In this ABC Illawarra Radio interview, Aunty Munya talks to Peter Riley about the practices Indigenous people draw on to help them cope with adversity and how these practices can be particularly helpful during lockdown.
Having been brought up to feel deeply connected to Country and her Ancestors, Aunty Munya never feels alone. She also draws on techniques like Dadirri to help her “go with the flow”.
As one of the most resilient and longest surviving cultures on the planet, Aunty Munya believes all Australians can benefit from Indigenous wisdom which she shares through her work at Evolve Communities.
To support you and your employees, we are extending access to our Heal Country – On Demand webinar beyond July. Inspired by this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, we believe the Indigenous concept of Connection to Country has much to offer all Australians at this time.
Some key takeaways shared by our participants include:
- Aunty Munya is an incredibly engaging educator – her warmth shines through even online!
- Understanding Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country. I’m inspired to find out more about the Country I live on.
- Remembering that we are all connected, no matter our heritage or where we now live.
What’s helping you cope? Please share your strategies in the comments below.