“Identity, knowledge and strength.” These are the themes for the first international conference convened by the Lowitja Institute, and they were in full display during opening formalities in Melbourne today and last night.
Journalist Marie McInerney will provide detailed reporting from the conference in forthcoming articles, but in the meantime, here are some tweets from the Welcome Ceremonies last night and the Welcome to Country this morning, as well as from presentations by Dr Lowitja O’Donohue and Minister Ken Wyatt.
At the bottom of this post are the beginnings of a “Wall of Selfies” – which we will continue to update during the conference. Also make sure to watch the video interviews.
Welcome to Country
Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue
Federal Minister Ken Wyatt
Evening welcoming ceremony
Watch this interview to learn more about the significance of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s fight for their country.
Wall of selfies
Trending before morning tea, day one
• Marie McInerney and Summer May Finlay are reporting from #LowitjaConf2016 for the Croakey Conference News Service – via Twitter, Periscope and here.
• Bookmark this link to track the coverage.