This week on Eyes and Ears we have an indigenous focus due to National Reconciliation Week.
Sydney Film Festival Film Series from 10 June. Inparticular Neil suggests Our Law a story about the first WA Indigenous run Police Station and Skin of Others, about the complete portrait off the WWI indigenous soldier Douglas Grant.
Mariko took us on a journey about the ABC program which can be seen on iView called Mistry Road.
The Howie Games podcast Number 95 is about the NBA basketball player plays for San Antonio, Texas. It’s a really good podcast because Patty Mills describes his aboriginal Australian indigenous background. His father is from the Torres Strait Thursday Island area and he spent all his life on the water spearfishing a big kid while his mother’s home is Ceduna in South Australia.
Patty spends a lot of time talking about his indigenous background and how culture is important to him and how he carried his culture through with him when he lived in the eastern section of San Francisco bay when he first moved to USA to play basketball.
While in America he has all his indigenous artefacts around his house practices his culture this is to aboriginal music and its appropriate food to his background.
In the first game of the finals in 2014 the coach said to the team do you know what day it is today it’s June 3 and went to tell the Eddie Mabo story to the whole team. Apparently the Saint Antonio spurs really take pride in understanding the cultural background of all the different players.
In fact at one point there is a recording of I think of Patty doing an acknowledgement to country to the local indigenous Indian people in the area. When the spurs went on to win the NBA finals there is footage Patty wearing an aboriginal flag in the celebrations.
The podcast is in two parts and Part I focuses on these aboriginals first nation cultural issues really are quite interesting program and most relevant to this week of National Reconciliation
Then there is the basketball aspect of the program. The San Antonio Spurs won the world Championships in the NBA basketball in 2014 against the Miami Heat.
It’s a really interesting story we’ve had he came from how I got there is a 6 foot tall which is tall from my point of you it’s all compare to the other seven for Glass and he had to work to his trucks because basically the cemetery do against 7 foot tall and three meter wide Giants.