Perth events: Cultural ways of responding to alcohol and other drug use + Working together makes us stronger

Perth and WA Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory:

Click on the links for details of the events ...

Event: 2 May 2014: Alfred Cove, Perth, WA
Women's Council Aboriginal family violence training
"The Women's Council for Domestic and Family
Violence Services WA is organising this training.
... This year, the Council is offering the opportunity
to hear from some inspirational Aboriginal women
speak about violence in the community once more.
... This training will address historical, legal, political
and personal issues in relation to family violence
faced within Aboriginal families and communities."
Speakers include:
* Oriel Green
* Dorinda Cox
* Kirby Bentley
* Tammy Solonec
* Victoria Hovane
Event details:

Events: various times during 2014: various locations around Australia
SNAICC Training Workshops will be held Nationally in 2014 -
Through Young Black Eyes & Working and Walking Together
SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
Expressions of interest forms and flyers are available from the SNAICC training page:
"The workshops are:
* Through Young Black Eyes Workshops-
a comprehensive set of resources to assist communities or
organisations to run workshops about family violence,
child abuse and neglect, and develop child-safe communities,
all of which can be adapted to suit local community needs.
* Working and Walking Together -
FRSA and SNAICC together offer unique cultural competence
training tailored to the family and relationships services sector.
The two-day workshop is for people and organisations who
wish to develop culturally appropriate professional practice
and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families."
"SNAICC is hosting Through Young Black Eyes workshops in the following regions:
* Brisbane, QLD (March 2014)
* Broome, WA (May 2014) - TBC
* Adelaide, SA (June 2014)
* Hobart, TAS (June 2014) - TBC"
Event details:
'Through Young Black Eyes' Event details:
'Working and Walking Together' Event details:
Event details:

New Event: 6 May 2014: Perth, WA
Cultural ways of responding to AOD [alcohol and other drug]
and injecting drug use in Aboriginal communities
Organised by Drug and Alcohol Office (DAO) of Western Australia
"Topics presented will cover culturally secure AOD models,
impacts of colonisation and effective cultural communication.
This training is suitable for health professionals working
with Aboriginal people, families and communities.
Aboriginal workers are encouraged to attend."
Event details:

New Event: 8 May 2014: Perth, WA
Working together makes us stronger:
understanding the conditions for deepening relationships and
engagement between mental health and drug and alcohol
service providers and Nyoongar peoples
"Thirteen organisations from the mental health and AOD service
sectors have made a commitment to work constructively with a
group of 15 Nyoongar Elders to change work practices to
markedly improve service provision for Nyoongar families
living with mental health and AOD issues in the area. This is a
positive story of engagement and new ways of working."
Event details:

New Event: 4 June 2014: Perth, WA
Ways of working with Aboriginal people - Part 2
"This training is part of the Strong spirit strong mind training
program provided by the Drug and Alcohol Office (DAO) of
Western Australia. To attend Part 2 training, participants
are required to have attended Ways of working with
Aboriginal people - Part 1. ... This training is suitable for
workers who have Aboriginal clients: individuals and
families. Aboriginal workers are encouraged to attend."
Registration applications close 20 May 2014
Event details:

Event: 5 - 6 July 2014: Perth, WA
Aboriginal Health Conference 2014
Strong commitments - healthy communities
Venue: Parmelia Hilton Perth
"Developing strong commitments to improve the
health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in rural
and remote communities."
"Rural Health West invites you to one of Western
Australia's leading Aboriginal Health Conferences
to be held in Perth from the 5 - 6 July 2014."
"The conference theme 'Strong commitments
- healthy communities' will be addressed through
presentations, clinical updates, practical workshops,
hands-on concurrent sessions and case study
learning opportunities that are professionally accredited
and delivered by expert specialists and speakers."
Event details:
Event details:
Event details:

Event: 23 - 25 September 2014: Perth, WA
Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
16th national conference:
The theme of the conference is 'Embrace the difference within our people'
Event details:
Event summary:
Event summary:

Event: 14-17 September 2015: Perth, WA
6th SNAICC National Conference
SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal & Islander Child Care
"The SNAICC National Conference will now be held every two years and
we hope you can lock in 14 to 17 September 2015 dates into your
2-year plan and look forward to our Perth conference as much as we are."
"This year's [2013] conference was our largest to date attracting over
1100 registrants who had the opportunity to participate in a diverse
program of over 70 con-current sessions that covered a wide range of topics
addressing the needs of Aboriginal ad Torres Strait Islander children and families."
Event details:
2013 post-conference report online:

See also:

Creative Spirits: Aboriginal calendar
"When you look at the events which are significant to
Aboriginal people you’ll notice that their recent history
is one of a fight for rights, land and recognition.
It is also a history of sadness, loss and denial."

All screenings of 'Utopia'

Sovereign Union Community Gatherings

SNAICC News and Events

Australian Human Rights Commission Events

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - Conferences, workshops and events

- - -

WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

About WGAR News:

Subscription to 'WGAR News' is free.

'WGAR News' monitors the media, including alternative media, focusing on:

* the Australian Federal government intervention into Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal communities;
* the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies;
* Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody;
* Aboriginal land rights and mining;
* Suicide and self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities;
* Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing;
* other Aboriginal rights issues; and
* upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia.

'WGAR News' gives priority to grassroots Aboriginal voices and grassroots voices in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples' rights.

The role of 'WGAR News' is to facilitate the voices of others, and as such, 'WGAR News' rarely writes its own articles.

'WGAR News' publishes information and opinions from a wide range of sources.
These opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of WGAR.

The e-newsletters include media releases, opinion pieces, news items, audio, videos and events.

Subscribers can expect to receive about 7 e-newsletters each week.

To subscribe, email and include the words "subscribe WGAR News" in the message header.

To unsubscribe, email and include the words "unsubscribe WGAR News" in the message header.

Sample WGAR News e-newsletters:

WGAR events postings:

WGAR background info web-pages:

WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)