Listening to Canberra Voices

Sacred Connections

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In this episode of Listening to Canberra Voices, we talk to Casey O’Neil, a First Nations student here at the University of Canberra. She shares her experiences as a Larrakia woman growing up in Ngunnawal Country as well as her own. Casey describes some of her favourite sacred sites, what makes them sacred and their importance to First Nations peoples. She talks about the impact they have on Indigenous identities and their connection to the sacred sites within both traditional and non-traditional landscapes. Some of these sites, particularly Uluru, are under threat from tourism and gas projects. Casey explains some of these issues and why the protection of sacred sites is an important part of First Nation peoples’ initiatives and ways of life in order to preserve their culture.

Listening to Canberra Voices
Listening to Canberra Voices
Sacred Connections
Episode creators

Producer: Casey O’Neil

Host: Grace Dudley

Recordist: Alex Thorpe

Recordist: Angus Clark

Audio attribution

Chaƫl. Sparks.

Kangaroovindaloo. Sounds of the Australian Bush.

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