The Land Back: Green Institute Conference 2023

By Elissa Jenkins October 24, 2023

This recording is from The City Transformed: Urban life at the end of the world as we know it – Green Institute Conference 2023 featuring Mundanara Bayles and Birdy Bird presenting their talk ‘The Land Back’.

About Mundanara Bayles

Mundanara’s cultural heritage is connected to the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother’s side and the Birri-Gubba and Gungalu on her father’s side. Mundanara grew up in Redfern NSW with her 8 sisters and moved to her father’s country in the early 90’s.

Mundanara is the Managing Director and co-founder of the BlackCard Pty Ltd, which is a 100% Aboriginal owned business certified with Supply Nation. Mundanara co-founded BlackCard with Dr Lilla Watson, who is a respected Aboriginal elder, artist, educator and academic.

Mundanara has been recognised internationally for her teaching & learning skills as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in the United Kingdom. Mundanara is a co-founder and Director of the Land Back Foundation.

About Birdy Bird

Birdy’s cultural heritage is 5th generation Australian from both convict and settler colonist families from England. Birdy’s family on their fathers side lived and worked in Wonnarua country before buying land in Biripai Country where the family cleared land and farmed dairy cattle for 3 generations.

Birdy grew up on Gadigal Country one of three children and was exposed early to the land rights movement through Aboriginal family friends.

Birdy has worked in land reparations, housing and community development at federal government, state government, and as a consultant. Birdy is a co-founder and voluntary CEO of the Land Back Foundation.


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