Black Magic Woman

Black Magic Woman

Hosted by Mundanara Bayles who was born and raised in Redfern (Sydney) Australia and currently lives in Queensland. The Black Magic Woman Podcast is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly First Nations people from Australia and around the world sharing their stories about their journey to highlight the diversity amongst First Nations peoples and the resilience of her people. She hopes these stories inspire her listeners and also create a better understanding of what First Nations Peoples culture and history. Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do. Mundanara makes people feel relaxed and comfortable as if they were sitting around the kitchen table just having a yarn. It’s the way First Nations people have been building relationships and getting to know each other for tens of thousands of years. She draws from a long family history in the media industry and has grown up in culturally strong, politically active family who have been at the forefront of the Aboriginal Rights movement since the 1960’s. Mundanara sees this platform as an opportunity to share her cultural knowledge and insights to her audience in a non confrontational way that brings people along with her to create change for a better Australia. To connect more with Mundanara check out the work she does with her elders at www.theblackcard.com.au. If you'd like to support the show by making a financial contribution, visit https://www.theblackcard.com.au./ Any help is appreciated and goes a long way. I encourage to get behind any First Nations media, contribute, share and be apart of positive change that Australia needs.

Episodes

April 17, 2024 34 mins

In this compelling episode of the Black Magic Women Podcast, I yarn with special guest Amanda Healy. We dive deep into the powerful intersection of Aboriginal culture with the mining and fashion industries.

This episode is a vibrant discussion that spans across personal journeys, economic empowerment, and the global representation of Aboriginal culture.

Amanda, a proud Wonnarua woman from the Hunter Valley in NSW, has over 35 yea...

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In this enlightening episode, Oral Mcguire and I delve into the significant theme of recognising and valuing the unique contributions of Aboriginal people to society. Our discussion centers around the importance of shifting the narrative from reconciliation to negotiation, highlighting the immense value Aboriginal perspectives bring to various sectors and communities.

Oral McGuire is a Noongar leader and landholder who is strongly...

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March 20, 2024 37 mins

In this episode, Nyoka shines a light on the urgent and ongoing challenges that Aboriginal communities in Western Australia face. With a focus on the impact of systemic issues on children and families, we delve into the critical topics of inadequate care services, funding shortages, and the repercussions of these deficits.

Recommendations throughout this episode: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyyani/

https://nyyani.com/

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March 5, 2024 38 mins

Kelly Mundine co-founded Mibayn, a 100% Koori-owned business, driven by the urgent need to fill the gaps within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Indigenous Australians. This is not just a service; it’s a movement. With a strong cultural heartbeat, Mibayn provides culturally sensitive disability support that not only understands but also respects and uplifts the community it serves.

Recommendations throughout thi...

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In this episode former NRL player and founder of 'Our Way Academy' Joe Williams delves into deep discussions about racism, abuse, and the societal changes needed to foster human evolution. Joe addresses the effects of modern society on family relationships and parenting, with insights from Gabor Mate’s book “Hold on to Your Kids.” Joe shares personal struggles with suicide attempts, addiction, and also touches on their achievements...

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February 6, 2024 37 mins

Rick Macourt is Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Dean, First Nations Strategy and Services in the Faculty of Medicine & Health at the University of Sydney. He is also the founder and Managing Director of First Nations Economics. Rick was previously Director, First Nations Expenditure and Outcomes at NSW Treasury having previously worked in Federal and local government as well as the private and NGO sectors. Rick is...

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January 22, 2024 27 mins

Jaynaya Winmar is a proud Noongar/Balladong woman from Quairading in the wheatbelt region of Western Australia. She’s also a Cycle breaker, a Glow Getter, and an Indigenous Entrepreneur. As a dual business owner, Jaynaya says her passion in life has always been to make the most of every opportunity. 

In this week’s episode, Jaynaya Winmar talks to Mundanara about being part of a network of First Nations investors, advice for when ...

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December 28, 2023 40 mins

Sené Maluwapi is a First Nations and Pasifika model, a proud Malu Kiwai woman of the Samu and Gaidai Clans. Sené uses her modelling career to extend the acknowledgement of First Nations people in creative spaces and platform her passion for protecting her island home of Boigu in Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islands) from the impacts of climate change.

In this episode, Sené chats to Mundanara about the effect climate change is having...

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December 14, 2023 36 mins

Josh Creamer is a highly accomplished and decorated Waanyi and Kalkadoon barrister who specialises in class actions, human rights and native title. In September Josh was appointed as a Commissioner to the Queensland Law Reform Commission.

In this episode, Mundanara and Josh talk about his integral and groundbreaking work in seeking justice through truth-telling, and how he’s creating pathways for other mob wanting to work in the s...

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November 30, 2023 30 mins

Jenny Khan is a Wailwan woman and the owner and director of the Unexpected Guest - a breakfast food company that prides itself on creating clean, healthy food, using Indigenous botanicals. 

In this episode, Mundanara chats to Jenny about what it takes to succeed in business, leading with Indigenous values and the influence of Country.

Recommendations throughout this episode: 

https://theunexpectedguest.com/about-us/

https://www...

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November 9, 2023 28 mins

This episode is proudly supported by Sparke Helmore Lawyers.

Billy Dib is a beacon of resilience and determination. Not only is he a notable figure in the boxing realm, securing the IBO Super Featherweight and IBF Featherweight World Championship titles during an illustrious career, he is also a cancer survivor.

Now, standing triumphant in remission, Billy spoke to Mundanara about how he draws on his own experiences to help peopl...

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This episode is proudly supported by Monash University, promoting the Masters of Indigenous Business Leadership program, delivered by Monash Business School & The William Cooper Institute.

The Master of Indigenous Business Leadership, is a cross-disciplinary program with leading units delivered by Monash Business School, complemented by a tailored offering in design thinking, together with a mastery unit from Law.

The partner...

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October 11, 2023 34 mins

In the age of misinformation and disinformation, Blak journalists have never been more integral for bringing a new perspective and lived experience to the country’s media landscape.  

Narelda Jacobs is a Whadjuk Noongar journalist, presenter and commentator with a career that spans more than two decades. 

Narelda is passionate about promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and is on the board of the National Justice Project. N...

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October 5, 2023 25 mins

Kyle Leong wants more mob talking about money and making money! 

The Koko-bera man from the small Aboriginal community of Kowanyama was born and raised on Turrabal/Jaggera land and now lives on Giabal/Jarowair land with his 3 children and his wife. 

Kyle is also the Senior Manager for Retail Banking Services (RBS) Indigenous Engagement for Commonwealth Bank where he is responsible for the recruitment and retention of Indigenous e...

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September 26, 2023 25 mins

This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future. 

Jess is the Founder and Managing Director of Strong Spirit Aboriginal Services – Jess has over 15 years’ experience working in health promotion, public health, mental health, Aboriginal health and management, primary healthcare and has delivered wor...

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This episode is proudly supported by Monash University, promoting the Masters of Indigenous Business Leadership program, delivered by Monash Business School & The William Cooper Institute.

The Master of Indigenous Business Leadership, is a cross-disciplinary program with leading units delivered by Monash Business School, complemented by a tailored offering in design thinking, together with a mastery unit from Law.

The partner...

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August 27, 2023 38 mins

Sasha Kutabah Sarago is a proud Wadjanbarra Yidinji, Jirrbal and African-American woman.

A former model, Sasha, grew frustrated by the invisibility of multicultural women in fashion and media. In 2011, she founded Ascension — Australia's first digital lifestyle platform for women of colour. As a speaker, Sasha raises awareness around culture, diversity and equity in the business, media and lifestyle sectors.

Sasha's TEDx talk The...

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This episode is proudly supported by Monash University, promoting the Masters of Indigenous Business Leadership program, delivered by Monash Business School & The William Cooper Institute.

The Master of Indigenous Business Leadership, is a cross-disciplinary program with leading units delivered by Monash Business School, complemented by a tailored offering in design thinking, together with a mastery unit from Law.

The partner...

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August 9, 2023 33 mins

This episode is proudly sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia who serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their own future.

This week we have a new IBA partnership series episode with proud Yorta Yorta woman Sarai Roe, founder of Wanyara.

Wanyara provides interactive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural experiences to help people understand and embrace an Abori...

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August 1, 2023 30 mins

Mitchell is a proud Bidjigal man from La Perouse in south-east Sydney. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Muru Office Supplies, a national Workplace Supplies provider, and is passionate about his role supporting the growth of the First Nations business sector and giving back to community. After working in the IT industry for almost 15yr providing technology services to small business customers, Mitchell discovered the emerging supplie...

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