National Talkblack 151220

National Talkblack 151220

We had:

Professor Sandra Harding, James Cook University Vice Chancellor talking about how as part of it’s 50th birthday celebrations, JCU’s Cairns campuses have been given local Indigenous names to acknowledge the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the advancement of the University. JCU’s Smithfield campus has been named Nguma-bada, which means belonging to tomorrow: “Place for tomorrow’s learning, knowledge and wisdom” and the Cairns City campus has been named Bada-jali, which means flowering of the Cocky Apple tree: “Place and time for the new beginnings and growth”, both are from the Yirrgay (Yirrganydji). Terrie-

Anne Hughes, Cultural advisor at DV West discussing the release of a landmark report of the 27th Nov 2020 ‘A different way of doing it: providing domestic violence services during COVID’ by Honorary Professor Lesley Laing of University of Sydney, outlining its response to domestic violence in the pandemic and the outcomes for women and children. DV West is one of Sydney’s largest domestic violence service, and the only fully Aboriginal-staffed shelter in metropolitan Sydney.

Jack Wilkie-Jans, Contemporary Australian artist, curator, journalist and Aboriginal affairs advocate talking about the Cashless Debit Card and catching up with Trev as we approach the end of the year.

Caroline Bradshaw, member of the Dhanggati Languiage Group under the Ngabu Bigayi Aboriginal Corporation continuing her yarn from yesterday about the release of the Dhanggati dictionary.

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