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The WA Indigenous storybook launch

 

Overview

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) is holding an event at Curtin University to launch the West Australian Indigenous storybook by Professor Fiona Stanley AC and storytellers. The WA Indigenous storybook series showcases the many positive community based projects occurring in Indigenous communities and celebrates people who are contributing to the social, economic, health and environmental outcomes for their people.

When: 10-11am Tuesday 22 March 2016 (morning tea is provided)
Where: Zamia Cafe, 50 May Drive, Kings Park, Synergy Parkland
RSVP by: Tuesday 15 March

Related publications

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Gascoyne edition.

6th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the sixth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). The stories in this edition are from the Gascoyne region of WA, including Carnarvon and the Shark Bay area. This edition features stories about a men's group, youth services, an environmental health clean-up, dance and jewellery-making workshops, an eco-tourism initiative and a community group. It also includes memoirs from two local Elders about growing up in the area.

The purpose of the six storybooks in the series is to showcase community-based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective. The storybooks share both the successes and failures of the programs and embrace a holistic view of health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2014)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Kimberley edition.

5th ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fifth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). These stories are from the Kimberley region of WA. This edition features stories that describe eco-tourism and cultural tours, media facilities, environmental stewardship, healthy communities and social programs. The storybook aims to:

The book features 14 stories, all of which focus on individuals or programs. They outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Indigenous communities.

Abstract adapted from Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2013)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Mid-West / Pilbara edition.

3rd ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia's third edition of the WA Indigenous storybook has compiled a collection of positive stories that celebrate the achievements of Indigenous people in the Midwest and Pilbara regions of Western Australia (WA). The 13 diverse stories in the third edition highlight and address issues affecting Indigenous people and communities across the two regions and discuss topics about leadership, environmental health, community gardens and employment, the importance of language and personal journeys.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2013)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Goldfields / Esperance and Great Southern edition.

4th ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the fourth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people across Western Australia. These stories are from the Goldfields/Esperance and South West regions. The stories of programs contained within the storybook cover a range of social, economic, health and environmental health achievements.

The book features 13 stories, including three from the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands, all of which focus on individuals or programs and projects run throughout WA. The stories outline how these people and projects are making a difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of people in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The storybook shares both the successes and failures of the programs, and it is hoped that this will encourage a change in how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs are planned, delivered and disseminated.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2012)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Perth and Peel Regions edition.

2nd ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Perth and Peel Regions edition celebrates the achievement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organisations across the state of Western Australia (WA) in contributing to the health and social wellbeing of Indigenous people.

This edition of the storybook - the second in a series produced by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA - focuses on the Perth and Peel regions of WA, and contains 13 stories. The stories showcase programs and initiatives over a range of social, economic, health and environmental health areas that aim to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Indigenous people.

Abstract adapted from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2011)

The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Kimberley and Pilbara edition.

1st ed. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

The West Australian Indigenous storybook (The storybook) is the first in a series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storybooks showcasing the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people across Western Australia. The stories are from the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. The stories of programs contained within The storybook cover a range of social, economic, health and environmental health achievements. The intention of each program was to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The storybook shares both the successes and failures of the programs, and it is hoped that this will encourage a change in how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs are planned, delivered and disseminated.

The storybook covers a range of programs including:

Physical copies of the publication are available to order via the contact details below.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contacts

Email: sunni.wilson@curtin.edu.au

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Last updated: 14 March 2016
 
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