Bendigo Bank launches NAIDOC Week podcast miniseries

Bendigo Bank has partnered with BIPOC and female-led podcast agency The Peers Project to produce a NAIDOC Week podcast miniseries.

Launching today, ‘A Yarn With Our Elders’ encourages Australians to listen more intently and understand more deeply the ways of the world’s oldest living culture.

Simone Sexton hosts A Yarn With Our Elders.

Simone Sexton is a Munanjali woman and Bendigo’s Inclusion Specialist and hosts the intimate conversations with First Nations Elders about their lived experience, family and the future.

“It is said in our culture that when an Elder passes away we lose an entire library of knowledge and wisdom, the telling of our ‘Songlines’ is transferred verbally by Elders,” Sexton said.

“Podcasting is a modern way of telling and sharing these traditional stories, and a fantastic step forward as we continue to walk together on our journey to reconciliation. As custodians of the oldest continuing culture in the world, the knowledge and wisdom of our Elders is invaluable.”

A Yarn With Our Elders comprises four episodes, all of which are now available.

Michelle Akhidenor, chief executive officer of The Peers Project said: “These are the kinds of conversations we dream of creating at The Peers Project, they matter to the audience and they make an impact.”

The agency’s mission is to raise diverse voices and stories, Akhidenor said.

“Bendigo Bank is focused on providing opportunities and platforms to further our collective understanding and connectivity to First Nations communities and is an incredibly valued partner of The Peers Project.

“We’re thrilled and honoured to bring this podcast project to life on behalf of Bendigo Bank.”


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