Wild Black Women emcee The UQ NAIDOC Music Culture Art Festival.
The event was held at UQ St Lucia Campus in Brisbane on the 2nd of August 2018.
This year’s theme; “Because of her, we can” was celebrated with talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers, artists and dancers. Head line act Baker boy from the Yolungu tribe continues to gain many fans.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Karrina Nolan who is Yorta Yorta and the director of Original Power a small community-focused organisation that aims to build the power of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through collective action.
Over the past 15 years Karrina has been involved in supporting First Nations people in different parts of the country fight for the protection of their lands and water, in the Northern Territory against the dumping of used uranium and recently against the now lifted moratorium on Fracking in the NT she is also supporting traditional owner in Qld fight against mining giant Adani.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Latoya Aroha Hohepa who is a Wiradjuri and Māori Woman residing on stolen Kaurna country (Adelaide), the 26th of September marks two years since Latoya and her family lost older brother Wayne “Fella” Morrison in Prison Custody at Yatala Prison in South Australia.
Two years on and the family is still seeking justice and the people involved in Wayne’s death are held accountable, Latoya also spoke about how the family has dealt with this over the last two years.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Amnesty International Advocates – Tammy Solonec & Belinda Lowe about the need to raise the age of incarcerating young people in Australia, at the moment Australia is one of a few country around the world that still lock up young people at the age of 10.
Also on the discussion panel are Academics -Professor Chris Cunneen, Dr Janet Hammill & Uncle Randal Ross who runs Red Dust Healing.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe spoke with some mob from Palm Island Mayor Alf Lacey and Aunty Jennifer Ketchell about 100 years of Palm Island.
Both Mayor Lacey and Aunty Jennifer are down with a large group of people from Palm Island that include elders, young people and some traditional dancers who have an exhibition at the Queensland State Library opening on Saturday the 22nd of September. The exhibition showcases the transformation of Palm Island the people and polices that have shaped the Island.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Marni Tuala who is a proud Bundjalung and Wonnarua woman who grew up in Far Northern NSW.
Marni Tuala is a mother of five jarjums, Marni changed career paths from Law to Midwifery in 2013. Without looking back on her career change Marni has been appointed the New South Wales Director and Deputy President of (CATSINaM) Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Marbuck Speedy – Duroux, Gavin Walker family members to the Bowraville children who was murdered in the 1990s and David Shoebridge Greens Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, we talked about the New South Wales high court’s decision to reject the families bid to try man over the murder of the three Aboriginal children in the 1990s in Bowraville NSW.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Kagun Fogarty about the work he does with school children.
We talk about education and how he adapts cultural learnings in to helping improve learning in schools. For some of the kids in the workshop Kagun mixes mathematics and science in his teachings and talks about how Aboriginal people have been practicing this for over 60 thousand years.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Rhianna Patrick a proud Torres Strait Islander woman who has over 20 years of experience in radio.
Rhianna started in radio at 989fm in 2008 while studying a Bachelor of the Arts with a double major in Journalism at the University of Queensland, Rhianna’s work has taken her all over the East Coast working in rural areas as well as cities hosting shows to news reader. Rhianna is now based in Brisbane hosting her own show on ABC every Sunday evening.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Amanda Hayman and Troy Casey from Blaklash Projects, an Indigenous business specialising in cultural events and creative projects.