Sené Maluwapi

Episode 137

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Host Mundanara Bayles is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference which is the accumulated knowledge that Aboriginal people developed over the tens of thousands of years of living in this land, now known as Australia.

Relationships are at the core of Aboriginal Culture and Society and in our whole history of living in this country we never invaded our neighbours.

An Aboriginal Terms of Reference introduction is based on “Who you are and not what you do”, this way of introduction has been practiced by Aboriginal people since the first sunrise. From an Aboriginal perspective this way of introduction reinforces our humaness, we are much more than our job titles.

Sené Maluwapi is a First Nations and Pasifika model, a proud Malu Kiwai woman of the Samu and Gaidai Clans. Sené uses her modelling career to extend the acknowledgement of First Nations people in creative spaces and platform her passion for protecting her island home of Boigu in Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islands) from the impacts of climate change.

In this episode, Sené chats to Mundanara about the effect climate change is having on her home and people, and her experiences in the modelling industry.

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The 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.

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