Tyson Yunkaporta and Thomas Mayor: Indigenous knowledges and thinking

Next date: Sunday, 22 November 2020 | 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

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Writers Tyson Yunkaporta (Sand Talk: How Indigenous thinking can help save the world) and Thomas Mayor (Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth) discuss Indigenous knowledges and what they can teach us. With Shelley Ware.

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. Tyson’s book Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World provides a template for living. It’s about how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world and finding different ways to look at things. Most of all it’s about Indigenous thinking, and how it can save the world.

Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. As he gained the skills of negotiation and organising in the union movement, he applied those skills to advancing the rights of Indigenous peoples, becoming a signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and a tireless campaigner. Following the Uluru Convention, Thomas embarked on an eighteen-month journey around the country to garner support for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations voice, and a Makarrata Commission for truth-telling and agreement-making or treaties. Thomas’s journey continues, both in person and through the pages of his book; Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth.

  • Sand Talk: How Indigenous thinking can help save the world is available in print and as an eBook.
  • Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth is available in print and as an eBook.
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This event will be presented via Zoom. To join you will need an internet-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone. The video link will be sent to the email address you registered with one hour prior to the start of the session. 

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When

  • Sunday, 22 November 2020 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Location

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