As the clip below shows, the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) centred cultural events and discussions in their professional development conference yesterday on Yugambeh country at the Gold Coast.
Watch the pictorial overview featuring Yugambeh dancers and Welcome to Country, and presentations by: Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt (via video); Karen Cook, director of the innovation and reform section of the Federal Health Department; Dr Chris Sarra, Director of Strong Smart Solutions; and Dr Ruth De Souza, speaking on cultural safety in a digital world.
The highlights clip also features an impromptu dance session (kicking off De Souza’s presentation), and some of the many workshops – including a meditation session with the drumming Dr Danielle Arabena, and others on birthing on country, doing research, eye care, iconography and writing for publication.
And, of course, the #CATSINaM17 selfies…
Stay tuned for stories from the conference to be published in coming days.
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