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Heal Country: Healing our Waterways

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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 second in the series, Healing our Waterways, is Chaired by Dr Virginia Marshall. Speakers include: 

  • Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth
    • Aboriginal & environmental rights to water
  • Gadrian Hoosan
    • The impact of fracking in the Northern Territory
  • Dr Anne Poelina
    • Defending the Fitzroy River
  • Bunna Lawrie
    • The threat of uranium to the Artesian Basin

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 06, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Sydney time)
Cathryn Eatock ·