Truth speaking, decolonising and First Nations languages with Kirli Saunders

Express Media

Event Date: 
17 October 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Kirli Saunders, Melody Paloma

This week proud Gunai woman, and international children’s author, poet, and emerging playwright Kirli Saunders, joins us to discuss her experience using poetry as a tool to connect to land and its ancient knowledge. Kirli talks about how she celebrates, shares and preserves knowledge of First Nations languages and culture through poetry and through the Poetry in First Languages Project. In this session, Kirli will share research exploring the impacts of the connections of First Nations people to country, language and community. Ask Kirli your burning questions on social media with #EMToolkits, and watch in real time here. Toolkits: Live let's you develop your writing skillset and hone your craft—all you need is motivation and an internet connection.