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National Talkblack 300522

We had:

Aunty Flo Watson OAM, on the First Nations Advisory Panel for the Know your country campaign talking about Reconciliation needs a brave approach to First Nations education. The call comes as Be Brave. Make Change is the theme of National Reconciliation Week, and following an ALP Federal Government election pledge that will put 60 First Nations Educators in primary schools.

Jodi Cowdery, Charles Darwin University Northern Institute PhD candidate talking about investigating the barriers and low numbers of First Nations women working in mine sites in the Territory. Jodi is seeking to understand why there is a disproportionately low number of First Nations women in the mining industry in the Northern Territory and to better understand their experiences.

Eva Scheerlinck, CEO of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, talking about Indigenous super group to lobby government on recognition of kinship structures. The Indigenous Superannuation Working Group (ISWG) will lobby the new Federal Government to ensure it reprioritises the recognition of kinship structures in Indigenous communities for the purposes of superannuation beneficiary benefits priority.

Uncle Rod O’Brien, Cultural Advisor at the The University of Adelaide talking about portrait honours Aboriginal leader. As part of National Reconciliation Week, a new portrait has been unveiled in the Barr Smith Library of Uncle Rodney (Rod) O’Brien. Displayed for the first time, the portrait of Uncle Rod is the centrepiece of the Face to Face: Embracing Portraiture exhibition. The portrait captures him standing next to the Wangu Pole sculpture at the Kaurna Learning Circle, on the University’s North Terrace campus.

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