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This category covers a wide range of key words and phrases, but basically features EarthSayers who emphasize the importance of consciousness, being awake and aware and in this context, acknowledging the interconnectedness of all beings and acting accordingly with intelligence and compassion. Keywords included in this category range from spirituality and religion to consumerism and conservation. Stories and myths that reflect our beliefs and attitudes will also be found in this special collection.

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Sand Talk with Tyson Yunkaporta

How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World.

Can Aboriginal perspectives provide us the paradigm shift we need now? As an indigenous person, University Senior Lecturer Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, tied to the natural and spiritual world. In considering how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation, he raises important questions. 

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who is a member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. He lives in Melbourne.  

EarthSayers Marianne Pestana; Tyson Yunkaporta

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