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9th World Indigenous Women and Wellness Conference

Indigenous Women

9th World Indigenous Women and Wellness Conference:

The Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation will proudly host the 9th World Indigenous Women and Wellness Conference from Sunday 22nd August to Wednesday 25 August, 2010.

We welcome all people who are interested in or concerned with Indigenous women and wellness to get involved in the conference. We particularly encourage the participation of Indigenous women. Its inspiring to see aboriginal communities like this mob doing real on the ground work to innovate culture, im all for community, promotion and teaching our cultures to the public and children. The conference has some great themes along the lines thier words here:

To achieve our goal, we have five interconnected themes for paper and poster presentations by academics, practitioners, leaders and elders.  These are:

Healthy Communities:

Managing alcohol and drugs; Housing for health and wellbeing;  Caring for country; Arts and culture; Homelessness;  Relating to other cultural groups; Overcoming trauma.

Strong Families

Community connections; Engaging youth; Positive parenting; The role of the contemporary Indigenous man, woman and elder; Respecting elders; Violence and relationships; Leadership; Community concepts.

Traditional healing and health

Traditional healers and bush tukka; Belief systems; The role of Western medicine; Mental health.

Law and Justice

Sovereign rights; Political rights and self determination; Traditional and mainstream law working together;Incarceration and recidivism; Human rights; Displacement and migration; Interventions

Education, training and enterprise

Educating mainstream; Bilingual learning; Economic independence; Good education; Working for family/community.

If your interested in the conference or attending then head over to their website and get the full details, conference bookings, co-ordinator and program details are all there. Enjoy