Conference presentations (published elsewhere)

5th National SNAICC conference: For our children: living and learning together

Posted on: 17 July, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 3, July 2013 - September 2013
Related to Infants and young children

The 5th National SNAICC Conference, For our children: living and learning together, was held 4-6 June 2013 in Cairns. The conference was the largest SNAICC conference undertaken so far with over 1,100 delegates attending from around Australia. Approximately 50% of the conference attendees were from Indigenous/Aboriginal organisations. There were 7 international and national keynote speakers and over 70 concurrent sessions, yarning circles and workshops.  

Conference objectives were to:

  • Share and celebrate stories – to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, strengths and successes in child and family services. To share our stories and ideas about what works and how we address our challenges.
  • Inspire action – to inspire and enable leaders, services and others to act in a way that strengthens Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agency, self-determination and connection to culture. To ensure the rights of our children and families are respected and fulfilled.  
  • Listen, learn and grow – to listen, learn and grow our knowledge of Elders, families and communities, to strengthen connection to culture. To inspire, foster and develop leadership and collective responses.
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