The following are video recordings of the plenary sessions for the 2013 SNAICC Conference 2013. For more information contact Poppy Bervanakis firstname.lastname@example.org at SNAICC.
Day 1 – Welcome Address
SNAICC Conference 2013- Day 1 – Welcome
Day 1 – Keynote – Marta Maurás Perez (Chile)
Marta is a member and Vice-president of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and Special Rapporteur for Australia (2009-2013), independent consultant in social policy, human rights and international relations.
Day 1 – Keynote – Cindy Blackstock (Canada)
Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of The Caring Society of Canada and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. The Caring Society of Canada seeks to promote, and support, First Nations child and family service agencies in Canada.
Day 2 Keynote – Associate Professor Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro (New Zealand)
Associate Professor Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro is of Maori descent and the Head of the School of Public Health at Massey University, New Zealand. She has worked for over 20 years in a wide range of community organisations promoting Maori wellbeing and the wellbeing of children and young people.
Day 2 – Keynote – Kathy Guthadjaka (Gotha)
Kathy Guthadjaka (Gotha): My friends call me Gotha. I have taught Yolgu children in the classroom for 40 years or so. I gained my teaching qualifications at Batchelor College and not long after that set my sights on pioneering a good education for my people in their own homeland.
Day 3 – Opening Plenary – National Initiative
Delegates at SNAICC’s Fifth National Conference in Cairns unanimously endorsed a national initiative – now called ‘Family Matters’, that aims to halve the dramatically high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 2018.
Day 3 – Closing Plenary – Keynote: Prof.Judy Atkinson
Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson is a Jiman (central west Queensland) and Bundjalung (northern New South Wales) woman, with Anglo-Celtic and German heritage. In 2011 she was awarded the Fritz Redlick Memorial Award for Human Rights and Mental Health from the Harvard University program for refugee trauma.
Day 3 – Closing Plenary – Keynote: April Long, Krista MeMeekan
April and Krista are two young indigenous women who share their experiences of promoting self-determination and the full realisation of Indigenous rights in Australia at both a grassroots and International level.