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Message Stick – Scotty Martin, Rodeo Boy, Don’t Say Sorry (2005)


A story about songman Scotty Martin, who inherited the role of composer of songs. This episode also features rodeo boy Bowman Button, a four-year-old cowboy, and a short film titled Don’t Say Sorry.

Curator’s notes

Scotty Martin is a songman, whose compositions come to him through his dreams. Songmen in Indigenous culture are very powerful figures, and the song is a repository of knowledge passed from generation to generation.

Presented by Rachel Maza, this is episode 9 in series 7 of Message Stick.