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The World Conference
I pay my respects to those Elders
both pass, present and future leaders.
June Riemer
Deputy CEO
First...
This is a once in a life time social change
and their can be no more deserving group
in Australia today then Aboriginal pe...
Disability in Aboriginal Communities
 There is no accountable word for disability
in traditional Aboriginal language
 Di...
Disability in Aboriginal communities
Disability in Aboriginal
Communities
 There is no accountable word for disability in...
Disability in Aboriginal communities .
 Designed as a social model of disability care rather then the
medical model of di...
• Designed for the individual, while Aboriginal families are a
collective
• Seeking outside support can be the last resort...
This is a once in a life time social change
and their can be no more deserving group
in Australia today then Aboriginal pe...
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RIWC_PARA_A192 building the capacity of the aboriginal and torres strait islander people with disability, to enable them a good life

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RIWC_PARA_A192 building the capacity of the aboriginal and torres strait islander people with disability, to enable them a good life

  1. 1. The World Conference I pay my respects to those Elders both pass, present and future leaders. June Riemer Deputy CEO First Peoples Disability Network BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY I would like to pay my respects to all Indigenous people and their Elders both past and present. June Riemer Deputy CEO
  2. 2. This is a once in a life time social change and their can be no more deserving group in Australia today then Aboriginal people with Disability. Thank you for listening First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) • We are the only National Aboriginal peak, that is formally directed by Aboriginal people with disability. • We represent Aboriginal people with disability through systemic advocacy, ensuring that their story is heard.
  3. 3. Disability in Aboriginal Communities  There is no accountable word for disability in traditional Aboriginal language  Disability is viewed as family business and is not labeled as a deficient, but more to watch out for that one
  4. 4. Disability in Aboriginal communities Disability in Aboriginal Communities  There is no accountable word for disability in traditional Aboriginal language in Australia  Disability in some Aboriginal regions is viewed as family and community business only or wronged marriage  Disability is generally not labeled in Aboriginal communities, as as a deficient, it can be spoken more in terms of watch out for that one as he may not learn the same as the rest of the mob DISABILITY IN AUSTRALIAN’S FIRST PEOPLES • Anecdotally it is believed that 50% of the population have some form of disability • Aboriginal people with disability are the most disadvantaged of all Australians • They have the highest incarceration rates in Australia today
  5. 5. Disability in Aboriginal communities .  Designed as a social model of disability care rather then the medical model of disability  If its true to its design, should support our most disadvantaged Australians today, being Aboriginal people with disability  Gives the individual the choice of how their life can change with the appropriate supports  Has the potential to create a substantial workforce in Aboriginal communities National Disability Insurance Scheme BUILDING CAPACITY • With the inception of a National Disability Insurance Scheme • Our journey is to ensure that our most venerable are ready • We ensure that culture is inclusive always, to improve equitable access to services
  6. 6. • Designed for the individual, while Aboriginal families are a collective • Seeking outside support can be the last resort due to fear of formal processes that have impacted on Aboriginal communities in the past • The scheme was never designed for First Nations people, incorporating culture, traditions and geographic isolation NDIS and our Aboriginal Communities LANGUAGE AND LITERACY • English is not the first language for many of our Aboriginal communities • Important we develop resources that all can access • Literacy rates being an issue in many of our communities
  7. 7. This is a once in a life time social change and their can be no more deserving group in Australia today then Aboriginal people with Disability. Thank you for listening THANK YOU FOR LISTENING Now I will show our “Proper Way” film

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