Yarning Circle About Caring for Country and Regenerative Practices

Yarning Circle About Caring for Country and Regenerative Practices

Date: June 1, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Online (via Zoom)

Regenerative Songlines Australia is an Indigenous led initiative, working to create continent wide connections and conversations – and catalyse initiatives and learning opportunities – that enable people to Care for Country and build regenerative societies and economies. Through its webinars and events, Regen Songlines offers a unique opportunity for people to connect with Indigenous knowledge holders and learn from Indigenous knowledge systems and practices in Australia.

Join us on 1st June for a Regen Songlines yarning circle, featuring Indigenous leaders from around Australia, as they discuss their current projects and reflect on current issues and regenerative practices in Australia and around the world. Hear about the work being done to increase understanding in Australia about the Aboriginal Relationist Ethos, with Dr Mary Graham. Learn about the many initiatives being carried out in the Kimberley for the Martuwarra River system, as Professor Anne Poelina discusses her publication: ‘A Serpent Stirs’ (you can read the online edition here: https://www.griffithreview.com/editions/creation-stories/). And Tyson Yunkaporta, author of Sand Talk, will share updates about his work, including initiatives within the Indigenous Knowledge Centre he created withi Deakin University.

** All ticket sales directly support the work of Indigenous people in our network **


Dr Mary Graham

Mary grew up in South-East Queensland, and is a Kombu-merri person through her father’s heritage and a Wakka Wakka clan through her mother’s heritage. Mary is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, and a Director of Future Dreaming Australia. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Mary has worked across several government agencies, community organisations and universities. Mary has been a dedicated lecturer with the University of Queensland, teaching Aboriginal history, politics and comparative philosophy. Mary has written and published many prominent works, including – publications in the Aboriginal Encyclopaedia, training modules for Cross Cultural Awareness and a host of academic papers. She is currently working with Dr Michelle Maloney, AELA, on a forthcoming book: “Future Law: tracking the Relationist Ethos’, which explores what Australian society could look like if it was modeled on the Aboriginal relationist ethos.

Professor Anne Poelina

Prof. Anne Poelina is a Nyikina Warrwa (Indigenous Australian) woman in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Poelina is an active Indigenous community leader, human and earth rights advocate, filmmaker and a respected academic researcher, with a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Education, Master of Arts (Indigenous Social Policy) and second PhD  [Martuwarra First Law Multi-Species Justice – Declaration of Interdependence:  Wellbeing of Land, Living Waters, and Indigenous Australian People].

Dr Tyson Yunkaporta

Tyson is an Indigenous scholar who belongs to the Apalech Clan from Far North Queensland, with kin and cultural connections across the continent that inform his work as a wood carver, writer and thinker. He is the founder of the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab at Deakin University and author of the book Sand Talk. His work involves applying an Indigenous lens to complexity science.

MODERATOR – Dr Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and Future Dreaming