In this episode, we welcome Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta, an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who is a member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland, Australia. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Tyson is the author of Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World. He looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?
In our conversation with Tyson we covered many things we can be inspired by and learn from indigenous cultures. Like yarning, the role elders has as knowledge keepers, what relationship they have to nature, the role that stories and songlines play, and what right and wrong story is.