AUSTRALIA DECLARES

SHAPING AUSTRALIA’S
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

14-15 FEBRUARY 2020
BREAKOUT SESSION

Day 1

2:00PM – 3:10PM
SUPPER ROOM l LEVEL 3

CRISIS ON COUNTRY

FIRST NATIONS RESPONSES TO THE EMERGENCY

How can we go deeper in our understanding of First Nations people’s connection to Country in the face of the escalating climate emergency? Hear from Indigenous leaders at the climate forefront about what they see as some of the major opportunities and critical pathways to address the crisis on Country.

Jacqui Katona – Anti-Jabiluka Uranium Mine Campaign Leader
Tony Birch – Author, Activist & Academic
Neil Morris – Poet, Musician & Radio Broadcaster

Moderated by Lidia Thorpe – Activist & Former Politician

SESSION

SPEAKERS

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Lidia

Thorpe

“Denying we have a problem means you are a part of the problem. This is a Climate Emergency.“
ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM

Lidia Thorpe


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Tony

Birch

“For Indigenous people, the impact of climate change is not a future event. It has occurred in the past, and it is occurring now.“
RESEARCH & ACTIVISM

Tony Birch


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Jacqui

Katona

“Australia is facing climate emergency without a safety plan. Aboriginal land management practices which provided safety for generations have been disregarded since colonisation with severe consequences. Can Australia continue to fail to include Aboriginal people and Indigenous knowledges in a sustainable future?“
ACTIVISM & ADVOCACY

Jacqui Katona


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Neil

Morris

“The ongoing connection of First Nations people’s to land and culture is critical to life on this land.“
ACTIVISM & ADVOCACY

Neil Morris