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http://thelowitjainstitute.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/E21C4F5ACA502D57/E7AC535A7D1D52C56A4D01E12DB8921D[4/02/2014 10:41:32 AM] states, and the 2008 Apology - as a landmark and a big legacy from his prime ministership. But as he starts this national conversation, its clear will be a tough dialogue for the PM, especially with some of his own supporters" Read full story Leading by example, by Gabrielle Murphy, The Age National / Voice, 13 January 2013 "Marcia Langton, Chair of Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, is a well-known, sometimes controversial figure in Australia, respected here and internationally for her work across academic fields linked to Indigenous rights, justice and artistic and cultural expression. What many dont know, though, is what the role of Chair actually means. Professor Langton says shes often asked who the other members of her committee are. In academic circles in Australia, Chair is the title given to professors responsible for a departments academic, clinical, administrative and research activities. At the University of Melbourne, this is the case for Professor Langton in her role as Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies and for Professor Ian Anderson as Foundation Chair of Indigenous Higher Education. In both cases, they are also the first to be nominated in these roles thus the Foundation moniker. But according to Professor Anderson, whose family are Palawa Trowerna from the Pyemairrenner mob in Tasmania, which includes Trawlwoolway and Plairmairrenner and related clans, being first is neither relevant nor important. He was also, incidentally, the first Indigenous medical student to graduate from the University of Melbourne as well as, from 2004, being appointed Foundation Chair of Indigenous Health. It seems to me theres always an element of surprise inherent in this reference to being first, says Professor Anderson, in much the same way as when someone mentions the first female aeronautical engineer, this can be inferred as somewhat patronising. Whats more important is to be recognised for actual contribution, not for being in the first-of category..." Read full article Scholarships aim to boost number of Indigenous midwives in remote communities, SBS News, 24 January 2014 "The Sister Alison Bush Scholarship honours the first Indigenous midwife in New South Wales and aims to prepare Aboriginal women with the skills needed to work in remote communities. The program is open to a variety of health workers eager to develop their training in one of Sydney's largest maternity hospitals" Read full article Bid to boost Indigenous cancer survival rates, by Hanna Sinclair, World News Australia News, 15 January 2014 "The University of Western Australia's School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care is investigating different models of cancer treatment and how they could be used to boost Indigenous survival rates. Preliminary research indicates Aboriginal people often have to cope with long distances to get treatment, a fear of leaving their own country and a lack of understanding about the disease. UWA's Professor Sandy Thompson told Hannah Sinclair while these problems are common to many people diagnosed with cancer, Aboriginal people have additional needs..." Listen to full report New partnerships support Indigenous health, by Joe Fennessy, The Age National / Voice, http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-tk/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-tu/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-il/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-ir/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-iy/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-ij/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-it/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-it/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-ilkrluk-itihhdydh-ii/