Strong Voices 12-10-2017

12th Oct 2017

On today's program:

* More from the Kudji Kurali meeting held last weekend in the community of Elliot in the Northern Territory.

Kudij Karrilyi was attended by representatives of the Warlpiri, Jingli, the area of Muckaty, the gulf community of Boroloorla, as well as regional towns of Katherine, Tennant Creek who came toether to share their concerns about fracking..

Today we hear from a collection of old people who have messages for all other country men in the NT. First we hear from Moud-bra man & local to Elliot/Marlija - Raymond Dixon.. We also have Warlpiri elder Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves who is water dreaming.. The next speaker for you is Marnji Napaljarri James, a Warlpiri woman and Aboriginal health worker  The final speaker you will hear today is Jack Green from Boroloorla - Who has a song in language about the mining companies.

* Associate Producer of the First Nations Programming at Sydney Opera House  Travis deVries talks about the importance of keeping East Coast Aboriginal culture strong ahead of the Homeground festival at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt in late November.

* We hear from Professor Sue Kildea from The University of Queensland talking about a  new culturally and clinically safe maternity program which will allow Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander mothers to give birth on country in a safe care environment is being flagged as a model which  can be rolled out Australia wide.

The Birthing On Country program created around  Indigenous knowledge and community control will see a redesigned health service providing 24/7 continuity of midwifery care and birthing in Aboriginal birth centres.

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