Finding Aboriginal identity:
In conversation with Bindi Bennett
Identity for some Aboriginal young people is “like a shattered vase and you are always picking up the pieces”. In this podcast, Bindi Bennett talks to us about the experiences of light skinned Aboriginal young people and their search for identity.
Bindi is a Kamilaroi woman who is passionate and committed to her community. Bindi is the Indigenous scholarship holder/lecturer at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Social Work. Her interests include children and families, especially those who are Indigenous, who have issues such as mental illness, homelessness, trauma, health issues or are part of the care system. Prior to her appointment with ACU, Bindi was a senior social worker with experience in the fields of child and adolescent mental health, schools and health. Bindi has published in the areas of domestic violence and working with Aboriginal peoples. She recently won the Norm Smith 2011 research award. Bindi is one of four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics in Social Work in Australia. Bindi is one of 4 co-editors of “Our Voices, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Workers” the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work book in Australia.
Recommended citation – APA6th
Fronek, P. (Host). (2013, August 14). Finding Aboriginal identity: In conversation with Bindi Bennett [Episode 55]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/finding-aboriginal-identity/.
Bennett, B. (Ed.). (2012). Our voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgravemacmillan.com.au/palgrave/onix/isbn/9781420256734.