17 episodes

Indigenous Health MedTalk covers topics related to women's and men's health, family health and wellness, mental health, sexual health and community innovations related to and affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Hosted by Dr Danielle Arabena: the Medical Educator for the Indigenous Health Training Team at General Practice Training Queensland. Danielle speaks to innovators, trail blazers and community leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medicine.

A podcast, not exclusively for Medical Doctors, but anyone with an interest in Indigenous health.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6, 22 Ratings

Indigenous Health MedTalk covers topics related to women's and men's health, family health and wellness, mental health, sexual health and community innovations related to and affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Hosted by Dr Danielle Arabena: the Medical Educator for the Indigenous Health Training Team at General Practice Training Queensland. Danielle speaks to innovators, trail blazers and community leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medicine.

A podcast, not exclusively for Medical Doctors, but anyone with an interest in Indigenous health.

    Elder Wisdoms on environmental health with Uncle Wayne Fossey

    Elder Wisdoms on environmental health with Uncle Wayne Fossey

    On the show today we have the endlessly knowledgeable Uncle Wayne Fossey. Uncle Wayne is a fierce advocate for Indigenous land rights, environmental health and sustainable living. He shares some uplifting, informative and, at times, confronting stories. Don't miss this opportunity to absorb these Elder wisdoms; I hope you enjoy the show.

    Bio:
    "I was born in Nambour and raised on the banks of the Petrie creek in a tin shed with a dirt floor. My father was a soldier who returned from WWII and married a local girl. Life growing up was a happy one. My grandfather on my dad's side, was a fella born near Raglan, he was taken by a white fella and put on board a ship. He ended up wandering the west in places like Roma, Cunnamulla and Charleville. He fitted in and survived working odd jobs.

    Growing up education was an important part of my life and I was successful in a scholarship and went on to study at University at a young age. I became a teacher at first and then went further on to be a subject master, deputy principal and then principal. I later took time off from work to conduct research into historical records and was a part of various research projects, such as the outer lesson suicide of female Indigenous girls around the world in places like Hawaii, Canada, Belgium and France. My education has allowed me to educate others."

    • 36 min
    Pioneering Indigenous health with Aunty Dr Mary Martin and Dr John Buckley

    Pioneering Indigenous health with Aunty Dr Mary Martin and Dr John Buckley

    Dr Danielle yarns with Dr John Buckley and Aunty Dr Mary Martin about their long standing and pioneering professional relationship in the landscape of cultural and medical education. Please enjoy this touching episode

    Dr John Buckley is a passionate GP and educator. He wants to instil an energy in future GPs to do great work with continual vigour.

    With over 35 years of experience in the health industry, Mary Martin's career began in the early '70s as a nurse at the Mater Hospital. Over the years she has served on multiple boards and committees and was instrumental in the establishment of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, where she still works today.

    Mary Martin was recently awarded a Member of the Order of Australian (AM) in recognition of her dedication and significant contribution to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

    • 38 min
    Indigenous Bush Medicine with Quandamooka man Matthew Burns

    Indigenous Bush Medicine with Quandamooka man Matthew Burns

    On the show today we yarn with Indigenous cultural tour guide, Matthew Burns, about bush medicine, traditional hunting techniques and growing up on the beautiful and sacred Island of Minjerribah also known as North Stradbroke Island.

    Bio:
    Matthew Burns is a Quandamooka man and Traditional Owner of Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island. He has been dancing and sharing traditional stories and knowledge for over 20 years. Matthew talks about the significance of song and dance, artefacts, bush tucker, art and culture to his people.

    For more information about Matthew's tours please visit:
    https://www.stradbrokeferries.com.au/tours-attractions/activities/goompi-trail

    • 38 min
    Decolonisation on an individual level, sacred spirituality and Murdering Creek with artist Dr Bianca Beetson

    Decolonisation on an individual level, sacred spirituality and Murdering Creek with artist Dr Bianca Beetson

    Today on the show we are joined by artist Dr Bianca Beetson (Director Indigenous Research at Griffith University). We discuss her impressive and moving work, unpacking the human experience, decolonisation on an individual level and sacred spirituality.

    Bio:
    Bianca Beetson is a Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi (Sunshine Coast) Wiradjuri (NSW) woman, Born in Roma Western Qld. Studied a Bachelor of Arts Visual arts at the Qld University of Technology from 1993 -95, Completed her Honours 1998 and Doctor of Visual Arts in 2018. Bianca's is a visual artist who works in a broad range of media including: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and public art.

    Work:
    http://biancabeetson.blogspot.com/

    Exploring the value of acoustic ecology with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in prison:
    http://www.listeningtocountry.com/#:~:text=The%20aim%20of%20%E2%80%98Listening%20to%20Country%E2%80%99%20is%20to,through%20sound%2C%20between%20human%20beings%20and%20their%20environment.

    Murdering Creek Visual References:
    https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/murderingcreek?epa=HASHTAG

    ABC Story paralleling Bianca's experience in Murdering Creek:
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-12/lake-weyba-visitors-report-spooky-lights-humming-noises/12271554

    • 37 min
    Historical insights into Racism in Australia with Aboriginal Elder Colin Jones

    Historical insights into Racism in Australia with Aboriginal Elder Colin Jones

    Cultural insight by Uncle Colin Jones.

    Part of Dr Danielle's work as a Cultural Educator and Medical Educator is to run Cultural Immersions for Doctors. This episode is the audio from one such Cultural Immersion for GP registrars at Bunya Mountains.

    Uncle Colin is a highly educated man, who has lectured all around the world, including the Royal Society of London. He is an inspiring presenter who changes the lives of the Doctors who attend his lectures and he gave us permission to film this so we can share it here.

    Uncle Colin provides a fascinating historical insight in to racism in Australia under colonisation and this should be required listening for all Australians into the origins and mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Unconscious bias, cultural safety and racism in health: How we heal a broken system with Professor Gregory Phillips

    Unconscious bias, cultural safety and racism in health: How we heal a broken system with Professor Gregory Phillips

    On the show today we talk to Professor Gregory Phillips, a change-maker, thought-leader and medical anthropologist. We spoke about issues such as cultural safety, Indigenous health equality, western medical science and the importance of working in an Indigenous knowledge basis.

    Bio:
    Gregory Phillips is from the Waanyi and Jaru peoples, and comes from Cloncurry and Mount Isa. He is a medical anthropologist, with thirty years' experience in leading change in cultural safety, healing and decolonisation. Gregory is Chief Executive Officer of ABSTARR Consulting, is a Professor of First People's Health, and serves on several boards and committees, including chairing the Ebony Institute, the Cathy Freeman Foundation and AHPRA's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health strategy group.

    Links:
    ABSTARR Consulting: http://abstarr.com/
    Find Gregory on LinkedIn here.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

sparrowsfoot ,

Love it!

Insightful and entertaining! Love Dr D!

Karlsy ,

Insightful and delightful

Dr Danielle is a fabulous host and the guests bring a great insight and understanding to the issues and intricacies of Indigenous health in Australia. Great and worthwhile listen!

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