Human and Non-Human Guardians: The Nyikina Warrwa and Muruwari River Custodians in Australia
In this final talk, we discuss the life practices of Untie Anne Poelina and Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth. We will be honouring various lifeforms that protect, guard and guide river spirits, both human and nonhuman. We will speak of land, dream, and artistic expression as vital aspects of river guardianship.
This event is part of the Guardians of the River online course, offered by Advaya and Guardians Worldwide.
Anne Poelina #
Dr Anne Poelina is a Nyikina Warrwa (Indigenous Australian) woman who belongs to the Mardoowarra, the lower Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Poelina is an active Indigenous community leader, human and earth rights advocate, filmmaker and a respected academic researcher