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vol 7 issue 1 Apr 2013
11 Survival Day at NTMP Karin Oldfield The Indigenous Transition Pathways (ITP) Unit at Flinders Universitys NT Medical Program held a community day on Friday 25 January to honour Survival Day and acknowledge the importance of closing the health gap in Indigenous health. One of the aims of the ITP unit is to cultivate an environment of social inclusion that enables staff and students to get to know families and communities through participation in culturally significant occasions and celebrations. Local organisations who participated in this special day included Danila Dilba Health Service, Medicare Local, Larrakia Nation and NT Interpreter Service to name a few. The event was a great opportunity to share merchandise, to network and for the community to meet the NTMPs Indigenous staff and students. The dancers from One Mob Different Country entertained the crowd with traditional dances, and staff from Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation demonstrated the preparation of pandanus leaves for weaving. Carol Christophersen, Anthropologist from the Northern Land Council, presented a lecture on the Repatriation of Indigenous Australian Remains back to the NT from the London Natural History Museum 2011 2013. The day was a great success for the Flinders University NT Medical Program in its efforts to recruit Indigenous people interested in being part of our school community and those who are interested in studying medicine and become a doctor. The Flinders University NT Medical Program is currently recruiting Indigenous people who are interested in being part of our school community; Indigenous people interested in studying medicine and become a doctor; Indigenous people interested in being standardised patients to help students learn to communicate with our mob and Indigenous Reference Group members to offer perspectives on governance, curriculum development, clinical and community placements and career pathways for local people. Indigenous Transition Pathways to Medicine News Above: One Mob Different Country performing traditional dances Above: Stall holders at the Survival Day Event Left: Karin Oldfield and Bilawara Lee address attendees at the event. 11