Human Library - Acknowledging NAIDOC 2020

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Always Was, Always Will Be

Always Was, Always Will Be is this year’s theme for NAIDOC 2020. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, we are doing something different. We are interviewing two Indigenous Elders from the Mackay Region and asking them to tell us their story and what this year’s theme means to them in our new Human Library Program.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries has embraced this unique approach to sharing stories, as it aims to promote dialogue and encourage understanding of different cultures in a simple and engaging format. Just like a library where readers can borrow a book, the Human Library allows you to experience a real story told by our local Indigenous Elders through a Human e-Book.

View a Human e-Book Online! The health of our human books and our clients are our top priority and for that reason our Human Library has gone digital.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries have a large variety of e-resources available to borrow, to learn from and to enjoy. What's unique about these online e-books is that you will be borrowing a real person with a story to share.

The Human Library is a safe and welcoming online space where people who may not normally meet can join in a respectful conversation about diversity and where difficult questions are expected, encouraged and answered.

All you need is access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone to connect with our Human Library interviews.


Acknowledgement and Introduction


Interview with Aunty Jen Binsiar


Interview with Uncle Arnold Doyle
Have a question? Ask Aunty Jen or Uncle Arnold
If you have questions for our interviewees after watching their interview, submit your question below and engage in a conversation with our Human Library.


Always Was, Always Will Be

Always Was, Always Will Be is this year’s theme for NAIDOC 2020. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, we are doing something different. We are interviewing two Indigenous Elders from the Mackay Region and asking them to tell us their story and what this year’s theme means to them in our new Human Library Program.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries has embraced this unique approach to sharing stories, as it aims to promote dialogue and encourage understanding of different cultures in a simple and engaging format. Just like a library where readers can borrow a book, the Human Library allows you to experience a real story told by our local Indigenous Elders through a Human e-Book.

View a Human e-Book Online! The health of our human books and our clients are our top priority and for that reason our Human Library has gone digital.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries have a large variety of e-resources available to borrow, to learn from and to enjoy. What's unique about these online e-books is that you will be borrowing a real person with a story to share.

The Human Library is a safe and welcoming online space where people who may not normally meet can join in a respectful conversation about diversity and where difficult questions are expected, encouraged and answered.

All you need is access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone to connect with our Human Library interviews.


Acknowledgement and Introduction


Interview with Aunty Jen Binsiar


Interview with Uncle Arnold Doyle
Have a question? Ask Aunty Jen or Uncle Arnold
If you have questions for our interviewees after watching their interview, submit your question below and engage in a conversation with our Human Library.