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First Nations Self-Determination, Representation & Wellbeing Forum
  • Last updated:
  • 15 Jun 2022

First Nations Self-Determination, Representation & Wellbeing Forum aims to bring community together, nurture relationships and create action.

First Nations people have fought for over 175 years for self-determination, representation and equality. Today community moves forward sensitive to the needs and trauma experienced by generations. 

Our aspirations are bound to the wellbeing of individuals, families, community and country. 

This forum brings First Nations people together, provides an update of where things are at, explores best practice, case studies and gives community the tools to grow using a strengths-based approach.

Our wellbeing is connected to our ability to be self-determining and how we are represented. The wellbeing of our future lies in our cultural sovereignty.

The First Nations Self-Determination, Representation & Wellbeing Forum is about First Nations community voices leading community engagement, fostering intrinsic and benevolent relationships, as a foundation to growing strong, sustainable and empowering outcomes.

First Nations Self-Determination, Representation & Wellbeing Forum Objectives

  • Education, Leadership, Empowerment and Networking
  • Establish segmented community delegations that benefit from greater engagement and collaboration between forums
  • To share knowledge, experiences and opportunities, and have conversations around current issues experienced by First Nations
  • Empower communities, nurture innovation and facilitate authentic connections between people and place
  • To cement the forum as a platform to come together, nurture relationships and create action
  • By the third forum community is reporting and presenting on their own agenda, facilitated in-line with regional strategies

The First Nations Forum for 2022 is currently in the planning stages and will be announced shortly.

Theme for 2022

  • Economic development and cultural integrity

Delegations for 2022

  • Social connections and community values
  • Justice and recidivism
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Housing
  • Industry and business
  • Cultural tourism
  • Environmental management

Don't miss this important opportunity! Learn more about how to enable self-determination, representation and wellbeing in Your Community!

To read more about last year's First Nations Self-Determination, Representation & Wellbeing Forum, 2021, please view the event summary [6,142KB].

Partnership opportunities

If you or your organisation is interested in supporting the First Nations community and this event by partnering, please contact the First Nations Partnerships team.

More information

Customer enquiries relating to the region’s Traditional Custodians, council’s Reconciliation Action Plan or other First Nations projects supported by council, can be emailed to the First Nations Partnerships team.