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The Lowitja Institute Supporting First Nation People’s Solutions Concerning Global Change

Thursday 20th June / presented by Nick Abraham Jim Morrison

The International conference of Indigenous Health and Well-being is a three day conference held in Darwin, Australia and ran by the Lowitja Institute. It is seen as a safe-space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to connect, share and discuss the knowledges and values concerning the First nations people to find solutions for global change.

Through the theme of Thinking Speaking Being; the institute invites over 750 delegates from all over the world to participate in  discussions over the futures concerning Indigenous people as well as their contributions to the planet's well-being. Other important points discussed over the three days included highlighting the importance of language, enabling empowerment and cultural strength into individual, family and community identity; reflecting and focusing on solutions and benefits for communities on their terms, encouraging ways of thinking and ways of interaction and sharing knowledge; and lastly reminding delegates to highlight the First Nation peoples role in leading change, and to showcase Indigenous solutions.

side note: the Lowitja Institute is named after the woman partly responsible for leading these conferences - Louis O'Donoghue - Loowitja being the Aboriginal translation for Louis

Moorditj Mag co-host Nick Abraham was flying solo today in the studio today due to Jim Morrison being up attending the conference - so we gave him a ring so he could inform us all about the on-goings that are happening up there...

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