“We stand with Stan”

Suzanne Dredge, ABC’s Head of Indigenous News speaks with Koori Radio from the gathering in support of Stan Grant outside ABC’s Ultimo studios.

Blackchat chats with principle of the inspirational Alice Springs school Yipirinya.

Yipirinya students are learning two – ways, keeping languages sand culture strong. Lola Forester catches up with Yipirinya School principal Gavin Morris. The thriving school provides quality education to the children of the Aboriginal families in Alice Springs and surrounds. Yipirinya School is community led and strives to deliver “accessible, relevant, captivating, and inspiring education”. Sixty-Five percent of the school …

Lola Forester chats with Paddy Gibson about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

Lola Forester chats with Paddy Gibson, a Senior Researcher at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research – University Of Technology Sydney (UTS) about the upcoming Referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament. https://www.uts.edu.au/research/jumbunna-institute-indigenous-education-and-research

Children belong in school yards, not in prison cells.

CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Nerita Waight spoke with Lola Forester about The #RaiseTheAge campaign. Organisations and legal, medical and human rights groups came together to form a national campaign to push every single state, territory and federal government to change the laws so that children under 14 cannot be sent to prison. Co-Chair-Letter-to-Vic-Attorney-General-re-Raise-the-Age-2022.pdf (firstpeoplesvic.org) The #RaiseTheAge campaign was …

Interview: Jazzie B joins Munk on Making Tracks

Jazzie B founding member of Landmark UK group Soul ll Soul dropped into Koori Radio on the eve of their sold out Enmore Theatre show. Paying respect to First Nations culture and to our ancestors. The tour features founder members Jazzie B and vocalist Caron Wheeler along with vocalists Charlotte Kelly and Nadine Ceaser. ‘Keep on moving so we can …

Interview: Uncle Badger Bates – Barka: The Forgotten River exhibition.

Lola Forester spoke with Barkandji Elder Uncle Badger Bates about his new exhibition Barka: The Forgotten River that opened at the Australian Museum recently.  Barka: The Forgotten River, brings together works by artist and Barkandji Elder, Uncle Badger Bates and artist Justine Muller. The longest river in Australia at 1,472km, the Barka is under threat and the curators say they want us to …

A new podcast showcases the stories of First Nations peoples living with a disability.

Dunghutti woman June Riemer joined Blackchat today to speak about the Yarning Disability Podcast. June is the Deputy CEO of First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN). She’s worked in the sector for over 40 years, leading and inspiring her team as they navigate the changes in the national disability sector. Yarning Disability is a podcast by The First Peoples Disability Network …

Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre

Christine Robinson and Dixie Link-Gordon from Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre joined Lola Forester on Blackchat with an update on the Aboriginal Women’s Advisory Network.

INTERVIEW: International Women’s day live from Tranby

Lola Forester caught up with the women involved in the Yanalangami: Strong Women, Strong Communities program during a live broadcast on International Women’s Day. The Yanalangami: Strong Women, Strong Communities program seeks to connect, inspire and strengthen Indigenous women’s leadership for themselves, their families and their communities. The program is designed by, for and governed by Indigenous women and directly …

Jimmy Little – A Yorta Yorta Man biography

In this first biography of the man and his music, Jimmy Little: A Yorta Yorta Man tells the incredible story of one of Australia’s most acclaimed Aboriginal pop and country music legends and icons, Jimmy Little. Jimmy’s daughter Frances Peters-Little, tells the full story behind her father’s inspiring ascent to stardom. For his is a story about a pop star …