Speech to Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Conference Canberra
Wednesday 2 December 2020
The Healing Foundation CEO Fiona Petersen
Thank you to Indigenous Allied Health Australia for welcoming me today to mark the beginning of a strong relationship between IAHA and The Healing Foundation.
I’m Fiona Petersen, a proud Wuthathi descendant with family roots from the Torres Strait.
I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands on which we find ourselves today. For me here in Canberra, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people. I pay my respects to Elders and the Traditional Custodians, those of the past and those who guide us now.
I’d also like to pay my respects to Stolen Generations survivors. We recognise the intergenerational trauma that remains and The Healing Foundation’s commitment to help build an Australia that can heal.
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…