Ni! means listen podcast
In this episode, we meet Uncle Walter Eatts. Uncle Walter is the child of a stolen generation mother from the Kimberley and a white father from Busselton. His parents fell in love at Beagle Bay Mission near Broome and fled to Queensland to avoid native welfare.
Uncle Walter grew up not knowing his heritage or culture, as he says - not white, not black, not wanted. But all that changed when he met the love of his life, proud Ballardong Noongar yorga Doolann Leisha Eatts - she not only helped him unlock the secrets of his past, Uncle Walter says she saved his life.
Ni! Means Listen was produced by Community Arts Network in partnership with the City of Perth and with support from the ABC.
Ngaluk Waangkiny | Stories of Resilience
This book is dedicated to the ten courageous, wise and trailblazing Elders who generously shared their life’s journey during this storytelling project.
Their triumphs over adversity, tireless fight for human rights and constant advocacy for respect and recognition leaves a powerful and lasting legacy.
We pay our respects to the Elders who passed during the making of this book and we thank them for gifting their stories so future generations can learn from them, heal and move forward.
This book shares images and vignettes of each of their lives. It serves to complement a series of in-depth podcast interviews featuring each Elder, and a short film documenting their reconciliation journey with the City of Perth.
Their stories, in their words – their legacy. Always was. Always will be. Aboriginal land.
Ngaluk Waangkiny Documentary
Ngaluk Waangkiny follows the journey of a courageous group of Aboriginal Elders living on Whadjuk Noongar boodja as they fight for respect, recognition and acknowledgement from the City of Perth.
Once banned from the city streets, these Elders now have a seat at the Council table and are making decisions that are quite literally changing the face of Boorloo - Perth.
Co-written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and acclaimed Noongar artist Ian Wilkes, this short film is rich with archival vision, personal histories and moments of profound change.