On The Rise – Create, Connect, Culture

Our first national symposium event brings together a community of First Nations – Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander key thinkers, innovators, creative artists, practitioners, clinicians, academics, policy and legislation influencers.

This symposium has been inspired by trauma survivors, who have shown us how important the following values are in holding hope and rising beyond trauma:

Create | Connect | Culture

This symposium creates space for opportunity to:
Create – share stories about innovative practise, policy, research, ideas. Create also gives voice to the creative clinical process and significance of creation and creativity in the healing and recovery journey for trauma survivors;
Connect – share ideas in a community of collective voices who are working in relevant sectors. Connect also speaks to the importance of connection – in the recovery and healing journey for trauma survivors;
Culture – share in a culturally safe space practise ideas, policy and research that can enhance culturally responsive practise. Culture speaks to the importance of culturally responsiveness frameworks, practise, policies that draw from strengths of culture and linking cultural practise with optimising neurological pathways for trauma survivors.

This symposium is the vision and creation of First Nations, who have expertise and years of experience in relevant sectors. It is a reflection of our cultural responsibilities and passion to connect voices of First Nations in conversations about empowerment, and culturally responsive healing practices.
On The Rise is a self-determined space and platform for conversations and activism about First Nations wisdom in healing concepts and clinical and therapeutic practise. This can include innovative concepts, research and culturally responses practices. We hope this can support you in your both your professional and personal development, and that we can create a collective movement of First Nations who work in this space.

Through our connectedness and cultural safety, we will share ideas, create a community and develop ways to enhance our practise and influence policy directions. We believe the process of giving voice to and sharing stories is central to healing concepts and rising beyond trauma.
Our ways of doing, being and knowing have guided the conceptual framework for this Symposium and will also be reflected in the program process. This means we will have many and varied opportunities to Create, Connect and express Culture, and that we will include ways for you to enrich your intellectual, social and cultural experience.

Who Should attend?

First Nations who are key thinkers, creative artists, innovators, practitioners, clinicians, academics, policy and legislation influencers. We are hoping to have a cross-section of varied and diverse people from across the country. First Nations Elders and young people are encouraged to participate.

Create

share stories about innovative practise, policy, research, ideas. Create also gives voice to the creative clinical process and significance of creation and creativity in the healing and recovery journey for trauma survivors;

Connect

share ideas in a community of collective voices who are working in relevant sectors. Connect also speaks to the importance of connection – in the recovery and healing journey for trauma survivors;

Culture

share in a culturally safe space practise ideas, policy and research that can enhance culturally responsive practise. Culture speaks to the importance of culturally responsiveness frameworks, practise, policies that draw from strengths of culture and linking cultural practise with optimising neurological pathways for trauma survivors.

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
  • Interpersonal and complex violence
  • Collective and systemic violence
  • 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

Location

Gaimaragal Country, Manly NSW
Novotel Sydney, Manly Pacific
Address: 55 North Steyne, MANLY, NSW, 2095 Australia

Note: The Novotel Sydney, Manly Pacific is located on Gaimaragal Country, who are acknowledged as the traditional custodians of Manly. This location falls in the cultural responsibility of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.

Participants can be given a 10% discount code if your accommodation is at the Novotel.

Date

The scheduled date for On The Rise – Create | Connect | Culture has been postponed due to COVID-19.

We will announce a new date soon.

Participants:

First Nations

120 tickets will be offered.

Note

Interest from people who are not First Nations are encouraged to attend our future symposiums and are welcome to attend our evening event on Friday 26th June 2020 at 7pm.

Call For Papers
Sponsorship Packages
Friday Night Vibes
A Message From The Team

On The Rise Expression Of Interest