In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with the CEO of Firesticks Alliance Oliver Costello from the Bundjalung nation, on the 9th of January Firesticks Alliance launched a fundraiser campaign called ‘’ Empower Firesticks Practitioners to restore cultural fire” we also talked about the fires in New South Wales and Victoria.
ENGAGE with Firesticks at: www.firesticks.org.au
DONATE to our campaign: https://chuffed.org/project/firesticks-alliance
FOLLOW on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firesticksalliance/
CONNECT on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firesticks.alliance.network/
WATCH the Living Knowledge Place films: https://vimeo.com/user12381768
LISTEN to Right Country – Right Fire podcasts: https://www.firesticks.org.au/podcasts/
SEE the film and report from 2018 NIFW: http://www.firesticks.org.au/bundanon-2018/
JOIN the FIRESTICKS ALLIANCE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3MJBWMZ
ENGAGE our services: https://www.firesticks.org.au/community/alliance/engage-with-the-alliance/
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Neil Morris Musician from hip-hop project DRMNOW based in Melbourne. On Thursday the 2nd of January, Neil started an online fundraiser with GoFundMe that would support Aboriginal Communities in New South Wales, and Victoria affected Fires that have been raging for the last six weeks. To date, the Fundraiser has raised $624,269 on its way to goal amount $1,000,000.
Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Jackson Brown from the Yuin people located in the South Coast of NSW, for the past six weeks parts of New South Wales and Victoria have been burning out of control. Jackson is a member of the NSW Rural Fire Service Wreck Bay Brigade and has been fighting fires and juggling family life and working as an interstate truck driver.
Fighting Fires with the NSW Rural Fire Service Wreck Bay Brigade.
Get your votes in before the 12th of January 2020!
That’s right, it’s not over yet! You can still select your favourite songs from the Original 100 Playlist, as voting now closes Sunday, 12th January 2020.
Results of the most voted track will be released on Invasion Day, 26th January.
Dan Rennie, Larrakia man, and 98.9FM’s Station Manager explained the meaning of the 26th for our mob during Let’s Talk in December 2019…
“…On that day for our mob, what we do is typically gather with friends, family, march [and] go out in solidarity [and] show your support, but also to listen to the songs that have been in the background all these years… The songs of protest, the songs of struggle and survival and stopping and pausing and remembering the true history of this country.”
Initially, the Original 100 playlist was simply a list of significant songs about the lived experiences of our mob, chosen by 98.9fm staff to commemorate the 26th as a day of survival. Dan Rennie gave further insight into the origins.
“I think we were brainstorming in about November to get it happening and I think by early December we had the framework in place – and people like yourself Boe [and] Kaava Watson doing a whole lot of stuff in the background… Chris Graham was very helpful in getting that going and of course all the staff who chipped in with the initial list.”
“It was pretty exciting to see the first list come about and you know as we shortened it last year, we opened it up to the public and the response was HUGE!”
Now in its’ third year, the Original 100 continues to gain traction, gathering nearly 200 votes and counting!
Vote now while there’s still time by clicking VOTE HERE
Tune in from 10AM on the 26th Jan to hear the most voted song for 2020! Hmm… Who could it be?
Listen to the full interview on Let’s Talk here: https://989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/letstalk-dan-rennie-clay-cassar-daley-lizzie-orley/
The biggest wildest Black women moments of 2019. Too deadly my sista Rochelle Jungalungin Pitt joined Chelsea and Angelina for the end of year shouts outs. #ItsTooStrongForYouKaren
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim is joined live in the studio with Station Manager Dan Rennie, Breaky show host Clay Cassar-Daley and Lizzie Orley host of the Murri Hour and DC Radio. We yarn about The Original 100 and what these songs mean our people.
2019-12-19 Let’s Talk live in the studio with Boe Spearim, Lizzie Orley, Clay Cassar-Daley and Dan Rennie.
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks Dan Kelly, who is a founding member of Australian Lawyers for Remote Aboriginal Rights and leads ALRAR’s legal advocacy work. Since 2016 Dan and ALRAR have been supporting Remote Indigenous communities with legal advice and representation in court.
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim and host of Murri Hour and DC radio Lizzie Orley attended Deadly Hearts down on the Gold Coast at Home of The Arts (HOTA). Deadly Hearts is an album to celebrate music, culture & identity, also Iconic songs re-imagined by Australia’s best young Indigenous artists. Boe and Lizzie spoke with Uncle Archie Roach, Steph Tisdell and Kinship Collective.
Wild Black Women Countdown for 2019- Top 10.
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Dr Marlene Longbottom a Yuin woman, from Roseby Park mission in (Jerrinja) NSW and is the current Aboriginal Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Australian Health Services Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. On the show we talk about the shared colonial history we have with native people of Hawaii, we also talk about Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Woman in Australia.