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Happy New Year! Some coming events for you?

2012 January 18
by anthea

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Leadership Conference – 15-16 February

Strengthening leadership to ‘Close the Gap’ – conference at Citigate Central, Sydney, 15-16 February 2012.

Further information visit

Eat Strong: Good Food for Health Program – Indigenous Nutrition Project,  14 February

The Rural Health Education Foundation (RHEF) will broadcast the second program in their Indigenous Nutrition Project on 14th February. It will be a half hour documentary showcasing health promotion and community development programs in rural and remote Australia. Watch it via the Rural Health Education satellite television network, on NITV, or webstreamed.

You can also go to the RHEF website – register for the webcast and view the 1.5 hour Good Tucker: Improving Indigenous Health program that broadcast on December 6. … the program includes Dr Andy Hume and Anthea from RIG Network in the panel discussion.

Visit for further information and to register and view the above programs.

National Close the Gap Day – Thursday 22 March

Get involved and join thousands of people and organisations around Australia holding events to raise awareness about Indigenous health issues and the need for action! You can register your event at . Register online and Oxfam Australia sends you posters, a DVD specially made for the day and Close the Gap T-Shirts. Resources will be sent out in February. Events can take place in homes, workplaces, schools, universities, medical centres or wherever you think people may be interested in finding out more about the Close Gap campaign. Events can be large or small, formal or informal, and can follow whatever format best suits you!

Why not build an event with community members to link with and celebrate your local food and garden projects?!!!

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