Become an interventionist to suicide and learn strategies in managing inter-generational trauma to break the cycle of suicide in Australian Indigenous communities

Top Quote ICS Australia introduces deadly keynote speakers for its upcoming 2019 Indigenous Conferences to be held at Pullman International Hotel in Cairns on the 8th-10th of May, Tangalooma Island Resort (Brisbane) on 15th-17th of May, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs on the 24th-26th July respectively. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2019 - Indigenous Conference Services (ICS Australia) is pleased to announce that the Hon. Sen. Malarndirri McCarthy, a strong and proud Aboriginal Woman and Senator for Northern Territory will formally open the 2019 National Indigenous STOP Domestic Violence Conference and 2019 National Indigenous Justice: No More Bars Conference with a keynote address to be held at the Tangalooma Island Resort Moreton Bay (Brisbane) on May 15-17, 2019. Similarly, Hon. Sen. Patrick Lionel Djargun Dodson, Senator for Western Australia and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders will jointly open the inaugural 2019 National Indigenous Elders: Old & Deadly Conference, 2019 National Indigenous Men's Conference: Black and Proud and the 2019 National Indigenous Women's Conference: Empowering Change which are the 10th conferences in the series, becoming Australia's premier Indigenous men’s and women's cultural gathering at DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Alice Springs NT on July 24-26, 2019.

    Furthermore, ICS have also secured the participation of several international First Nations keynote speakers from United States of America, New Zealand and Canada. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Joseph B. Stone, a member of native American Blackfeet Tribe, OKKAN (Sundance) and Anasaki-pikuni ceremonialist, New Zealand’s First Nations health psychologist, Dr. Amber Logan, a traditional Kahungunu Maori Wahine and Doctoral Fellow in Public Health at Otago University, Canada’s interdisciplinary social-legal researcher, A/Prof. Patricia Hania of Ryerson University and Native American psychologist and Author of Transformation Beyond Greed: Native Self Actualization paperback, Dr. Sidney Brown will be amongst the featured international keynote speakers for this year’s conferences.

    Moreover, a glimpse of the high-calibre keynote speakers, workshop and paper presenters for the upcoming 2019 Indigenous Conferences are Harry Callaghan, South Western Sydney Local Health District; Laura Foran and Tania J Davis, Cairns Hospital QLD Health; Rahila Ummer Christian, Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative; John Stevens and Garry Egger, Southern Cross University; Bob Morgan ,Wollotuka Institute University of Newcastle; Vainess Mbuzi, Prince Charles Hospital; Andrea Casey and Ayesha Ghosh, Cancer VIC, Jaklina Michael and Rosemarie Draper, Bolton Clarke; Jane Leung, Jane Doyle and Joanna Hamilton, St John of God Social Outreach; Ms Olwen Forker, BackChat Speech Pathology; Natalie Jetta, Diabetes WA ; Karen Uhlmann, Heart Foundation; Anar Ulikpan and Jade Ratnayake, Abt Associates; Henry Neill and Marion Norrie, James Cook University; Dr Claire Ryan and Dean Bunker, yourtown; Rebecca Miles and Prof. Peter Wark, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI); Bronwyn Robinson, Continence Foundation of Australia; Elizabeth Russell, CEO Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association; Suwana Combo, Financial Rights Legal Centre; Dorinda Cox, Noongar Woman Leader and A/Prof. Hilde Tubex, Law School University of WA; Tinashe Dune, Western Sydney University; Wendy Francis, Australian Christian Lobby; Brett Mooney, National LGBTI Health Alliance; Scott Wilson, The Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc; Tess Reilly-Browne, Counselling – eft -Tapping into Relationship; Hayley Stevenson, QLD Department of Education; Dawn Ivinson, Department of Health and Human Services; Prof. Victoria Hovane, Australian National University; Carrie Akhurst and Donna Cross, Culturally Directed Care Solutions; Dr Holly Doel-Mackaway, Macquarie University; Dr Clare Townsend, Impact and Evaluation Synapse; Dean Bell and Fiona Rigney, knowmore Legal Service; Dr Meg Perkins, Tweed Coast Psychology and Educational Programs; Margo MacGregor, BushMob Aboriginal Corporation and many others.

    Simultaneously running two conferences in one location was only made possible by ICS’ versatility to offer ground-breaking dual opportunities for delegates to attend two conferences with one registration or for organisations to register 2 delegates for 1 registration. As an early bird incentive, ICS offers a limited one-off 2 registrations for the price of 1, which reduces significant cost for organisations. To register, please complete the online registration form at this link: and write discount Code EM19. Additionally, ICS also added value to this years conferences by hosting a post-conference masterclass on how to become an interventionist to suicide and learn strategies in managing intergenerational trauma to break the cycle of suicide in our Indigenous communities which will be collaboratively presented by international First Nations guest speakers Dr. Joe Stone, Dr. Amber Logan and Dr. Sid Brown.

    It is so pleasing to see both government and non-government organisations partnering, participating and sharing knowledge & strategies in an atmosphere conducive to stimulating new ideas within communities. Australia has a wealth of talent in our Indigenous communities, striving to further enhance the quality of life and wellbeing nationwide. We do not have to re-invent the wheel to succeed which goes with the 2019 conferences’ philosophy of strength through interagency cooperation at a local, state, national and even international levels. We encourage anyone interested in attending to register early as registration numbers are filling fast.

    For more details, please visit the event’s website: or email us at adminics ( @ ) iinet dot

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