National TalkBlack 200622

National TalkBlack 200622

We had:

Dr Kiarna Brown, Northern Territory Lead of the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance, talking about Healthcare key to avoiding pain of pre-term baby heartbreak for First Nations parents. The rate of stillborn and neonatal deaths for Australian First Nations babies is vastly disproportionate to that of non-First Nations babies.…/…

Joe Williams, former NRL player and boxer, talking about honouring our mental health heroes. Despite his successful career, Joe battled the majority of his life with suicidal ideation and bipolar disorder. After a suicide attempt in 2012, he felt his purpose was to help people who struggle with mental illness through his foundation The Enemy Within.

Zoe Cassim, Programs Manager at The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, talking about Children’s books bring traditional language lessons to Fitzroy Crossing youth. Purlka ngamaji Kakaji tells the story of a family finding a large goanna on their hunting trip, teaching their young ones to leave the animal to lay her eggs and be patience so her babies can grow and be hunted later on.

Shane Howard, Australian Singer, talking about Goanna Band to play Cairns as part of ‘Spirit of Place’ 40th Anniversary Tour, this Saturday June 25th.

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