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Heal Country: Custodians of Country

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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: 

  • Cathy Eatock
    • IPO’s partnership with Better Futures & aim of developing Indigenous priorities for COP 26
  • Pastor Ray Minniecon
    • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Chris Bonney
    • Ngarrindjeri Dreaming on Sustainability
  • Bruce Pascoe
    • 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: 

July 05, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Sydney time)
Cathryn Eatock · · 0431 323 622