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Day One March 18 1:15am-1:45am

Keynote Presentation

Our presentation is a lived example of the out of home care system and how it impacts upon First Nations children, young people and their relationships with their mother. We are looking forward to sharing our experiences of survivance and how our ancestral and cultural resilience has supported advocacy in this space towards resisting structural racism.
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    Miimi Morris

    Aboriginal Family Counsellor/Victims of Crime Counsellor at Hunter New England Health and Victims Services NSW

About the Speaker

I am a proud Gomeroi and Dungutti woman living, working and researching on the unceded lands of Muloobinbah, Newcastle in NSW. I am a First Nations social worker and current post graduate student through RMIT University in Melbourne. I have thirty years social work practice experience as an Indigenous therapist working with Aboriginal communities and people. I have worked with young people in the juvenile justice setting as a victim services counsellor and also working with young people for NSW Health who have experienced the impacts of colonial trauma. My current research is a decolonising study looking at the impacts of the colonial out of home care system and how their practices impact Indigenous mothers and their children. My study looks at the policing and apprehension of Indigenous children. It also gives an autoethnographic example of my own lived experiences of navigating racial violence within the out of home care system and how this violence sets out to disconnect and alienate mothers and their children.