As previously reported, key thinkers on climate change and its impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people recently came together for a virtual roundtable meeting, hosted by the Lowitja Institute in partnership with the National Health Leadership Forum and the Climate and Health Alliance.
The Croakey Conference News Service will be publishing articles and a podcast from the event, but in the meantime, here is how the discussions unfolded on Twitter at #IndigenousClimateJustice21.
Pat Anderson, Chair of the Lowitja Institute, and the Institute’s CEO Dr Janine Mohamed launched the discussions and gave Acknowledgement of Country.
Participants heard from Dr Veronica Matthews from the University of Sydney and Amba-Rose Atkinson about the findings of the discussion paper (read more here). Uncle Norman Jupurrurla Frank from the Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation at Tennant Creek spoken of the health impacts of extreme heat.
Participants heard from Vanessa Davis from the Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation in Alice Springs.Dr Rhys Jones, a Māori public health physician from the University of Auckland, presented on decolonial approaches to planetary health.
Hayley McQuire described the work of the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition.
Amelia Telford from Seed Mob called for funding support for organisations working to protect Country. Artists Allirra Moore and Julia Curtis illustrated the discussions.
Follow the Twitter list here.
On Twitter, 233 participants at the hashtag sent 1,200 tweets, creating 12.55 million Twitter impressions, according to Symplur analytics for the period 19-27 October. Read the Twitter transcript here.
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On Twitter, follow #IndigenousClimateJustice21 and follow this Twitter list to stay in touch with participants.
This article is published as part of the #HealthyCOP26 series, produced in partnership between Croakey Health Media and the Climate and Health Alliance.