Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary

recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary
AFMW
 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary Announced

As part of NAIDOC Week celebrations, the Australian Federation of Medical Women is pleased to announce the recipients of the Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary. Thank you to our kind bursary donors Ms Leann Wilson and Mr Colin Saltmere AM, as we congratulate Ms Tia Gordon, a Ghungalu/Bidjara woman, Dr Kerby Siemsen, a Wiradjuri woman from Weethalle and Dr Sarah McEwan, a Wiradjuri woman from Mudgee.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Bursary
AFMW
 Dr Marissa Daniels (MBBS, BMedSc)

AFMW Bursary – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Leaves Medicine – Applications CLOSED

APPLICATIONS CLOSED 21 JUNE: During Reconciliation Week, the Australian Federation of Medical Women, is making a tangible commitment to the support of continuing education of Aboriginal and Torres’s Strait Islander women in medicine with an inaugural bursary. As part of their commitment to reconciliation and the Makarrata Commission, we would like to encourage and empower a female medical graduate who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, to further their medical career and/or leadership aspirations.

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NAIDOC Week July 2021

AFMW celebrates NAIDOC week

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Learn about the AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Medicine Project

Project background

The AFMW Fabric Square entitled “Purple Bush Medicine Leaves”, was painted by emerging indigenous artist, Louise Numina Napanangka. 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.

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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.

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