We interviewed Aboriginal community members from western New South Wales (NSW) to find out their views and experiences on issues affecting their lives, including:
Interviews were conducted by Diane Riley-McNaboe, Connie Ah-See and Dr Lynette Riley.
Beth is a Gamilaroi person from far western NSW. She grew up in Walgett and Warren and has Kinship connections to Angeldool.
Connie is from the Wiradjuri Nation (western NSW). She is one of the Wellington/Peak Hill Mob.
Lyndon is a Gamilaroi person from Goodooga (far western NSW) who has lived in Wiradjuri Country since 2003.
Mary is a Wiradjuri person from Wellington (western NSW).
Gloria is a Gamilaroi person, who married a Wiradjuri man and had lived in Dubbo for over 26 years.
Rod is a Wiradjuri person, born in Wellington at Nanima Reserve (western NSW). Rod grew up in Gilgandra and Peak Hill.
Malcholm is a Wiradjuri person, from the Tubbo-ga Clan, who grew up in and around the Dubbo (western region, NSW).
Glenn has Kinship connections originally from Batesman Bay and Wollongong (south coast NSW) and now lives in Bathurst on Wiradjuri Country.
Chris is a descendant from the Eora Nation, Gadigal clan (Sydney region) and is living in southern Wiradjuri Country.
MaryAnne's Kinship connections are originally from the Flinders Ranges (South Australia). She was born in Queensland and is a Turtle Clan person.
Aunt Jacqueline is a Wiradjuri person, she was born in Trangie (far western NSW) and has lived in Narromine (western NSW), for over 30 years.
Jennifer is a Barkenji person from Wilcannia (far western NSW).
Aunt Patricia is a Gamilaroi person, originally from Gulargambone, western NSW, and has been living in Wiradjuri Country, Dubbo for the last 50 years.
Rayleen is a Mootawarra Person from Weilmoringle, Goodooga, Brewarrina and Bourke (far western NSW).
Susan is a Wiradjuri person, from the Tubbo-ga Clan, who grew up in and around the Dubbo western region, NSW.
Aunt Una is a Gamilaroi person from Coonabarabran (western NSW). She married a Wiradjuri man, Billy Lake from Dubbo and she has lived in the area for over 60 years.
Connie Ah-See and Diane Riley-McNaboe discuss family and cultural connections.
Rod Towney, Connie Ah-See and Rob Cohen discuss education, careers and family and cultural connections.