National Talkblack 050619

National Talkblack 050619

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

Taylah Griffin – Winner of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Student STEM Achievement Award. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and works for Boeing Defence Australia as a Graduate Systems Engineer. She is also the first Indigenous person to graduate with Honours in Electrical and Aerospace Engineering, and the first Indigenous female to graduate with any engineering degree at QUT. To deadly my sister! ?✊??

Edmonton Police in the studio for Whichway Yarning segment – Sponsored by IGA Piccones. With the big game tonight some things to keep in mind you are a role model for your kids in regards to drinking responsibility. Have a good but just be mindful of how much you are consuming. If you are going out make arrangements with a friend to car pool in or Uber/Taxi etc. If your at home enjoying the game be mindful your neighbors might not be footy fans and be aware of the noise your making. Also that RBTs will be out in force tonight and tomorrow on the roads.

Anthony Mundine weighing in on the conversation about the State of Origin game tonight. Mundine who represented the NSW team in 1999, said it was good to see the dynamics of First Nation brothers who are fortunate enough to get a look in within the state teams tonight.

The national anthem is also a heated topic discussion with First Nation players taking a stand and will not be singing it. Mundine’s point of view has always been against the national anthem and what the anthem stands for.

Trendy Trev discussed the amount of ‘Letters to the Editors’ in the papers this week which have said ‘Why use sport as a platform’. Mundine said: “You can use anything as a platform. Sport is a big deal, its entertainment and one of the highest platforms in educating people and making points. And it brings people’s awareness to injustices. It’s a perfect spot.”

Its all about education and educating the public to make it happen. ✊??✊??

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