National Talkblack 180722

National Talkblack 180722

We had:

Dr. Joel Wenitong, General Practitioner talking about the National Bowel Cancer Campaign launch. National Bowel Cancer campaign for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people launched Monday 11 July. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of bowel screening and increase participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. The Australian Government program provides people aged 50-74 years with a free bowel cancer screening test every two years.

Robby Wirramanda, talking about new Netflix doco sheds light on art’s healing power for Indigenous prisoners. Narrated by Elder uncle Jack Charles, the documentary analyses and humanises the over-representation of Indigenous Australians in prison. Robby is one of the subjects in the documentary, he is a former champion fighter who reconnected with his passion for art, during his 6.5 year prison sentence for drug trafficking

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