Speakers

Anna Betty Achneepineskum
Director of Women and Youth Development,
Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Dr Keri Lawson-TeAho
University of Otago

Deanna Ledoux
First Nations Child Advocate, Canada

Sadé Heart of the Hawk Ali
Tribal Lead, Senior Project Associate
Zero Suicide Institute, Washington, DC

His Excellency Vice Admiral Paul Maddison RCN (Ret’d) CMM MSM
High Commissioner Canada to Australia

Professor Helen Milroy
Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission

Professor Len Collard
Chief Investigator, School of Indigenous Studies,
The University of Western Australia

Prof Gracelyn Smallwood
Professor of Nursing & Midwifery/Community Engagement
Central Queensland University;
RUOK? Ambassador

Dr Lynne Russell
Senior Research Fellow – Māori Health, Victoria University of Wellington

Rob McPhee
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly Aboriginal Medical Services

Steven Oliver
Performer and Writer

Dion Tatow
Regional Practice Leader
Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP)

Pat Turner
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

Braden Hill
Director of Aboriginal Education, Equity and Inclusion, Murdoch University

Professor Linda Nikora
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Te Wānanga o Waipapa, the University of Auckland

Professor Tom Calma AO
Conference Patron, Chancellor, University of Canberra; Co-Chair Reconciliation Australia

Rebecca Johnson
Tekwabi Giz
National LGBTI Health Alliance

Michael Wright
Telethon KIDS Institute

Adele Cox
National Indigenous Critical Response Service

Dr Kahu McClintock
Te Rau Matatini

Will Austin
Culture is Life

Leilani Darwin
Lived Experience Representative

Tjalaminu Mia
Sister Kate’s Home Kid’s Aboriginal Corporation

Malcolm King
University of Alberta School of Public Health
Member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Alexandra King
Inaugural Cameco Chair in
Indigenous Health and Wellness,
Nipissing First Nation (Ontario)

Joe Williams
The Enemy Within
Suicide Prevention & Mental Wellbeing Education

Tom Brideson
Chair, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health Ltd.

Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki
Senior Research Officer & Clinical Psychologist
Māori and Psychology Research Unit,
University of Waikato, New Zealand

Gayle Skawen:nio Morse
Associate Professor and Licensed Psychologist