Exploration into Aboriginal Spirituality | 34mins
Director: Nada Lou | Producer: Nada Lou
Focus Years: 1998 | Country: Canada
Nada Lou Interview with Maisie Cavanagh
Maisie Cavanagh is an Aboriginal woman from the Wiradjuri language group of New South Wales. She has spent the last twenty five years actively involved at a grassroots level supporting the growth and awareness of the Aboriginal family. Her main endeavors are in writing, public speaking and actively participating in the reconciliation process of Australia.
In this interview with Nada Lou, she talks about â€œBelonging and Kinshipâ€ with the land. She comments how these experiences come from the wordless reality and how any word is always painfully short to give authentic expression for non-aboriginals to understand. Maisie also describes that â€œWalkaboutâ€ is like Pilgrimage. Her mother taught her how to listen not with the ears, instead by observing absorbing, moving around, noticing, detected hidden meaning through sounds, smells and every feature of landscape around her. Learning Silence and stillness made an impact for the rest of her life. The meaning of DADIRRI comes clear to her from these experiences.