The fast-approaching 2012 National Indigenous Health Conference: Many Pathways, One Outcome, designed to bring together government and non-government agencies working in the field of Indigenous health, announces two great additions to its more than seventy percent grassroots community programs in the conference agenda.
International speakers from the First Nations Aboriginal People of Canada & Maori guest speakers from New Zealand are invited to share their successful programs during the conference scheduled on the 5th– 7th of December 2012 at Watermark Hotel in the Gold Coast.
As the conference has been centered around the sharing of information, increasing network and access to programs, what a great opportunity it will be to have these four great international speakers from other Indigenous cultures freely sharing their ideas, experiences and programs at the event. This is not to say these programs would be ideal for your service nor your community but it will provide yourself and your organization the opportunity to broaden the scope of your boundaries within your service delivery.
Furthermore during the course of selecting the papers, it has become evident that programs and presentations are develop from the heart and in several cases drawn from the speaker’s own personal battles and experiences in living with indigenous health issues as well as overcoming diversity in life, in general.
Additional guest speakers coming from all walks of life, both non-Indigenous and Indigenous Health Professionals as well as grassroots community members are willing and happy to share their journey in tackling Indigenous Health issues:
Dr. Steve Hambleton, MBBS FAMA, President, Australian Medical Association
Carrie Martin, B.A., B.S.W., Mi’gmaq Woman – First Nations Aboriginal Woman from Listuguj, Canada
Holistic Health Coordinator of Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal
Doris Peltier, First Nations Aboriginal Woman from Wikwemikong First Nations on Manitoulin Island, Publicly Disclosed Aboriginal HIV-Positive
Bob Davis, CEO of Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation in Broken Hill
Philip & Edward Morrissey, Academic Coordinator, Faculty of Arts University of Melbourne
Steve & Elissa Renouf, Australian Rugby League identity founded Diabete-Ezy with wife, Elissa to help four of their children and Steve manage living with Type 1 diabetes
Raymond Nean, Program Coordinator Consortium of Neighbourhood Centre Brighter Futures Program
With the quality of both papers and programs put forward to be included in the conference agenda, numbers are filling fast and vacancies are limited. Hence, we encourage anyone who wishes to attend the conference to register as soon as possible.
We have structured our registration in such a way that will save organization’s money while at the same time providing a great forum for frank and open discussion. We’ve also negotiated a special conference rate that can only be availed by registered delegates booking their hotel rooms direct at Watermark Hotel, using the booking code NIHC.