In 2014 the Garma Festival crossed lived to a national ABC Q&A – the first of its kind. On a smaller scale in 2017 it was repeated. The common feedback received by the Yothu Yindi Foundation from urban Australia was that they’d like to know more about what happens in regional and very remote regions of Australia. Basically, the hard to reach places, and why residents of these places struggle with so many challenges.
The NE Arnhem Land region is a vigorous place, and from each Garma Festival the Yothu Yindi Foundation would traditionally share up to 100 stories over the course of our Garma Festival each year. Whether print, digital, online, or live feeds, our stories now beam into Australia’s living room. We acknowledge the collaborative efforts of our major media outlets, and appreciate journalists covering the stories that otherwise would not be shared. Telstra coverage has been a major enabler, and we share our media stories that have trended.
Note* Adam Goodes stories, and Jason’s email’s mostly