National Talkblack 020719

National Talkblack 020719

On todays National Talkblack via NIRS – NIRS – National Indigenous Radio Service we had:

Aaron Smith Editor from Torres News for our weekly catch up. Yarns this week: Island of Origin great weekend of footy with a round robin of six sides battling it out on Badu Island. Had some talks with the new fire station officer who has concerns with the extended wet now turning things around the community brown. It can be potential for something to happen with big winds and dry weather to spark a fire. Paulene Hanson made a trip up the PDR and than to the Torres Strait. She went to Poruma which is currently the most affected island by Climate Change.

Kenny Bedford – Director of My Pathway – For NAIDOC week this week. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander champions come together at the Cairns Pullman International to share their insights and perspectives on the importance of the Uluru Statement from Heart and the opportunity the Statement presents to all Australians.

Deb Netuschil – One of the volunteers who worked for four years to revive the language. An Aboriginal language that only three years ago was considered ‘virtually extinct’ now has a recorded vocabulary of more than 1,000 words and its own translation of the classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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