Call For Papers

On The Rise – Create, Connect, Culture

The Call for Papers is now open for “On The Rise – Create, Connect, Culture”. This is a national symposium bringing together a community of First Nations – Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander key thinkers, creative artists,  innovators, practitioners, clinicians, academics, policy and legislation influencers.

Key themes

Create | Connect | Culture

  • First Nations worldviews and healing ways;
  • First Nations empowerment and self-determination Health, and well-being
  • Humour and healing
  • Innovative ideas and concepts
  • Culturally responsive therapeutic and clinical practice
  • Culturally responsive approaches to violence, abuse and neglect
  • Current research and policy directions
  • Working with First Nations individual, children and young people, families, and communities
  • Working with children, young people and families who have sexually harmed
  • Group work with First Nations
  • Diversity in our many communities
  • Connectedness, Solidarity, Empowerment
  • Activism and Resistance in healing spaces
  • Creative and Performance Art and Culture

Yamurrah welcomes abstracts, presentations and workshops in a variety of formats.

Submission Deadline

Friday, 31st January 2020

Symposium date

Friday, 26th June and Saturday, 27th June 2020


Gaimaragal Country, Manly NSW, Novotel Sydney, Manly Pacific


55 North Steyne, MANLY, NSW, 2095


First Nations

Submissions will be reviewed by First Nations from a cross-section of relevant sectors.

On The Rise
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On The Rise Expression Of Interest