National Talkblack 031219

National Talkblack 031219

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

Aaron Smith – Editor – Cape and Torres News – Catch Up. Dance Rites was held down in Sydney and a Murray Island dance team took out the ‘Wild Card’ with their ‘Fire’ dance which is not usually performed to the public, so a special treat. Other yarns: border force fast response boats.

Michelle Maloney – National Convenor – Australian Earth Laws Alliance. Churches have legal rights in Australia. Why not sacred trees? With work resuming on widening the Western Highway near Ararat, Victoria, which will destroy thousands of trees. What do the rights of nature have and who speaks for them?

Wayne Thorpe – Cultural Program Officer – A five-day Gunaikurnai Cultural Festival was hosted over the weekend with the five clan groups performing with more than 60 dancers. It was important for healing and teaching young people to be proud of their Aboriginal heritage as well recognising what we have achieved as a community.

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We would also like to thank the Community Broadcasting Foundation and National Indigenous Australians Agency for their support here at BBM 98.7FM