Sound On: Bond University's 2019 NAIDOC Week podcast exploring Voice, Treaty, Truth

July 9, 2019

Bond University has produced a three-part podcast series to celebrate the 2019 NAIDOC Week theme of Voice, Treaty, Truth.

Hosted by Bond student and Torres Strait Islander woman, Jondayah Martin, the podcasts dive into the truths of the past to explore ways Australians can move forward together towards a better future. 

As the oldest surviving culture on Earth, Australia’s Indigenous voice has a history that spans more than 65,000 years. The sharing of stories, languages and traditions passed down between generations is helping to preserve the culture of Australia's First Nations people. 

Sound On: The power of voice with Jeremy Donovan

In part one of the NAIDOC Week podcast series, Jondayah speaks with artist, advocate and Bond University ambassador Jeremy Donovan.

Jeremy has made a career of using his voice to inspire and connect people from all over the world, but the journey to that success wasn’t always easy.

Sound On: Talking treaty with Bethany Allen

Australia is one of the few liberal democracies in the world without a treaty or formal arrangement with its Indigenous people.

In part two of the podcast series, Jondayah caught up with Bond University law graduate Bethany Allen to unpack what it means when we speak about treaty and to discuss the implications of a treaty in Australia. 

Sound on: Learning from truth with Aunty Joyce Summers

Truth is at the heart of all conversations about NAIDOC Week and reconciliation.

In the third and final part of the podcast series Jondayah speaks with respected local elder, Aunty Joyce Summers, to learn about her truth and why she believes, to move forward together, we must first acknowledge our collective and historical truth.