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How I learned through listening to Indigenous voices at Garma

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11th July

Last year I was lucky enough to be invited by NITV to attend the Yothu Yindi Foundation’s Garma Festival in North East Arnhem Land. The festival, which celebrates Indigenous culture and encourages two-way learning, gave me an opportunity to spend a week listening to the issues facing Indigenous consumers and reveling in the rich diversity of Australia’s Indigenous cultures. Here are five things I learned from this amazing experience:

1. The most powerful people aren’t always the ones in suits

Although we heard from both the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader at Garma one of the most powerful and poignant speeches was made by 19 year old Michael Yunupingu. Wearing a blue sports singlet, the grandson of legendary Aboriginal leader and land rights advocate Galarrwuy Yunupingu, spoke powerfully about the challenges his family faced in accessing a private rental in Adelaide. His story of being rejected … Read More »




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How I learned through listening to Indigenous voices at Garma

Last year I was lucky enough to be invited by NITV to attend the Yothu Yindi Foundation’s Garma Festival in North East Arnhem Land. The festival, which...