NACCHO Aboriginal Health Conferences and Events #SaveADate #VoteACCHO : This weeks feature : Alwyn completes his 10 Million steps 8000 km Healing Walk on 18 May with a message for the new government

This weeks featured NACCHO SAVE A DATE events

18 -20 May Cape York to Canberra: Alwyn completes his 8000 km Healing Walk

29th  – 30th  August 2019 NACCHO OCHRE DAY

4 November NACCHO Youth Conference -Darwin NT

5 – 7 November NACCHO Conference and AGM  -Darwin NT

Download the 2019 Health Awareness Days Calendar 

18 May Federal Elections

20 – 26 May Family Matters Week of Action is 20-26 May

2May First Peoples Disability Network, Is hosting a Human Rights Literacy forum

24 May National Sorry Day Bridge Walk Canberra

24-26 May AMA NATIONAL CONFERENCE – #amanatcon

25 May The Long Walk Melbourne

18 -20 June Lowitja Health Conference Darwin

2019 Dr Tracey Westerman’s Workshops 

7 -14 July 2019 National NAIDOC Grant funding round opens

29th  – 30th  August 2019 NACCHO OCHRE DAY

23 -25 September IAHA Conference Darwin

24 -26 September 2019 CATSINaM National Professional Development Conference

9-10 October 2019 NATSIHWA 10 Year Anniversary Conference

16 October Melbourne Uni: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing Conference

4 November NACCHO Youth Conference -Darwin NT

5 – 7 November NACCHO Conference and AGM  -Darwin NT

5-8 November The Lime Network Conference New Zealand 

Featured Save a dates date

18 -20 May Cape York to Canberra: Alwyn completes his 8000 km Healing Walk

A First Nations man from Central Queensland, Alwyn Doolan, will have walked more than 7,000 km from Bamaga – at the tip of Cape York – to Canberra when he completes his journey this week

Alwyn is a Gooreng Gooreng and Wakka Wakka man who said he was walking to inspire and empower younger generations, and seek a better future for First Nations people.

The unprecedented 8,000-kilometre, 10-million step, solo journey has led him through four States and over 50 Aboriginal Sovereign Nations.

As he walks he carries three Message Sticks, each representing the three stages of this country’s journey: Pre-colonisation History, Colonisation and Healing: a new dreaming beyond colonisation.

It’s these sticks, along with a tribal lore notice,  that intends to deliver to the Australian Government in May.

Message sticks are a traditional and ancient form of communication which, for Alwyn, carry the hope of truth telling and healing.

“First Nations people in Australia are some of the most disadvantaged in the world, with shocking figures in terms of health and well-being,” he said.

He said there was a long way to go, but he sensed change. 

“There’s something in the air, I believe it’s the right time,” he said.

“I want to give my community hope and inspire them, I want to share the journey for people to be a part of something bigger than myself.

“I feel within my heart and soul a cycle of change must be brought about – a cycle that can be true to its core and one that can, most importantly, heal us.”

Alwyn’s progress can be tracked by regular video posts on Facebook on the Message Stick Walk page.

SEE HERE 

The Message Stick Walk aims to be an important movement where people from all parts of the country and all backgrounds can come together in support of finding a positive and healthy way forward.

Message Stick Walk can be supported by:

  • coming to Canberra on his expected arrival date 18 May, 2019;
  • helping to fund other First Nations people and groups to get there;
  • following and sharing Message Stick Walk on social media; and,
  • contributing to the Message Stick Walk directly (GoFundMe.com/mswalk4us).

Message Stick Walk arrives in Canberra  at Aboriginal Tent Embassy from Bamaga (Cape York)

The Message Stick into Sovereign Embassy on Saturday 18th, and to Parliament House, Monday 20th.

This is a peaceful, family friendly event.

May 18

If you would like to join on this day, the walk will be heading south along the Barton Highway from 9 am

People are invited to join along the way, including the following gathering points arriving into Canberra;

12 noon – ABC Building, Cnr of Wakefield and Northbourne Ave

1 pm – Canberra City Centre

2 pm – Arrive at Aboriginal Tent Embassy – Welcome to Country with gathering of people to support The Message Stick arrival after 1 year of walking.

This will be a day of celebrating an achievement of its first to ever walk the east coast of Australia over 50 Sovereign Nations, Cape York to Hobart and back to Canberra.

Sunday 19th May 2019 –

Gathering of Sovereign Nations, key note speakers, supporters, dancers, & musicians. A day of uniting ourselves around the fire with the unity of all coming together in hype for the Walk to Parliament House Canberra come the following day.

Monday 20th May 2019

9 am Cleansing Ceremony, Walk to Parliament

11 am Statement of Intention –
Australian Government is on Notice

12.30 – 1.30 pm – Public Seminar at ANU – How we move forward together to heal a nation – LJ Hume Centre

http://caepr.cass.anu.edu.au/events/treaty-together-how-we-move-forward-heal-nation

From Monday onwards in Canberra

Delivering The Message Sticks; Community are welcome to wait with me in anticipation of a newly formed government, where I will deliver the Message Sticks and tribal law notice.

Download the NACCHO 2019 Calendar Health Awareness Days

For many years ACCHO organisations have said they wished they had a list of the many Indigenous “ Days “ and Aboriginal health or awareness days/weeks/events.

With thanks to our friends at ZockMelon here they both are!

It even has a handy list of the hashtags for the event.

Download the 53 Page 2019 Health days and events calendar HERE

naccho zockmelon 2019 health days and events calendar

We hope that this document helps you with your planning for the year ahead.

Every Tuesday we will update these listings with new events and What’s on for the week ahead

To submit your events or update your info

Contact: Colin Cowell www.nacchocommunique.com

NACCHO Social Media Editor Tel 0401 331 251

Email : nacchonews@naccho.org.au

18 May Federal Elections 

Welcome to our special NACCHO #Election2019 #VoteACCHO resource page for Affiliates, ACCHO members, stakeholders and supporters. The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is not a partisan political issue and cannot be sidelined any longer.

NACCHO has developed a set of policy #Election2019 recommendations that if adopted, fully funded and implemented by the incoming Federal Government, will provide a pathway forward for improvements in our health outcomes.

We are calling on all political parties to include these recommendations in their election platforms and make a real commitment to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and help us Close the Gap.

With your action and support of our #VoteACCHO campaign we can make the incoming Federal Government accountable.

More info HERE 

NACCHO Acting Chair, Donnella Mills

20 – 26 May Family Matters Week of Action is 20-26 May

The theme is ‘Because of them, we must’ – for the good of our kids, we must act right now. Will you hold an event in your organisation, company or community to raise awareness of this urgent issue? 

21 May First Peoples Disability Network, Is hosting a Human Rights Literacy forum. #FPDN #community#humanrights #Indigenous #culture

All welcome, Catering will be provided.
Location: Aboriginal Advancement League
THORNBURY, Tuesday 21 May 2019

 

24 May National Sorry Day Bridge Walk Canberra

24-26 May AMA NATIONAL CONFERENCE – #amanatcon

25 May The Long Walk Melbourne

Reconciliation Australia is proud to sponsor  again in 2019. Head down to  in Melbourne on 25 May for food, activities, and musical performances by , and more. Learn more: 

 

18 -20 June Lowitja Health Conference Darwin


At the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2019 delegates from around the world will discuss the role of First Nations in leading change and will showcase Indigenous solutions.

The conference program will highlight ways of thinking, speaking and being for the benefit of Indigenous peoples everywhere.

Join Indigenous leaders, researchers, health professionals, decision makers, community representatives, and our non-Indigenous colleagues in this important conversation.

More Info 

2019 Dr Tracey Westerman’s Workshops 

More info and dates

7 -14 July 2019 National NAIDOC Grant funding round opens 

The opening of the 2019 National NAIDOC Grant funding round has been moved forward! The National NAIDOC Grants will now officially open on Thursday 24 January 2019.

Head to www.naidoc.org.au to join the National NAIDOC Mailing List and keep up with all things grants or check out the below links for more information now!

https://www.finance.gov.au/resource-management/grants/grantconnect/

https://www.pmc.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/grants-and-funding/naidoc-week-funding

29th  – 30th  Aug 2019 NACCHO OCHRE DAY

Venue: Pullman Hotel – 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne Vic 3000

Website to be launched soon

23 -25 September IAHA Conference Darwin

24 September

A night of celebrating excellence and action – the Gala Dinner is the premier national networking event in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health.

The purpose of the IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Awards is to recognise the contribution of IAHA members to their profession and/or improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Awards showcase the outstanding achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health and provides identifiable allied health role models to inspire all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider and pursue a career in allied health.

The awards this year will be known as “10 for 10” to honour the 10 Year Anniversary of IAHA. We will be announcing 4 new awards in addition to the 6 existing below.

Read about the categories HERE.

24 -26 September 2019 CATSINaM National Professional Development Conference

 

 

The 2019 CATSINaM National Professional Development Conference will be held in Sydney, 24th – 26th September 2019. Make sure you save the dates in your calendar.

Further information to follow soon.

Date: Tuesday the 24th to Thursday the 26th September 2019

Location: Sydney, Australia

Organiser: Chloe Peters

Phone: 02 6262 5761

Email: admin@catsinam.org.au

9-10 October 2019 NATSIHWA 10 Year Anniversary Conference

SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 NATSIHWA 10 Year Anniversary Conference!!!

We’re so excited to announce the date of our 10 Year Anniversary Conference –
A Decade of Footprints, Driving Recognition!!! 

NATSIHWA recognises that importance of members sharing and learning from each other, and our key partners within the Health Sector. We hold a biennial conference for all NATSIHWA members to attend. The conference content focusses on the professional support and development of the Health Workers and Health Practitioners, with key side events to support networking among attendees.  We seek feedback from our Membership to make the conferences relevant to their professional needs and expectations and ensure that they are offered in accessible formats and/or locations.The conference is a time to celebrate the important contribution of Health Workers and Health Practitioners, and the Services that support this important profession.

We hold the NATSIHWA Legends Award night at the conference Gala Dinner. Award categories include: Young Warrior, Health Worker Legend, Health Service Legend and Individual Champion.

Watch this space for the release of more dates for registrations, award nominations etc.

16 October Melbourne Uni: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing Conference

The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health are pleased to advise that abstract
submissions are now being invited that address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and
wellbeing.

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Conference is an opportunity for sharing information and connecting people that are committed to reforming the practice and research of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health and celebrates Aboriginal knowledge systems and strength-based approaches to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal communities.

This is an opportunity to present evidence-based approaches, Aboriginal methods and models of
practice, Aboriginal perspectives and contribution to health or community led solutions, underpinned by cultural theories to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.
In 2018 the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Conference attracted over 180 delegates from across the community and state.

We welcome submissions from collaborators whose expertise and interests are embedded in Aboriginal health and wellbeing, and particularly presented or co-presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community members.

If you are interested in presenting, please complete the speaker registration link

closing date for abstract submission is Friday 3 rd May 2019.
As per speaker registration link request please email your professional photo for our program or any conference enquiries to E. aboriginal-health@unimelb.edu.au.

Kind regards
Leah Lindrea-Morrison
Aboriginal Partnerships and Community Engagement Officer
Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne T. 03 5823 4554 E. leah.lindrea@unimelb.edu.au

4 November NACCHO Youth Conference -Darwin NT

Darwin Convention Centre

Website to be launched soon

Conference Co-Coordinator Ben Mitchell 02 6246 9309

ben.mitchell@naccho.org.au

5 – 7 November NACCHO Conference and AGM  -Darwin NT

Darwin Convention Centre

Website to be launched soon

Conference Co-Coordinator Ben Mitchell 02 6246 9309

ben.mitchell@naccho.org.au

5-8 November The Lime Network Conference New Zealand 

This years  whakatauki (theme for the conference) was developed by the Scientific Committee, along with Māori elder, Te Marino Lenihan & Tania Huria from .

To read about the conference & theme, check out the  website. 

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