Sandtalks with Tyson Yunkaporta & Veronica Perrurle Dobson.
Event Date: 21 February 2020
Event Time: 7.00pm
Event Location: Oorala Aboriginal Centre, Booloominbah Drive, UNE 2351, Armidale
This will be an exceptional evening of learning from a remarkable man and an exceptional woman.
Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. Tyson is an author and works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne.
Tyson will be discussing his teachings from his book Sandtalks. Sandtalks covers everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schrödinger’s cat.
Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?
Most of all it’s about Indigenous thinking, and how it can save the world.
Veronica Perrurle Dobson AM is an Australian Aboriginal Eastern Arrernte woman, from the Alice Springs area who is highly respected for her cultural and linguistic knowledge. She is an interpreter and teacher of the Arrernte language, an Arrernte elder and traditional owner, author, linguist, naturalist and ecologist. She was instrumental in establishing Eastern Arrernte as a written language.
This is a unique event that will allow the intimate group of attendees to go on a journey with a unique perspective of how we see the world. You will leave with a new understanding of this beautiful world and an in depth appreciation of the wisdom that is rife in Indigenous culture.