Jacinta Koolmatrie

Jacinta Koolmatrie is an Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri person. She grew up in Port Augusta, moving to Adelaide to attend university where she obtained both Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Archaeology. Her research has looked at how society has prioritised Western knowledges over Indigenous knowledges and how this has influenced people’s perceptions of Indigenous cultures. Jacinta currently resides on Kaurna Country where she works at the Migration Museum as a Curator of First Nations History and at the South Australian Museum as a collections assistant. Independently she consults on heritage matters including those related to archaeology and museums.