Acclaimed Festival guests discuss Indigenous participation in social media, and the art that comes from it. Panellists examine the poetry, literature, political resistance and cultural healing that comes from engaging with social media and contemporary activism. Alison Whittaker talks to Evelyn Araluen, a PhD candidate and educator who specialises in Indigenous literatures; and Nayuka Gorrie, a Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta woman who works with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy. 

Evelyn Araluen (Australian)

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Evelyn Araluen is a poet, teacher and researcher working with Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney. She has written poetry and criticism for a range of publications, including Overland and Southerly. In 2017 she won the Nakata Brophy Award for Young Indigenous Writers, and in 2018 won the Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Born and raised on the Dharug lands of Western Sydney, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation.