The Arabana people, traditional owners of Lake Eyre and surrounding country, have started the process to have the lake’s traditonal name officially recognised. Earlier this year the Arabana people were granted Native Title over Lake Eyre and its surrounds. Officially changing the name back to Kati Thanda will aid in the healing process and strengthen identities of tradiational owners, and contribute towards reconciliation says Aaron Stuart, chairman of Arabana. The name change is facing opposition from federal MP Rown Ramsey who doesn’t believe a name change can “contribute much to the overall cause of Indigenous Australia”. The decision ultimately rests with the Geographical Names Board.