Interview with Yami Lester

Posted on 12 November 2013 under APY Lands & Radio Interviews.
Tags: communication & homelands
English with interpretation
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Interview with Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara interpretation
Yami Lester

Yami Lester

Yankunytjatjara elder Yami Lester lives at Wallatinna, a homeland on the eastern side of the APY Lands.

In this interview, Yami discusses the early days of the Pitjantjatjara Council and the struggle for Anangu land rights.

He also explains how HF (high frequency) radio made it easier for Anangu to stay informed and make collective decisions.

Yami reflects on the arrival of telephones and television and how these new technologies have changed the way Anangu exchange information.

At the end of the interview, Yami briefly speaks about some of the challenges of living on a homeland.

 

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