2021 David Hunter Memorial Lecture – How can we heal Country?

Following the NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country, Heal Our Nation – our speakers will explore connection to Country and what is needed to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage and heal Country.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bhiamie Williamson

Bhiamie is a Euahlayi man from north-west NSW and south-west Qld with family ties to north-west Qld. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the Australian National University and a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He is currently enrolled in a PhD at ANU.

Bhiamie’s fields of professional and academic experience include Indigenous land and water management, Indigenous youth, Indigenous governance and Indigenous data sovereignty. He is a current member of the Mayi Kuwayu Data Governance Committee and the ACT Bushfire Council.


Dean is a Wiradjuri man and Aboriginal Fire Management Officer with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service. In 2015, he was awarded the ACT NAIDOC Caring for Country Award in recognition of his valuable work in land management in the ACT over many years.

When: 6pm, Monday 27 September 2021

Where: Online
With the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, we decided to move the lecture to be completely online, regardless of any change in restrictions, to keep everyone safe.

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David Hunter was one of the founding members of ANTaR, and an inspiring activist on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues who died in December 2003. This will be the 18th annual memorial lecture held in memory of David’s contributions to reconciliation and Indigenous rights.

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