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Awabapod is proudly brought to you by Awabakal, a leading indigenous health and community organisation. Listeners can expect community leaders, sports stars and role models sharing their stories and key messages about how you can look after your health. We'll even throw in a healthy dose of Awabakal humour for good measure.
 
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Rod Smith from Awabakal has a yarn with Ken Weatherall - a man of many talents. A proud descendant of the Muruwari and Kamilaroi Nations of New South Wales, Ken has been a passionate advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education for 17 years working in the NSW Department of Education in many different roles. He's now a Program Facili…
 
How are you? Been in Newcastle for over a year now. How are you settling in and how do you feel about Newcastle? Townsville born. Indigenous Allstars game in Townsville. How’d you feel about that being played there? Your family background is Torres’s strait, Japanese and Malay? Can you explain to me more detail of your family history? Covid. I had …
 
Queenslander boy. Where are you from originally & tell me a little about your family? What was life growing up for you? And did that environment and upbringing create the foundations of Steven Oliver the performer? How did you get into the arts and when did you realise, yeh this is what I want to do? Writing plays, scripts, tv, skits, music, poems …
 
An introduction for Nathan Towney. Where were you born and where did you grow up mostly? What was life growing up for you like? I hear you played a bit of footy when you were young? How’s the PVC role going and how are you handling the COVID situation? With Black Lives Matter happening around the world and in this country. Are you finding any issue…
 
What did you have for breakfast? Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like? What’s your best memory of your childhood? What lead you to a career in professional footy? What does a typical day look like for Connor when you’re training? Who was your role model when you were growing up? What are your thoughts on Aboriginal health and the cha…
 
An interview where Kelvin tells us a little bit about himself, his road to where he is now, and his passion for improving Aboriginal health. Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like? What’s your best memory of your childhood? Who was your role model when you were growing up? What lead you to become the first indigenous Surgeon in Austral…
 
In this episode we explore the below questions through the eyes of our youth, from a political perspective and through the experience of an elder: 1 . What is your feeling and response to the BLM movement with the marches and protest that have happened around this country and around the world so far? 2. Are our young people more empowered now than …
 
Topics covered include: What was your childhood like? What’s your best memory of your childhood? What has been your experience with Mental Health, Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking. What was the point where he decided to become a Ninja warrior? Do you see yourself as a role model for younger indigenous kids? If there was one piece of advice you could give…
 
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