Episode 19: COVID-19 and Aboriginal communities. Toni-Lee Scott from Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council on being available for community, keeping the sanctity of funerals and the value of a good joke.

Welcome back to “A Cuppa and A Yarn” brought to you by the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council.

One of the greatest cultural impacts on Aboriginal communities during the coronavirus crisis is the restriction on people attending funerals.

Sorry Business is an important part of Aboriginal cultural obligations, and not being able to participate has seen the Bathurst Aboriginal community take to social media to fill the space instead.

This episode, host Michelle Aleksandrovics-Lovegrove speaks with Tonilee Scott, CEO of the Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council, with a guest appearance from local Elder, Uncle Norm Ohlsen.