To celebrate National NAIDOC Week, the Indigenous Peoples’ Organisation Australia and Better Futures Australia are hosting a free webinar series — Heal Country, Heal Climate. Join this critical dialogue among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to explore climate change impacts and solutions, from Monday 5 - Friday 9 July.
The first in the series, Custodians of Country, is Chaired by Cathy Eatock. Speakers include:
- IPO’s partnership with Better Futures & aim of developing Indigenous priorities for COP 26
Pastor Ray Minniecon
- Acknowledgement of Country
- Ngarrindjeri Dreaming on Sustainability
- Lessons from Aboriginal Culture
Pastor Ray Minniecon
- Giving a voice to Mob
Dr Virginia Marshall
- Community input into decision making & ‘Free Prior & Informed Consent’
Panelists will explore ways of collectively looking after country and taking ownership of our collective futures.
Discussions aim to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander climate change priorities that will inform an action plan to be advocated for during this year’s global climate change negotiations.
These discussions also aim to raise awareness of the national treasure we share in the world’s oldest living Indigenous culture, and facilitate the exchange of unique Indigenous land and water knowledge systems to inform Australia’s climate change response.
Indigenous participants will be invited to attend a workshop to follow this series to further refine the priorities to take to the global climate change negotiations, COP26, in November 2021.
Note: this is an online event.
Click on the dates below to register for further webinars in the series:
- Monday 5 July 6:00-7:30 pm AEST | Custodians of Country — Chaired by Cathy Eatock
- Tuesday 6 July 6:00-7:30 pm AEST | Healing our Waterways — Chaired by Dr Virginia Marshall
- Wednesday 7 July, 6:00-7:30 pm AEST | Healing our Lands — Chaired by Karrina Nolan & Dr Virginia Marshall
- Thursday 8 July, 6:00-7:30 pm AEST | Community Healing — Chaired by Pastor Ray Minniecon
- Friday 9 July, 6:00-7:30 pm AEST | Pursuing Global Justice — Chaired by Cathy Eatock