2016 World Indigenous Men's and Women's Conference

@JCU 2016 World Indigenous Men's and Women's Conference

NEWS LETTER FOR APRIL 2016 WORLD INDIGENOUS MEN'S & WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

ICS Australia collated inspiring First Nations keynote speakers for its 2016 Indigenous Conferences in South Australia

Indigenous Conference Services launches its global Indigenous conferences for this year, three of which shall takes place in Adelaide South Australia, one in the Gold Coast, two in Cairns Queensland and two in Sydney. The overwhelming response of the Call for Papers clearly indicates the deep interests of organizations and individuals working in the field of Indigenous services to improve First Nations peoples’ wellbeing. With this in mind, we have great pleasure in announcing the high calibre of keynote speakers and great depth of workshop presenters from within Indigenous communities around the world.

2016 Global Indigenous Men’s Conference | Stamford Hotel Glenelg, Adelaide | September 12-14, 2016

Among the keynote speakers are Jack Bulman, a Muthi Muthi man from South Western NSW, CEO of Mibbinbah – a Health Promotion Charity for Indigenous Males with Dr. Rick Hayes, a university lecturer and co-founder of Mibbinbah. Similarly the President of the Men’s Health Forum NSW Inc. and Vice President of the Australian Men’s Health Forum Inc., the national peak body for improving male health, Greg Millan; world renown Aboriginal artists from Daguragu, Kalkarindji, Pidgeon Hill and Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, Eddie Janama Kitching; Director of Aboriginal Health NSLHD and Gomeroi man from north-western NSW, Clinical Associate Professor Peter Shine; Dean McLaren & Gavin Kelly of Nyugumba Aboriginal Men’s Programs and Kup-poon-dee Men's Service; Prof. Norman Sheehan, Gnibi – College of Indigenous Australian Peoples Southern Cross University; Jermane Herbohn of First Nations Rainforest peoples form Kuranda and Black Duck Dreaming project lead and Helmut Rohde + Partners managing partner, Helmut Rohde are among the inspiring guest speakers for this year’s Indigenous Men’s Conference.

2016 World Indigenous Women’s Conference | Stamford Hotel Glenelg, Adelaide | September 12-14, 2016

This year’s conference will bring together First Nations women speakers namely Terabalang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng and Kabi Kabi Elder, Chaplain and IWC Board of Director, Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian; Metis activists and human rights advocates, Muriel Venne & Rachelle Venne, founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW); Dr. Nina Sivertsen, university lecturer and Indigenous Sea-Sámi Nurse from Northern Norway; Hon. Linda Burney, the first Aboriginal Australian to be elected to the NSW Parliament and a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation; Regina Richardson, a Yamatji woman of the Amangu group in the mid-west region of Western Australia; Susan Moylan-Coombs, Founder & Director of Leader for Change from Woolwonga and Gurindji in the Northern Territory; Eliza Pross, Leader for Change Consultant and is a Gaimariagal resident, and Yuin/Palawa woman from Southern NSW and Tasmania; Wendy Watego, Co-Founder and National Program Director of STARS Institute of Learning and Leadership; Luita Casey, an Aboriginal Women's Health Nurse; Leann Bonner,            Indigenous and CALD  Project Officer of DonateLife South Australia; Caryn Walsh, CEO of Pure Magic International Business Solutions and Carol Vale, Managing Director of Murawin Consultancy amongst others.

Global Indigenous SAY NO to Family & Domestic Violence Conference | Stamford Hotel Glenelg| Sept. 12-14, 2016

More than 50% of the featured speakers for this year’s conference are from community based organizations from grassroots First Nations’ communities in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Uncle Steve Gadlabarti Goldsmith, traditional owner and Kaurna Elder and Taylor Power- Smith welcome all conference delegations to country. Among the featured national and international keynote speakers are Hon. Zoe Bettison, Minister for Status of Women          SA Government; Trudy Lavallee, Executive Director of Ikwe Widdjiitiwin  crisis shelter in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Brandy Kane, Manager of Indigenous Battered Women's Support Services in Vancouver; Aboriginal Artist, Judith-Rose Thomas and Nell Kuilenburg, Development & Research Manager of the Salvation Army Tasmania; Rita Butera, CEO of Women’s Health Victoria; Jenny Munro, CEO of Mudgin-gal Aboriginal Women's Centre; Terabalang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng and Kabi Kabi Elder and IWC Board of Director,Dr Andrew Ramsay, GP Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Noarlunga Hospital and manager for the Peace Education Program; Managing Director of Murawin Consultancy, Carol Vale with Ms Hetty Johnston, Founder and CEO of Bravehearts; Libby Davies, CEO White Ribbon and Director of Aboriginal Health NSLHD and Gomeroi man from north-western NSW, Clinical Associate Professor Peter Shine are among the empowering speakers for the 5th Global Indigenous Domestic & Family Violence Conference this year.

It is encouraging to see both government and non-government organizations participating in choosing the agenda and as delegates as well. For after all, these conferences are about sharing of information on successful Indigenous programs implemented all throughout the world and provide unique interagency networking at a global level.

We encourage anyone interested in attending any of the conferences to register early as numbers are filling fast! To register, or for more information, visit www.indigenousconferences.com