Tourism Australia Head of Indigenous Aff

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

New initiative to support improved healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 

[supplied by Teresa Mullan]

Electronic packs may include video-based patient stories, fact sheets, apps and tools on a range of health and wellness topics, prepared and adapted according to the patient’s health literacy levels and are being sent by email or text to improve their integrated care and chronic disease self-management.

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Qld police defend racism claim in death in custody of Aunty Sherry

[George Roberts, ABC]

The protest was organised in response to the death of 49-year-old Aunty Sherry Tilberoo, an Indigenous woman who was found unresponsive in a cell at the Brisbane watch house last week.

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CRAFT

Marine debris turned into stunning woven baskets  

[supplied by CDU]

The online weaving workshop was run by CDU PhD alumni Aly de Groote and artists from Groote Eylandt’s Anindilyakwa Arts, where students were taught how to craft baskets using discarded fishing “ghost” nets, other ocean debris and bush dyed textiles. 

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PFAS leads to fears about Wreck Bay Aboriginal community drinking water

[Jessica Clifford, ABC]

Local Indigenous community leader James Williams said Wreck Bay residents were deeply concerned since the Department of Defence identified PFAS — synthetic chemicals that were used in firefighting foam for decades — had contaminated waterways in 2016.

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