Djab Wurrung woman Sissy Austin reacts to the controversial decision to cut down a 300 year old sacred tree in order to go ahead with Victorian government’s Western Highway duplication project in the state’s western district.
It has been 862 days since the establishment of the Djab Wurrung heritage protection embassy to protect sacred trees scattered along a twelve kilometer stretch. There have been 50 arrests made so far with Sissy expressing disbelief and sadness in response to the decision.
In the second half of the show, mother-daughter due Alisa Jane, and Aunty Sonia Carmicheal speak about how they use the country to create art and revive the culture. Aunty Sonia talks about how the weaving was used to heal during her cancer treatment and both share what country means to them both