Black Magic Woman

11/23/2021

Erin Woolford

Season 1, Ep. 75
On episode 75 of the podcast I yarn with my good friend Erin Woolford.Erin is a Kuyani Arrernte woman and multi-award-winning Aboriginal Affairs specialist with 25 years’ experience across the for-purpose, Aboriginal community controlled, corporate, academic, government and professional services sectors working within regional, remote and metropolitan communities.Erin’s specialisation is in community and economic development, policy reform, strategy co-design, development of reconciliation action plans, governance, consultation and negotiations, and leading large transformation projects.A few of Erin’s career achievements include winning theGladys Elphick Regional Award for active contribution to Aboriginal communities and initiating positive change to the lives of others, the PwC Australia Diversity and Inclusion Award for development and implementation of the firms first Elevate RA in 2019 and winner of the SACOME’s Exceptional Woman in South Australian Resources in 2015.What a deadly yarn we had on the deck, surrounded by the lush greenery here at my home on kabi kabi country, Sunshine Coast. Please feel free to share, rate and review! Would love to hear from you! xxRecommendations throughout this episode:https://www.pwc.com.au/indigenous-consulting.htmlWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
11/9/2021

Luke Briscoe

Season 1, Ep. 74
Episode 74 is here! I yarn with the deadly brother, Luke Briscoe. Luke is a proud Kuku-Yalanji man from Daintree in Far Northern Australia and for the past twenty years he has been leading cultural change and organizational transformation across numerous sectors..Luke is an Indigenous Science Educator, Broadcaster and App Developer, he is the CEO and Founder of an award-winning startup, INDIGI LAB. He founded INDIGI LAB to create innovative solutions for social and environmental change through digital culture and he uses his platform to advocate for Indigenous and Environmental Rights. His vision for a sustainable world is one that places First Nations Science and Innovation at the forefront of providing positive solutions to the vast Environmental, Cultural, and Social issues facing Humanity..The INDIGI LAB framework and principles into researching and project planning is guided by the UnitedNation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and The Seventh Generation Principle.We believe that these frameworks support real sustainable approaches to Aboriginal and TorresStrait Islander advancement in sciences and technology..Our yarn was amazing, and we connect on so many different levels. A really deadly interview not to be missed. To give you a taste,I’ll leave you with this quote from Luke –.“Infuseyour life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” - Luke Briscoe.Recommendations throughout this episode:http://www.indigilab.com.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
10/18/2021

Gali Blacher

Season 1, Ep. 73
On episode 73 of the podcast I have an amazing yarn with Gali Blacher. Gali is theCo-founder of a social enterprise called ‘The Good Box’, who helpthousands of Australians experiencing homelessness receive beautiful boxes with firsthand quality items.The boxes are a vehicle to an important conversation which can help some of the most isolated people in society to be more likely to seek and accept assistance. The Good Box also provides school and corporate engagement programs to educate staff and students on the important social issue of homelessness.Gali believes that all human beings deserve an equal chance and that if we all work together, a big difference can be made. With a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Journalism,Gali is a social media guru, a content wiz and an active volunteer for different causes.Listen to our yarn as Gali shares her personal journey and what led her to creating the @thegoodboxenterprise with co-founder Maddy Jones. We highlight some of the preconceived ideas and stigmas about why people experience homelessness in Australia, the amazing work that Good Box does and how you can get involved and help someone in desperate need.Recommendations throughout this episode:https://www.thegoodbox.com.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
10/5/2021

IBA Partnership Series - Adam & Carmel Wooding

Season 1, Ep. 72
This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. On episode 72 of the podcast I yarn to husband and wife duo Adam and Carmel Wooding from Empower Digital, as a part of the partnership series with Indigenous Business Australia.Empower Digital are passionate advocates for small business, offering digital training and support services Australia-wide.Specialising in digital commerce on the Shopify platform, Empower Digital's point of difference is in its name - they work to empower businesses to take control of their own online presence, overcoming barriers and gaining sustainable outcomes for their long-term success.Adam, a proud Yorta Yorta man, along with his wife Carmel love seeing their clients succeed and are honoured to walk with small businesses, seeing them grow and thrive online.We yarn about their affiliation with IBA and what learnings Adam and Carmel have implemented into their business and what impacts they are having. If you’re looking to develop your business ideas and are not sure where to start? This episode is for you! A deadly yarn with a tonne of insight into what IBA can offer you.Recommendations throughout this episode:https://empowerdigital.com.au/https://www.shopify.com.auhttps://iba.gov.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by MundanaraBayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email,info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
9/27/2021

Uncle Danny Morseu

Season 1, Ep. 71
This week, episode 71! I am so very honoured to have met and yarned with Uncle Danny Morseu here at my home, on the Sunshine Coast. Uncle Danny is a Torres Strait Islander man who had a highly decorated national and international basketball career, including competing in two Olympics and one World Championship, and leads many community initiatives.In his younger years, after completing school, he moved to Cairns from the Torres Strait for employment where he played basketball and rugby league for the local teams.It was there when he was discovered by the St Kilda Pumas and he moved to Melbourne to play professionally with St Kilda. From the late 70s, basketball was becoming a popular national sport, and Uncle Danny was one of its heroes in the spotlight. In 1979, Danny was a member of the St Kilda team to win the inaugural National Basketball League (NBL) title, and again in 1980. He played 217 NBL games in total, winning another NBL championship with the Brisbane Bullets in 1987.As the first Indigenous professional basketballer, he left footprints behind for the following generations. He is an uncle of Patty Mills and mentored him and Nathan Jawai during their very successful international careers.He is involved in a number of national and state initiatives as well, including the development of a National Indigenous Basketball Academy.Such a deadly yarn this one! Captured on my balcony, amongst the lush greenery on Kabi Kabi Country. We shared many stories, of basketball, politics, family and yarn about the deadly community initiatives he is a part of today.Recommendations throughout this episode:https://indigenousbasketballaustralia.com/Website: www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
9/20/2021

Corey Tutt

Season 1, Ep. 70
On episode 70 of the podcast I yarn with Corey Tutt. Coreyis a Kamilaroi man from Nowra on the New South Wales south coast. As a kid, he dreamed of becoming a zookeeper and in high school he developed a love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)subjects. But unlike the arts and sport, he found there was little encouragement for Aboriginal people to pursue careers in STEM.In 2018, while working as a research assistant for the University of Sydney, Corey founded DeadlyScience, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide science books and telescopes to remote schools in Australia and connects young Indigenous people with mentors to encourage their participation in STEM subjects. In 2020, Corey was named the NSW Young Australian of the Year, and a Human Rights Hero by the Australian Human Rights Commission.He continues to work tirelessly to send STEM resources to Indigenous communities and show First Nations kids that STEM is for them. The organisation has even attracted international attention, with Corey presenting at Harvard and Oxford universities.We yarn about all of his deadly achievements and contributions to helping Indigenous children and communities in Australia. A really inspirational yarn!Recommendations throughout this episode:www.deadlyscience.org.auOrder now - our new book seriesviahttps://www.australiangeographic.com.au/product/australian-geographic-deadly-science-wild-weather/Out October the 13th The First Scientists Children'sbookhttps://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/the-first-scientists-by-corey-tutt/9781741177527Website:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
8/28/2021

IBA Partnership Series - Melissa Greenwood & Lauren Jarrett

Season 1, Ep. 69
This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. Episode 69 of the podcast is the 5thinstalment of the Indigenous Business Australia series and it’s an absolute pleasure to yarn with mother and daughter duo, Lauren Jarrett and Melissa Greenwood. Melissa and Lauren hail from the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, and Bundjalung tribes of Australia’s East Coast and are the founders of the Australian art business Miimi & Jiinda.Miimi & Jiinda's aim is to create beautiful, unique artworks that connect with the world. They are passionate about painting pieces that reflect their own personal stories and unique journeys as Indigenous women. Their creations endeavour to uplift and inspire our senses, spark conversations, and bring light to important issues. For both mother and daughter, their art has been a powerful medium for healing intergenerational trauma.As proud Gumbaynggirr custodians, Lauren and Melissa love to share their interpretations of Country, which spring from their own personal cultural identities as Aboriginal women. During our amazing yarn, we find out how the IBA Accelerator program helped take Miimi & Jiinda to the next level and some of their valuable takeaways of completing the program. A great insight to their business and personal lives.Recommendations throughout this episode:https://miimiandjiinda.comhttps://iba.gov.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by MundanaraBayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email,info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
8/14/2021

Nathan Martin - CEO Yalagan Group

Season 1, Ep. 68
On Episode 68 of the podcast I yarn with Yuin man Nathan Martin.Nathan’s story simply put is one of a kind – enduring challenges in his life that would deter many in the pursuit of their dreams, his individual determination and values are what make up the very foundation of is company, Yalagan Group.Yalagan – a word from the Yuin nation meaning ‘hard working’ or ‘smart-fellow’ began as a personnel hire and recruitment company, after Nathan saw first-hand the lack of representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the construction projects he worked on in Sydney.Nathan’s vision for the business was to create opportunity for those whomight not find it elsewhere – those, who like himself, were coming out of prison or who had experienced periods of long-term unemployment.In May of 2021 Nathan was announced the winner of Supply Nations Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year at this years Supplier Diversity Awards. A role model for his community and an advocate for Indigenous rights, Nathan inspires many with what he does. Our deadly yarn definitely inspired me and it was an absolute honour to have Nathan on the podcast.Recommendations throughout this episode:https://yalagangroup.comYalagan Group:Facebook-@yalagangroupYalagan Group:LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/company/22338961/admin/Yalagan Registered Training (YRT):Facebook-@yalaganregisteredtrainingYalagan Registered Training (YRT):LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/company/69496028/admin/https://supplynation.org.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
7/17/2021

IBA Partnership Series - Lynda Maybanks

Season 1, Ep. 67
This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future.On episode 67 of the podcast, I interview my fourth guest of the IBA partnership series.I yarn with proudYugarawoman LyndaMaybanks, from Ipswich. Lynda is passionate about improving social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through revivingYugaraculture and restoringYugaracountry with her business,WirrinyahConservation Services.“Wirrinyah” means coming back inYugaralanguage. It represents the ongoing revival ofYugaraways of caring for country.Wirrinyahfocuses on working with businesses, Government and landowners in Southeast Queensland to restore our natural areas, conserve our native species and protect Aboriginal cultural heritage sites for the enjoyment of all Australians.Lynda believes that current conservation efforts can benefit from traditional knowledge by having people with connection to country involved in projects. “I believe that business ownership can enable self-determination and improve social and economic outcomes for our people. My businessWirrinyahPty Ltd brings all of these beliefs together.”We find out howWirrinyahConservation Services came about, what role IBA played in that and how IBA supported Lynda on her business journey.A really good listenthat tiesinperfectly with our2021NAIDOC theme ‘Heal Country’.Episode 67 drops tomorrow!Recommendations throughout this episode:http://www.wirrinyah.com.auhttps://iba.gov.au/Website:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted byMundanaraBayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanarais guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email,info@blackmagicwoman.com.au