An expansive and fascinating discussion on healing from a First Nations perspective. Authors and academics Judy Atkinson, Paul Callaghan and Marcia Langton ponder the questions of what does it mean to heal, and what healing looks like, for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. They share the impacts of intergenerational trauma, examples of traditional First Nations healing methods and explore the Aboriginal concept of healing; of being well in mind, body and spirit, caring for oneself, one’s community and country.
Professor Judy Atkinson identifies as a Jiman/Bundjalung woman. Her book Trauma Trails – Recreating Songlines: The transgenerational effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia, was released in 2002.
Dr Paul Callaghan is an Aboriginal man belonging to the land of the Worimi people. His recently released book is The Dreaming Path.
Professor Marcia Langton AO is one of the nation’s most important Indigenous voices. She has written several books, including her bestselling guide to Indigenous Australia, Welcome to Country.
Kooma and Nguri woman Cheryl Leavy is an Executive Director of the Queensland Government working on First Nations Policy and a member of the Brisbane Writers Festival board.
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