me proud to be who I am.
CHLOE PURVIS, WOODVILLE
To me, NAIDOC week is a celebration of our culture and an opportunity to show others how strong that culture still is. It also celebrates all those who have driven change in the past and those who are continuing to try and make a change in the present.
TRASEN-PICKET SMITH, WOODVILLE
NAIDOC WEEK FOR ME MEANS TO CELEBRATE MY CULTURE AND RECOGNISE THE HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLE.
RENAI FEJO, CENTRAL DISTRICTS
They have set the path for us. They have endured a lot over time, they guide us, they protect us. They tell us the stories about life and show us how to survive.
EVEI KLEINING, CENTRAL DISTRICTS
To me the theme “For Our Elders” recognises what our community are doing today and how our elders are our biggest drive to keep culture alive. It acknowledges what they did for us, and all we do for them.
JASMIN FEJO, WEST ADELAIDE
I Get to walk around being proud of where we come from n having our Culture celebrated and recognised. Being able to be someone the next generation looks up to.
FABIAN JOHNSON, SOUTHERN
NAIDOC Week to me is about reconciliation, recognising all the different indigenous groups/tribes, the language, our history, the next generation and our elders past present and emerging.
LATISHA WILSON, NORTH ADELAIDE
NAIDOC to me is a time where we can come together, connect and communicate about our past, present and ways we can improve our future.
ALLY WILSON, NORWOOD
For our Elders means to do it for the generations before us that helped pave the way and create the opportunities we are now given. It’s to make our elders and ancestors proud of the people we are today.