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Prof. Patrick Dodson Media Briefing
October 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Eminent indigenous leader, Professor Patrick Dodson, will address the Foreign Correspondents Association in Sydney on October 19. Professor Dodson lives in Broome and this is a rare opportunity to get his thoughts and opinions about indigenous issues in the news (like the recognition of indigenous peoples in the Australian constitution) and to brush up on indigenous history and culture in Australia.
This event will be of interest to newly arrived correspondents as well as “old hands”, who want to get on the record comments on the latest development in issues concerning Australia’s First Peoples.
FCA members will have the opportunity to ask specific questions and get sound and video grabs for stories. Please let us know, if you would like to do individual short interviews with Patrick after the event.
WHO: Prof. Patrick Dodson is a Yawuru man from the west Kimberley region of Western Australia. Patrick lives in Broome, where he is Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Chair of the Yawuru Native Title Company “Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd” and a director on the Yawuru PBC. He is a former Director of the Central and Kimberley Land Councils, Chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, a Commissioner in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and Co-chair of the Expert Panel on the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In 2008 Patrick was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize for his distinguished leadership of the reconciliation movement, advocacy for human rights and commitment to peace with justice through dialogue.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.10.15
When: Monday, October 19
Where: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New South Wales State
Level 10, Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney. (The office is located between Pitt & Hunter Streets)