The Australian College of Midwives WA Branch invite you to attend our celebrations at UWA:
ARE YOU COMING?
International Midwives Day
Saturday 2nd May 2009
“Celebrating our Land our People and our Profession”
This promises to be a day to remember - Inspiring presentations - A good laugh
Johnson & Johnson Midwife of the Year Award presentation
Spot prizes and raffle
Maternal and perinatal outcomes for Aboriginal women are grim. Can we truly make a difference for Aboriginal women – Heather Hancock believes we can!
Nyoongar women share their amazing stories of birth in their communities
After lunch it’s Joyologist Bronwyn Williams – a guaranteed laugh and life changing workshop
The Maternity Services Review Paper…..its time for us to find a voice and a way forward …come and debate the issues with our presenters, leading health professionals including Graeme Boardley, Robyn Collins, Janice Butt, Wendy Candy and consumer Debbie Slater.
For Registration Brochure click here www.midwives.org.au
PLEASE consider coming along and bring a friend too!
Aboriginal spirituality and the land
A powerful explanation of the spiritual connection of Indigenous people to the land can be found in a publication of the now abolished ATSIC :
We don't own the land, the land owns us. The land is my mother, my mother is the land. Land is the starting point to where it all began. It's like picking up a piece of dirt and saying this is where I started and this is where I'll go. The land is our food, our culture, our spirit and identity.
—S. Knight