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As a national organisation, we acknowledge the traditional owners of the land across Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. Our office is located on the lands of the Wurundjeri peoples. The conference will be held on the lands of the Larrakia Nation.

    THE LOWITJA iNSTITUTE

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS HEALTH AND WELLBEING CONFERENCE 

FIRST NATIONS SOLUTIONS FOR GLOBAL CHANGE 

THINKING  

SPEAKING  

BEING 

18-20 JUNE 2019, DARWIN, AUSTRALIA 

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call for abstracts 

Abstract Themes 

The conference program will have three streams Thinking Speaking Being under which we will explore six themes (click on theme to expand):

Presentation formats 

  • Individual oral presentations of 15min + 5min Q & A 

  • Joint oral presentations of 15min + 5min Q & A 

  • Interactive workshops - 60 minutes 

  • Lightning talks - 5min +5min Q & A 

  • Posters

The call for abstracts is now closed.

If you have submitted an abstract you can review through the abstracts portal using the link below. 

If you have questions please contact Josh on conference@lowitja.org.au.

sovereignty of our wellbeing 

This theme seeks to address the ways that First Nations people can celebrate and improve sovereignty over our wellbeing. This can be interpreted as concepts such as agency and control, access to services, and First Nations leadership.

  1. Thinking – What are the ways that we can understand and value how Indigenous peoples think, investigate, and build knowledge about sovereignty in relation to wellbeing?

  2. Speaking – What are effective ways to share and translate our knowledge about sovereignty over our wellbeing and measure impact?

  3. Being – What are the calls to actions and solutions to strengthen sovereignty over our wellbeing for the benefit of Indigenous peoples and the world?

resistance, justice and community development 

 

This theme seeks to address the ways that First Nations people can disrupt and resist the negative factors within the justice system with the goal of strong and thriving communities.

  1. Thinking – What are the ways that we can understand and value how Indigenous peoples think, investigate, and build knowledge about interactions with the justice system and the relationship with community development approaches?

  2. Speaking – What are effective ways to share and translate our knowledge about resistance, justice and community development and measure its impact?

  3. Being - What are the calls to actions and solutions in relation to resistance, justice and community development?

living a good life 

This theme seeks to address the ways that First Nations people define, build knowledge, advocate and undertake actions that contribute to living a good life. 

  1. Thinking – What are the ways that we can understand and value how Indigenous peoples think, investigate, and build knowledge about living a good life?

  2. Speaking – What are effective ways to share and translate our knowledge about living a good life and measure its impact?

  3. Being – What are the calls to actions and solutions that contribute to living a good life the benefit of Indigenous peoples and the world?

technology and data 

This theme seeks to address the ways that First Nations peoples lead technological innovation that maximises technology and data in research and service delivery and enables effective and timely knowledge translation that benefit Indigenous people’s health and wellbeing.

  1. Thinking – What are the ways that we can understand and value how Indigenous peoples think, investigate, and build knowledge through technology?

  2. Speaking – What are effective ways to utilise technology to share and translate our knowledge and measure its impact for strong health and wellbeing?

  3. Being – What are the calls to actions and solutions for the benefit of Indigenous peoples that can be strengthen through technology?

environment, country, belonging 

This theme seeks to address the questions below on First Nations peoples’ relationship and belonging to environment and country for strong health and wellbeing, and the way belonging, environment and country is reflected and strengthened through knowledge translation.

  1. Thinking – What are the ways that we can understand and value how Indigenous peoples think, investigate, and build knowledge about belonging, country and environment?

  2. Speaking – What are effective ways to share and translate our knowledge in relation to belonging, environment, and country and measure its impact?

  3. Being – What are the calls to actions and solutions that draw on belonging, country and environment for the benefit of Indigenous peoples and the world?

Intergenerational investment 

This theme seeks to address the questions below on First Nations peoples’ relationships with each other across generations. This includes the way knowledge is created, updated and passed on from one generation to another for strong health and wellbeing.

  1. Thinking – What are the ways that we can understand and value how Indigenous peoples think, investigate, and build knowledge across generations?

  2. Speaking – What are effective ways effective ways to share and translate our knowledge and measure its impact across generations?

  3.  Being – What are the calls to actions and proposed solutions to strengthen intergenerational investment for the benefit of Indigenous peoples and the world?