Yellaka is an Adelaide based Aboriginal dance and culture group co-founded by Karl Winda Telfer, Senior Kaurna Custodian and his partner Sonia Waters. Yellaka means "Old Wisdom - New Ways". The group are proud of their heritage and foster the transfer of knowledge of the ancient Kaurna aboriginal culture to today's modern youth. Yellaka is led by Karl Winda Telfer and currently has 20 young Aboriginal members, aged 6-16 years. It is a self-sufficent group, that inspires young Aboriginal people to strengthen their culture and identity through the transfer of old knowledge and wisdom, combined with new ways.
All of these cultural products have been handmade by Yellaka members and is a testament to their learnings and pride in their identity and culture.
We harvest 'ininti' seeds (red/orange) from one local tree. Yellaka members have learned the traditional burning techniques; they sit at our spirit fire, and are guided through the process by senior knowledge bearers. Quandong seeds are individually designed and handpainted by Yellaka members. Some of our products also use seeds from local Sheoak 'karko' Trees, all hand-drilled by Yellaka members.
This social enterprise supports young Aboriginal people in their cultural and spiritual renewal. Follow us on Facebook.com/yellaka Photography by Jakirah Telfer, aged 14
These are beautiful keyrings or hang from any bag $19.50 Lots of differant colours and designs in necklaces of bush seeds $75.00 and bracelets $30
Beautiful hangers for your windows, decor and car $25.00