Michael Reynolds and the art of truth listening
In this episode Cameron Edwards interviews Michael Reynolds, the chair of the APA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee, about his journey and the art of truth listening.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned that the following episode may contain the names and voices of people who are deceased.
A bit about Michael
I am an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist working in private practice and as an academic at the Australian Catholic University, embedding First Peoples’ perspectives into the physiotherapy program. I am also the chair of the APA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee, working towards Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in understanding and health outcomes in Australia.
Country (from): Wiradjuri man grew up on Wallumadegal land (Eastwood, Sydney)
Country (currently living): Garigal land (northern Sydney)
Favourite Indigenous word: Yindyamarra (Wiradjuri - respect)
Song of choice: Wiyathul by Gurrumul Yunipingu
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Watch the ABC's You Can't Ask That (Series 1, Indigenous episode) as mentioned in the podcast.
Creators: Marko Stechiwskyj and Clare Pickering
Producer: Clare Pickering
Editors: Clare Pickering and Ali Aitken
Post-production: Ali Aitken
Artwork: Emma Bamblett
Theme music: Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge
APA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer: Lowana Williams
APA marketing team: Nichola Stamatakos and Barbara Karametos
APA graphic designer: Mick Hibbert
APA communications: Claire Macuz
Website design: Eddy Kim
Thank you to The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies for helping us locate our Country.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the many lands across Australia and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their enduring connection to the lands and waterways of this country and thank them for protecting and maintaining this country for us and future generations.