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Turning Point with Dr Josie Douglas and Aaron Fa’aoso

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In the wake of the 2023 Australian Indigenous Voice referendum, a week of silence followed. Whether the decision was “yes” or “no”, the results were always going to be felt deeply. Join actor, screenwriter and producer Aaron Fa’aoso and social justice activist Dr Josie Douglas as they share perspectives and truth telling on where we are now and the future.

Dr Josie Douglas is a Wardaman woman from the Top End, who has lived and worked for many decades in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). She is the Executive Director of Policy at the Central Land Council, with a research interest in traditional knowledge transmission, youth and remote education. Dr Douglas has worked in community-controlled organisations and held senior research positions at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Charles Darwin University (CDU). In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious W.H. Stanner Award for her PhD research on young people and intergenerational transmission and acquisition of ecological knowledge.

Saibai Island man Aaron Fa’aoso belongs to the Kheodal (Crocodile) and Samu (Emu) clans of Torres Strait Islands. He is an Australian actor, screenwriter and producer, known for his roles in East West 101, The Straitsm, which he also wrote and produced, and Black Comedy. Aaron established Lonestar Productions in 2013, which brings stories of the people of the Torres Strait Islands and north Queensland to the screen.

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Alice Springs Desert Park
871 Larapinta Dr
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871 Australia