Young nipaluna Episode #2 Kartanya Maynard

In this episode of Young nipaluna, Nunami talks to Kartanya Maynard, who talks to us about her roots as a singer and performing at the putalina Aboriginal festival every year, about her time at the conservatorium of music at the University of Tasmania and her acting debut as part of the Bleeding Tree at the Theatre Royal. She also walked us through her next moves and her new journey into poetry. Kartanya tells us why language is so important to her and expresses the necessity of Aboriginal land ownership and management. We explore the linkages between healthy country and healthy people and the need for Aboriginal people to be more visible and represented in our city.

Young nipaluna is a series of podcasts featuring the stories of young Aboriginal people across Hobart. This series gives these inspiring young people an opportunity to share their experiences of this city as well as their thoughts on NAIDOC week and this year’s theme ‘Heal Country’.

Contributors to these podcasts include young Aboriginal people living, studying and working in the city and their stories highlight the importance of community gatherings, language revival and use, the need to amplify the younger generation’s voice and the necessity of Aboriginal land control and ownership.

Podcast presented by Nunami Sculthorpe-Green, on behalf of the City of Hobart’s Youth Arts and Recreation Centre in partnership with ABC Radio Hobart.

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