Deadly guest speakers for the 2017 Indigenous Drug & Alcohol and Indigenous Justice Conferences at Stamford Plaza Brisbane on August 21-23, 2017

Top Quote Indigenous Conference Services announces the great line-up of high-calibre First Nations Speakers for the 2017 Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Misuse Conference and 2017 Indigenous Justice Conference. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 26, 2017 - ICS and Indigenous Wellbeing Centre are pleased to announce that the Hon. Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Health will formally open the 2017 Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Misuse Conference and 2017 Indigenous Justice Conference with a keynote address to be held at Stamford Plaza in Brisbane, Queensland on the 21st- 23rd August 2017.

    International First Nations guest speakers, Dr. Joseph B. Stone of Blackfeet Indian USA and Dr. Amber Logan of Kahungunu Maori NZ will also be amongst the featured keynote speakers for this year's conferences.

    Similarly, the overwhelming response of the Call for Papers clearly indicates the deep interests of organizations and individuals working in the field of Indigenous services to improve First Nations peoples' wellbeing. With this in mind, we have great pleasure in announcing the high calibre of keynote speakers and great depth of workshop presenters from within Indigenous communities throughout Australia.

    Among this year's keynote speakers for the 2017 National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Misuse Conference are Rebecca Lang, CEO - Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies; Dr. Kylie Lee, Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney (NSW); Mr. Will Mac Gregor, CEO - BushMob Aboriginal Corporation (NT); James Fowles, Senior Manager On The Line - Mens Australia (VIC); Aunty Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, Director, Chaplain & Cultural Officer - Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (QLD); Briana Lees, Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, University of NSW; Scott Wilson, Director - Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council Inc. (SA); Wayne Mulvany, General Manager; Lee Lingwoodock, Senior Mental Health Worker; Janette Young, Marketing & Communication Manager and Lee Hammond, Senior Community Worker of Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (QLD) amongst others.

    Furthermore, a glimpse on the quality and high-calibre keynote speakers as well as accepted papers for the 2017 National Indigenous Justice Conference are Ross Tanimu, Program Coordinator - Hackham West Community Centre (SA); Ruth Lovelock, Director & Ernest Lovelock, Managing Director - Wundarra Services (NSW); Leanne Adams, Sheriff's Aboriginal Liaison Officer & Kye Hardie, Local Justice Worker - Department of Justice and Regulation and Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-op(VIC); Grace O'Brien, PhD Candidate - University of Technology(NSW); Sharynne Hamilton & Jacinta Freeman, Researchers -Telethon Kids Institute (WA); Pamela Nathan, Director - CASSE Australia Inc (VIC); Jamie Millier Tjupurrula, Project Manager - Men's Tjilirra Movement Program (VIC); Mr. Will Mac Gregor, CEO - BushMob Aboriginal Corporation (NT) and many others.

    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 all striving to further enhance the quality of life and well-being nationwide. It just goes to show we do not have to re-invent the wheel to succeed which goes with the philosophy of both conferences of strength through interagency cooperation at a local, state and national level. We encourage anyone interested in attending the conference to register early as registration numbers are filling fast.

    To register or for further details, please visit the event's website: or email us at adminics ( @ ) iinet dot

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