'Voices of Power' podcast series from AIATSIS speaks to First Nations influence

[by Martin Freckman]

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Dr Hannah McGlade. Image: supplied

AIATSIS has launched its first-ever podcast series, Voices of Power.

 

Produced in association with the Churchill Trust, over six episodes the series explores critical stages in the fight for First Nations rights and self-determination and for meaningful representation in places of power.

 

Indigenous Churchill Fellows from around Australia share their views on the key influences that have shaped Australia’s history and propose what a strong future for First Nations Australians should look like.

 

The series is narrated by legendary singer/songwriter Vic Simms (Bidjigal) and each episode is introduced by AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie (Dunghutti/Biripi). Craig is himself a Churchill Fellow, and in conversations with the Trust it was recognised that there is a cohort of strong Indigenous Churchill Fellows. That formed the genesis of the project and from there AIATSIS drew on such collective and individual knowledge and experiences to put together this podcast series.

 

In the first three episodes, available now, Michelle Deshong, Cara Kirkwood, Parry Agius, Hannah McGlade and Donisha Duff address the topics of standing up for rights, creating new futures with First Nations and leadership models, and the role of treaties and truth-telling.

Listen here

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