100+ Q&A: Week 7

Q19. Was there any barter or trading between different Aboriginal people?
Q20. Wasn’t Aboriginal society pretty barbaric and controlled by harsh punishments?
Q21. Are any charities or non-profits helpful for Aboriginal people? Or are they generally doing more harm than good?

Coronavirus 12-15: Why are Balanda so frightened of this virus?

This series of 4 podcasts looks at some of the European history of disease, including the meaning behind the children’s song(line) ‘Ring a Ring a Rosie’. It also explores what happened when Balanda left their villages/estates and moved into big cities. The final program discusses how germs were first discovered.

100+ Q&A: Week 6

Q16. Are Aboriginal people bad at school because they didn’t have their own education system traditionally?
Q17. How do you achieve education and capacity building with individuals and families in Aboriginal communities?
Q18. Why won’t Aboriginal kids go to school? How can they expect to get ahead?

100+ Q&A: Week 5

Q13. What is the Yolŋu concept of illness and disease?
Q14. Why do many remote Aboriginal people eat such poor food that affects their health? How can this be changed?
Q15. What’s your opinion on how long consultation should taken when government or corporations are working with Aboriginal people?

Coronavirus 5-7: Where did it come from?

Here are 4 important education programs about the Coronavirus. These programs are primarily in Yolŋu Matha and are available with English subtitles. This is perfect for English speaking people involved with Yolŋu so you can listen together and have an informed conversation. These programs…

Navigating COVID-19 when you don’t understand English

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     24:03:2020   Aboriginal communities in North-East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory are urgently looking for information about COVID-19 in a language they can understand. Thousands of Yolngu people in this region speak English as…

Coronavirus 1-4: Introduction to Coronavirus

Here are 4 important education programs about the Coronavirus. These programs are primarily in Yolŋu Matha and are available with English subtitles. This is perfect for English speaking people involved with Yolŋu so you can listen together and have an informed…

100+ Q&A: Week 4

Q10. After all the millions of dollars spent on Aboriginal health and education why haven’t the problems facing Indigenous people today been solved?
Q11. Aren’t Aboriginal languages very basic, with no real grammar system?
Q.12. Weren’t Aborginal people just hunter gatherers, wandering around to find food?

100+ Q&A: Week 3

Q7. “I know that a lot of really terrible things happened, but how many times do we have to say sorry to Aboriginal people?”.
Q.8 “What advice would you give to a mainstream teacher who is working with English second language people like Yolngu? ” Part 1
Q.9 “What advice would you give to a mainstream teacher who is working with English second language people like Yolngu? ” Part 2