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  • Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience Indigenous perspectives of disaster recovery webinar 26/07/2021

    Jeremy Smith


    The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience is hosting the following webinar on July 26 which may be of interest.


    Indigenous perspectives of disaster recovery

    Recovery Matters webinar series |  26 July  |  2pm AEST

    NAIDOC Week encourages us to embrace First Nations' cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage.

    Our upcoming Recovery Matters webinar will explore the impacts of disasters for Indigenous Australians and how the recovery system can better support recovery for First Nations communities.

    Register for the Recovery Matters webinar

    Please note: The Recovery Matters webinar series is hosted on Zoom and will be password protected.


    Guest speakers

    Samuel Savage 
    Sam is a Traditional Owner of the Bindal Nation in Townsville. His ancestry is both Aboriginal (Birrigubba Nation) and Torres Strait Islander (Mauar Island). Sam is Community Partnerships and Development Officer at the Red Cross and will discuss the recovery effort following the 2019 Townsville monsoon and flooding event, and the work undertaken in recovery and preparedness with Indigenous Communties in Northern Queensland.
    Bhiamie Williamson 
    Bhiamie is an Indigenous man from the Euahlayi people in north-west NSW. Bhiamie is a Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. He will discuss how pre-existing intergenerational trauma in Indigenous communities impacts how accessible the recovery system is. 

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