Published on Jan 10, 2018
Tui can only speak for herself. Join her as she gives her perspective on growing up as an Aboriginal person in city and country Western Australia. In her talk, she will share humorous anecdotes which touch on beauty, identity and language. Tui is a UWA Alumni and Aboriginal cultural advisor.
Educated with part-time studies in the school of hard knocks, her list of work experience can be described as a “Jack of all trades” which includes: administrative investigator, observational evidence gatherer, project officer, Indigenous policymaker, artist, carpenter and cocktail maker.
She is also a linguist-in-training and although she is a frustrated linguaphile who speaks only one language fluently, she has a passion for all languages and keeping home languages alive.
As the former Indigenous Literacy Officer at the State Library of Western Australia, she was involved in an early year’s English literacy program for remote West Australian communities. She has also advocated for home language usage. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
7 months ago
There’s alot to digest and, it was a good presentation. I’m surprised to see so many comments that only want to express their pre existing ignorance. In the final analysis so many people clicked onto this video who don’t give a damn how this lady feels about her heritage, but clicked for their chance to express their pre – concieved notions. I hope this lady keeps giving such presentations because I gained some understanding and I’m sure many others did too. I believe there is alot to be learned by listening to other people’s experiences, after all, I already know what I know, so, I’d like to thank this lady for sharing what she knows.
1 year ago
I want to leave a comment; but at this moment I am lost for words; I have too many words floating around in my head and hanging off the tip of my tongue. I am a 73 years old, Arrente, born in Alice Springs. Our humanity!! our voices!!!
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2 months ago
Sad to see how much racism there actually is in Australia. That is something that isn’t on display for the rest of the world and shown in the tourism,..
3 months ago
Stay strong for your land Aboriginal people love from Fiji Island
2 months ago
Thank you for being a proud Aboriginal woman sharing your Culture and language. Your vulnerability and strength is much appreciated.
10 months ago
‘ you speak like a white person’ or ‘ you speak really good english’ one that I always got a lot.
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3 months ago (edited)
Tui, thank you for your story. My 23 yr old daughter Jessica Pannells told me about the aboriginal oral stories and creation myths. My 24 yr old son Jeremiah and 23 yr old daughter love books and knowledge. This is what caused me to start looking for the stories of your people. I am enraptured by your peoples stories. …..much love to your aboriginal people!