AFMW celebrates NAIDOC week
Resources and links
- Melissa Lucashenko. (2020). ‘It’s no accident that Blak Australia has survived the pandemic so well. Survival is what we do.’ The Guardian Australian Edition’. 23/07/20. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/23/its-no-accident-that-blak-australia-has-survived-the-pandemic-so-well-survival-is-what-we-do?CMP=share_btn_tw. Accessed: 11/11/20.
- Finlay, S.M. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allies start with the basics; correct terminology. Intouch Public Health, 10/11/20. Accessed 11/11/20. https://intouchpublichealth.net.au/2020/11/10/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-allies-start-with-the-basics-correct-terminology/
Learn about the AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Medicine Project
The AFMW Fabric Square entitled “Purple Bush Medicine Leaves”, was painted by emerging indigenous artist, Louise Numina Napananka. The colours of the motif on the square reflect those of the AFMW logo, including the purple of the suffragette movement from around the time MWIA was established.
Louise has painted the Bush Medicine motif, as taught and pioneered by her auntie, Gloria Petyarre, renowned Aboriginal artist from Utopia, Central Australia.
Make a contribution
This project’s aims are to:
- achieve parity in the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical professionals, particularly Medical Women
- foster leadership development in First Nation Medical Women through attendance at National and International Medical Women’s events, with support from allocations by the Project.