National Talkblack 170919

National Talkblack 170919

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

Mark Isaacs a refugee advocate, activist and acclaimed author who travelled to Afghanistan in 2016 as part of a small team of volunteer researchers, sent by the Edmund Rice Centre, to report on the safety of rejected asylum seekers deported by the Australian government. An interesting conversation about refugees and the connection with our First Nation peoples and the attitudes towards them.

Craig Ritchie CEO of AIATSIS – Giving us an update on some of the major projects at the moment. Return of Cultural Heritage Project – during 2020, Australia will be marking the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to the east coast of Australia. This anniversary also marks the start of a process of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage being removed overseas. AIATSIS believes that as we approach this anniversary every effort needs to be made to secure return of items of Indigenous cultural heritage to Australia. Indigenous Languages Dictionaries project. This project aims to resource, fund and publish 20 Indigenous language dictionaries over the next few years.

Steph Tisdell – Catching up with on her success’ this year with comedy and how that’s breaking down barriers and educating people in a humorous way. She is currently overseas at the moment doing comedy shows with those deadly brothers Kevin Kropinyeri and Andy Saunders. We hope to catch up with them all when they return back to Australia.

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