Tyson Yunkaporta


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Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who is a member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. He lives in Melbourne.

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“an Indigenous person is a member of a community retaining memories of life lived sustainably on a land base, as part of that land base.”
Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

“If people are laughing, they are learning. True learning is a joy because it is an act of creation.”
Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

“You can't maintain a culture that is based on retarding the development of half the population, particularly the half that is responsible for creating life.”
Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

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