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How Indigenous Wisdom Can Save the World with Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta

Season 3, Ep. 66

Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta is the author of Sand Talks: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World and lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. In this conversation Dawna talks to Dr. Yunkaporta about complexity, diversity, the structure of commerce, the butterfly effect of Dutch explorers landing at Cape York; and that's just to get started. The source of trauma, role of authority, distributed cognition and more in an engaging exchange that we hope you'll find interesting. Dr. Yunkaporta is from the Apalech clan in Western Cape York, Northern Queensland. Sand Talks is available now through online booksellers.

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