Yindyamarra: In conversation with Dr Virginia Marshall

Image credit: Dr Virginia Marshall
Image credit: Dr Virginia Marshall

In Wiradjuri, it’s respect: ‘Yindyamarra’

Respect is central to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples society: Respect for our Elders, respect for Aboriginal laws, languages and culture, respect for our lands, waters and resources that sustain us, respect for the animals that are our brothers and sisters, and respect for the cycle of life.

This series honours the oldest continuous living culture on planet earth – seeking to inspire the generations, in particular Indigenous youth, through the sharing of knowledge and the lived experience of Indigenous Peoples.

As they are released, episodes of Yindyamarra will appear below. 


01.2021: In conversation with Senator Lidia Thorpe (of the Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung Peoples)

02.2021: In conversation with Mililma May (of the Larrakia People)

03.2022: In conversation with Tishiko King (of the Kulkalaig People)

About Dr Virginia Marshall

Dr Virginia Marshall is a Wiradjuri Nyemba woman, practicing lawyer and legal scholar. She is the Inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow with the Australian National University's School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and the Fenner School of Environment and Society.

In this position, Virginia is focused on leading law reform for Indigenous peoples in Australia, by critically anaylsing international Indigenous water use, to develop Indigenous cuturally appropriate mechanisms for national water frameworks and ethical water use within domestic water regimes.

Virginia is in demand as a Keynote Speaker on Indigenous water law and governance, Indigenous traditional knowledge systems and the intersectionality of western intellectual property regimes and the Indigenous commercialisation of native foods and medicines.

Virginia is a Research Associate with the Australian Studies Institute, as well as member of the Institute's Advisory Board.

View Virginia's ANU research profile and full biography.

Produced on Ngunnawal Ngambri Country by Dr Virginia Marshall and the ANU Media Studio, in partnership with the Australian Studies Institute at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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