In recent weeks, Croakey has published a series of articles from the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference, which was held on the Larrakia Nation in Darwin with the theme: ‘Thinking, Speaking, Being: First Nations Solutions for Global Change’.
We are wrapping up the Croakey Conference News Service coverage of #LowitjaConf2019 with articles compiling tweets from some of the presentations that we have not previously covered. Below are some tweets from Day 3, when the program theme was “Being”.
This is the final instalment of our coverage, which includes stories and 19 video interviews that you can watch at this playlist.
Also watch this video below produced for the Lowitja Institute summarising the discussions from Day 3.
Dr Abhay Bang
Founder director of SEARCH (Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health), Gadchiroli.
He was Chairman of the Expert Committee on Tribal Health, Government of India (2013-2018), which recently produced the first comprehensive report – Tribal Health in India : Bridging Gap and Roadmap for the Future.
Chelsea Bond, Condy Canuto, Bryan Mukandi, and Jon Willis from University of Queensland; Karla Brady, Jake Foster and Uncle Shane Coghill from Inala Wangarra
Turning into a new man: Urban Indigenous masculinity and The Inala Wangarra Rites of Passage Case Study
Elizabeth Ervine and Caine Carroll from Aboriginal Housing Office
Services OUR Way – respectful support and service collaboration to ensure positive health and wellbeing outcomes
Tamara Butler from Menzies School of Health Research
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s wellbeing: A comprehensive literature review
Panel discussion on “Being”
Being Indigenous – what does this mean? Our ways of being can be contested, and they can be empowering.
Panellists will explore mindfulness and action, the role of the collective, and ways of acting on research findings. How can we be leaders of global change? Panellists: Ms Jody Currie, Associate Professor Chelsea Bond, Mr Bruce Blankenfeld. Chair: Dr Kerry Arabena
Sarah Fraser and Associate Professor Tamara Mackean from Flinders University
Considering difference: Clinician reports of providing equal and equitable burns care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
Amunda Gorey and Danielle Woods from Central Australian Aboriginal Council
Aremella Arratyenye-ileme – Doing It Right: The Aboriginal community’s voice and choice in a multimedia approach to sharing health research knowledge in Central Australia
Jo Wapling and Taylah Church from Menzies School of Health Research
Enabling a traditional Australian medicinal plants agribusiness
Martina Kamaka from the Department of Native Hawai’ian Health John A Burns School Of Medicine University of Hawai’I & Meleanna Aluli Meyer, an Independent Filmmaker, Educator and Visual Artist
Using the arts and humanities to address cultural trauma and health disparities in a medical curriculum
Awards and prizes
Details of the awards and recipients can be found here.
Selfies and snaps
Feedback and reflections
The 19 video interviews conducted by Croakey during the conference had a total of 4,970 views via Periscope and YouTube, as of 5 August 2019.
Symplur analytics show that 1,707 Twitter accounts sent 12,625 tweets using the conference hashtag, creating 95.6 million Twitter impressions, between 17 June and 10 July. The conference hashtag trended nationally throughout the event.
Summer May Finlay and Marie McInerney covered the #LowitjaConf2019 for the Croakey Conference News Service. Bookmark this link to see all of the articles.