In recent weeks, Croakey has been running a series of articles examining the implications for Indigenous peoples of the upcoming UN Political Declaration on Noncommunicable Diseases.
On Friday, 14 September, Croakey will host a Twitter festival featuring some of the authors of these articles and others with an interest in #IndigenousNCDs.
The program will run from 7am-9am AEST.
Discussions will be moderated by Summer May Finlay and Dr Kate Armstrong, who are co-chairing a movement that seeks to promote the voices and experiences of Indigenous peoples within the global NCDs discourse, #IndigenousNCDs.
Participants will include: Canadian First Nations member and family physician Dr Barry Lavallee; Emma Rawson, Co-Vice Chair Indigenous Working Group, World Federation of Public Health Association; and Lucy Westerman from NCD Alliance.
More details about the program will be posted here later in the week.
Summer May Finlay – introductions, and a discussion of the importance of Indigenous voice, and how to be a supportive ally.
Summer May Finlay is a Yorta Yorta woman from Australia and Co-Chair of #IndigenousNCDs
Lucy Westerman is a Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer with the NCD Alliance
Emma Waimarie Rawson (New Zealand)
Emma Waimarie is a Member of the Indigenous Working Group of the World Federation of Public Health Associations
Zac Penner and Nadine Clopton and Kaitlyn Hunsberger – youth voices
Zac Penner is a Metis medical student at the University of Manitoba. Nadine Clopton in a non-Indigenous student at Lehigh University and NGO Youth Representative for CLAN. Kaitlyn Hunsberger is a member of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Arizona. Her Hunsberger’s statement can be found online here
Barry Lavallee (Canada)
Dr Barry Lavallee is a member of the Manitoba First Nation and Metis communities and family physician specialising in Indigenous health and northern practice. His article in the #IndigenousNCDs series can be found here.
Alex Brown (Australia)
Professor Alex Brown is an Aboriginal medical doctor and researcher, specialising in depression and heart disease in Aboriginal men.
AHMRC – promoting Aboriginal Community Controlled success stories
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW is the peak representative body and voice of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in NSW.
Summer May Finlay and Kate Armstrong – the importance of partnerships, and Twitterfest close
Kate Armstrong is a public health physician and President of CLAN (Caring & Living As Neighbours), which provides Secretariat support to the #IndigenousNCDs movement.