Revisiting Aboriginal Wellbeing – a Celebration of Regional Partnerships


Revisiting Aboriginal Wellbeing – a Celebration of Regional Partnerships will bring you practical stories of a growing community of non-Aboriginal and local Aboriginal communities working in partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people living in North Coast NSW.


The two-day program will invite you to explore a large range of North Coast NSW poster presentations while networking with others working towards better health for Aboriginal communities.

Revisiting Aboriginal Wellbeing is based on the principle belief that Indigenous health must be approached from a holistic view, which encompasses body, mind and spirit. This regional showcase will be based on culturally responsive partnerships based on the themes of:

  • Connection to land or country
  • Connection to spirituality and ancestors
  • Connection to family, kinship and community
  • Connection to mind and body

Listen to and reflect upon the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, artists, early childhood educators, consultants, health and social care providers, community service and community program leaders.  Draw from, nourish and build relationships and gain practical, culturally inclusive strategies to write into your everyday practice.

REGISTER BEFORE 31 JANUARY 2020 and attend both days, plus the dinner for just $125!

Revisiting Aboriginal Wellbeing is an event for:

  • Government Departments and Agencies 
  • Public and Private Healthcare Providers 
  • Local Health Districts 
  • Primary Health Networks 
  • Community-Controlled and Allied Health Services 
  • Not-for-Profit Organisations 
  • Aboriginal Corporations and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations 
  • Health & Land Councils and Associations
  • Education providers/researchers

Speakers include:

  • Rod Williams, Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian People
  • Kutcha Edwards, Indigenous Singer and Songwriter (KEYNOTE)
  • Julie Sturgess, CEO, North Coast Primary Health Network
  • Nicole Turner, Director, Indigenous Allied Health Australia
  • Karl Briscoe, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association

Accommodation available at Angourie Resort on request. Phone (02) 6646 8600 to arrange.

Revisiting Aboriginal Wellbeing (RAW) Facilitator

Professor Kerry Arabena

Chair of Indigenous Health and Director of Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit at the University of Melbourne.


A descendant of the Meriam people from the Torres Strait, Kerry’s work has brought her to the forefront of Indigenous affairs in Australia. A former social worker with a Doctorate in Environmental Science, Kerry has held senior positions including Chair of Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne, Executive Director of First 1000 Days Australia, CEO of the Lowitja Institute, and Director of Indigenous Health Research at Monash University.

Kerry has recently developed a cultural determinants of health framework with a view to building practical and applicable solutions into the next iteration of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Implementation Plan.


The RAW series is delivered in partnership with: 


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