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National Talkblack 031220

We had:

Tishiko King, a young Torres Strait Islander woman and Seed Mob community organiser talking about how Seed Mob is to be first Indigenous youth-led environmental organisation. Up until now, Seed Mob has operated as a program of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Since then, the network has grown to have over 35,000 supporters, including 250 young Indigenous volunteers across the country, and its members are saying now is the right time to become independent.

Ben Pettingill, disability and inclusion expert from Get Skilled Access discussing today being International Day of People with Disability. During the annual celebration of people with disabilities, the 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

Fiona Petersen, The Healing Foundation CEO talking about how identity and culture are the keys to healing, with the release of episode explores what identity means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander well being and discusses how connection to culture plays an essential role in healing for young First Nations people and Stolen Generations descendants.

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