From Canada and Brazil to Norway and Australia, the Indigenous experience in colonised nations holds startling – and deeply disturbing – similarities. The bestselling and award-winning All Our Relations: Indigenous trauma in the shadow of colonialism, by Anishinaabe Canadian journalist Tanya Talaga, skilfully folds together reportage and storytelling. In doing so, it shines a light on how racism and intergenerational trauma have produced a global crisis underscored by alarmingly high youth suicide rates. Tanya speaks with Kamilaroi woman and Sydney Morning Herald Indigenous affairs reporter Ella Archibald-Binge about her powerful call for action, justice and a more equitable world for Indigenous peoples.
Supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.
Tanya Talaga (International)
Tanya Talaga is Anishinaabe First Nation from Canada. She is a journalist and was a columnist for the Toronto Star and is the author of Seven Fallen Feathers, which was the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and the First Nation Communities Read Award: Young Adult/Adult; a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction; CBC's Nonfiction Book of the Year, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, and a national bestseller. She is also the author of the national bestseller All Our Relations: Finding The Path Forward.
Ella Archibald-Binge (Australian)
Ella Archibald-Binge is a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi people from north-western NSW. She began her journalism career in regional newspapers, before spending almost six years reporting for NITV and SBS. Now reporting Indigenous affairs for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Ella is spearheading The Dalarinji Project, documenting the lives of First Nations people through a series of news, features and multimedia, with the support of the Judith Nielsen Institute.