In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Adam Evens from NIRS & Douglas Smith from NITV we yarn about Invasion Day and what stories are making headlines in First Nations media.
Caption for the photo: Dougals Smith from NITV, Boe Spearim and Adam Evens from NIRS
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Priya Kunjan PhD candidate of political science from the University of Melbourne, Priya’s PhD looks at the use of policing at and circulation of media and political narratives around Aboriginal peoples’ public protest actions focusing on the issue of sovereignty.
Never fear #wildblackwomen are here! Blacker & wilder than ever. Check out Angelina & Chelsea’s 1st Ep of 2020 with sista Karen.
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Amy Thunig host of a new First Nations podcast called Blacademia a podcast of conversations with First People academics, Amy was also one of the main organisers for the Invasion Day 2020 rally in Newcastle.
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Birpai Goori journalist Jack Latimore who is the senior digital editor for online news at NITV. We talk about Invasion Day and hoe the mainstream news outlets coverage.
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Boe Spearim speaks with Brisbane Invasion Day organiser and member of Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance Ruby Wharton. On the 26th of January, over 15 thousand people attended the Brisbane Invasion Day protest.
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/