When the threat of COVID-19 became fully apparent last year, First Peoples health organisations across Australia swung quickly into action to prevent devastating effects in their communities.
Tag: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Finding herself in need of inspiration and direction, proud Palyku woman, Brook O’Donnell signed up for Oxfam’s Straight Talk Summit. She returned with that, and so much more.
Torres Strait Islanders have contributed almost nothing to the causes of climate change, but are being hit first and hardest by its impacts. We visited the archipelago earlier this month to meet with communities and hear their experiences.
As notable Indigenous representatives met in Uluru last week they delivered a statement from the heart: “In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard.” And as these inspiring quotes by influential Indigenous leaders show, it’s time the government listened.
How you are joining forces with people who share the belief that no-one should live in poverty, to empower communities to build better lives for themselves.
After tackling his own mental health issues, Cormach Evans is now determined to improve the health and wellbeing of other Indigenous men in the Geelong community – through sport.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are faced with disproportionate rates of preventable disease, injury and mental health challenges. It’s unacceptable. It’s time to Close the Gap!
Kelly Langford, an Indigenous medical student, witnessed the heartbreaking burden of diabetes in her community and was inspired to take action.
Sol Bellear, a Land Rights legend and a pioneer of Aboriginal media, sports legal and health services, says that nothing now matters as much to him as overcoming heart disease amongst Aboriginal men.
For Geoffrey Leeson, his 120km treck along the Larapinta Trail was about much more than the physical challenge and taking in the beautiful scenery. It was for a cause very close to his heart.