This show was prerecorded with Bob in Central Australia at his home in Uluru where he tells in his own words, the plight of the Stolen Generation sanctioned by the Australia government to take Aboriginal children away from their families and put then in government institutions.  He never saw his mother again.  Filled with a sense of loss, he transcended his pain to communicate that we need to come to peace and respect each others background, rights and heritage.  It is not right to take another’s’ culture to be replaced by another  who took their land.  Through his pain and suffering, Bob become a gentle spokesperson for the journey of his people.  He speaks the truth that will fill you with inspiration at the beauty and oneness of all things replacing struggle with peace, replacing anger with forgiveness and replacing sadness with joy and love that is the heritage of all.  He speaks of living in harmony with the land, nature and the animals addressing the Kanyani Principles passed down from the Aborigines elders.  A rare treat to hear firsthand what happened from this gentle, loving soul speaking about unconditional love and responsibility.


Guest:  Bob is a teaching uncle, a “Tjilpi” of the Yankunytiatjara Nation working for equal rights of all living, land rights for traditional peoples, the environment, and community development.  He worked as a counselor through the Methodist Uniting Church.  He also helped establish the Adelaide Community College for Aboriginal people.  Some of his other positions include establishing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centres at Australian National University, University of Canberra and University of Wollongong.  His famous song “My Brown Skin Baby They Take ‘im Away” won him widespread recognition.

A documentary film of his story won him the Bronze Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and led to the Australian government stop taking away the Aboriginal children from their families.  He was named Indigenous Person of the Year in 1999.  He is part of the Energy Medicine Partnerships cultural partners offering joint training and tours to Australia and New Zealand.

Kanyini description:  an energetic consciousness combination of spiritual and physical – two snakes going in opposite directions.  As they connect they become energized and help each other up to the next level.  From the bottom and up:

  • Ngura – A sense of belonging to home and land
  • Walytja -  Family connecting with life
  • Kurunpa – Love, spirit or soul
  • Tjuukurpa – The belief about creating and the right way to live


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Tune in LIVE for Wise Chats: Simple Talk, Profound Wisdom for this weeks episode “Aboriginal Elder, Bob Randall” Wednesday Nov. 6th at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel

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