Values of First Nations Australians and Pacific connections – A NAIDOC Week panel discussion

July 5, 2023

On Tuesday 4 July AP4D hosted a NAIDOC Week panel discussion – ‘Values of First Nations Australians and Pacific connections’ – focused on the contribution and cultural knowledge First Nations people bring to foreign policy discussions and international engagements.

Salā Dr George Carter, Director of The Pacific Institute at The Australian National University, facilitated a conversation between Mr Justin Mohamed, Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for First Nations People, Ms Jane Bastin-Sikimeti, Director, Pacific Gender Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Lieutenant Colonel Eileen Hall, Command Cultural Adviser with the Australian Army. AP4D is grateful to the panellists for sharing their insights.

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Watch a recording of the webinar below.