The five-part Cultural Determinants of Health Series, a partnership between the Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation and Karabena Consulting, explores a holistic definition of Aboriginal health as encompassing the wellbeing of the whole community.
Webinar 1 – a framework for action – explored a framework for Social and Emotional Wellbeing, as well as themes related to questions of strategy, governance, tools and capacity building.
Facilitated by: Professor Kerry Arabena, Managing Director Karabena Consultancy
Webinar 1 panelists:
- Wes Morris, Coordinator, Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC)
- Professor Pat Dudgeon, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia
- Richard Weston, Deputy Children’s Guardian for Aboriginal Children and Young People
- Joanne Atkinson, Manager, Koori Courts
If you missed the webinar – filmed on 23 April 2021 – you can catch up now with the video recording.
Register for webinar 2 – connection to land and Country
21 April 2021
12pm to 1:30pm
Relationships to land and Country are complex and interrelated. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ laws and customs and ways of knowing and being in the world are intimately connected to the land and waters.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples believe that ancestral beings created landscapes and geographic features, as well as human society and the languages and customs for living. These spirits remain in the landscape, the sky and the waters — their life-giving and sustaining powers still exist within each living thing to this day.
Connection to land and Country respects values, places, resources, stories and cultural obligations associated with that area and its features. It describes the entirety of ancestral domains. Connection to land and Country is therefore essential to the continued cultural survival of Indigenous Australians as well as their economic and social development.
Topics discussed will include:
- qualitative research on Aboriginal peoples’ relationship to their traditional land
- disciplines that illuminate an understanding of the significance of contact with the natural world
- measures that assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ to acquire, reclaim, and/or manage land in a way that enhances social, cultural, spiritual, economic and environmental wellbeing
- cultural and intellectual property and heritage rights invested in traditional knowledge
- ceremony and everyday cultural praxis
If you cannot make the live session, a link to the webinar recording will be made available.