Thursday 9 July 2020
Celebrating our nurses and midwives
Yarning with Sherry Holzapfel and Kirsty Leo
This year we are celebrating “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” and would like to acknowledge the vital role our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses play in the public and community health sectors. Nurses and Midwives are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers, fathers, children and families, giving lifesaving immunisations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting every day essential health needs. Often Nurses and Midwives are the first and only point of care in their communities. During our virtual NAIDOC celebrations, we are joined with Sherry Holzapfel, Director of the Metro North Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Team (A&TSILT) and Kirsty Leo, Manager of Data, Research and Clinical Governance within the A&TSILT.
Friday 10 July 2020
Yarning with Torres Strait Islander Elders
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC is “Always Was, Always Will Be” echoes from social achievements by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. One achievement is the Mabo Case, to highlight the significance of the Mabo case for Torres Strait Islander peoples was Edward Monaei and Daniel Tapau. Edward spoke about the historical component of the case and its significance in the lives of not only Torres Strait Islanders but for Aboriginal peoples. With the flavour of reconciliation, the Mabo case showcases the cultural respect as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to support each other and work in partnership.