Episode 4 with Kirilly Dawn
20 April 2023
Episode 4 of Custodial Care, Ella interviews Kirilly about her experience volunteering at the Koori Mail Flood Hub after the February 2022 floods on the Northern Rivers of NSW. Kirilly is a Barkindji woman, she is a doula and also works in birth advocacy, somatics and bodywork. All of her work revolves around care, for women, for children, for community and here she reflects on the organic evolution of the Koori Mail Flood Hub that was driven by the care and energy of volunteers. Kirilly became a pivotal contact at the Hub, helping people in isolated areas after the floods by facilitating information into local action; local helicopter owners, local truck owners, people who could transport food and supplies to cut off communities and individuals. She and Ella consider concepts around the value of care in our society, capitalism, colonisation and the care economy, and how natural disasters reveal the deep importance of relationships, community and care for human survival.
Episode 4 of Custodial Care, Ella interviews Kirilly about her experience volunteering at the Koori Mail Flood Hub after the February 2022 floods on the Northern Rivers of NSW.
Custodial Care by Ella Noah Bancroft and Kirilly Dawn
Custodial Care is a fortnightly podcast hosted by Kirilly Dawn, a Barkindji woman, doula and embodiment practitioner and Ella Noah Bancroft, Bundjalung women, activist, writer/speaker and founder of The Returning Indigneous Charity. Each podcast features Ella and Kirilly interviewing Indigenous people who will include elders, academics, activists, grassroots organisers, community members, leaders, experts in our culture not in western culture and many more about “ Custodial Care" on this planet. An in depth understanding of Indigenous ways of caring for country, community and self through a modern lense that honours and incorporates the old ways of our ancestors. An Indigenous led podcast that shares sustainable practices and problems we face as an Indigneous community around climate action and change.