Guuruburra, welcome in the language of the Ngambri People – the First Peoples of the Canberra region.
Originally known as Ngambri-Kamberri-Canberra. 

CATSINaM has set up the ‘Back to the Fire’ 
To highlight the importance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives bring to the Australian health system,
As a safe space for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives, including students and allies to network and share experiences.
As a forum to explore issues and discuss ways to ‘keep the fire burning’ in work, families, communities, and the professions.

"Thank you
for coming Back to the Fire with CATSINaM"

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    Ngata Gwendolyn. Thanks for your reply, I apologise for the slow reply. I have ended up leaving that position due to ongoing lack of cultural safety for myself and lack of commitment to change from the organisation. Victoria is behind the times with ...

  • Looking to connect with any other RANs out there. Paradoxically the level of racism in remote communities towards First Nation's staff and patients is incredibly high. I would love to chat to any other Indigenous RANs about how they deal with it and how ...

  • Evening all, I am looking for some advise on where to start transitioning into the role of Nurse Practitioner. I have completed a graduate certificate in Critical care Emergency care Stream. I have the skill set of a rural generalist with aged care, ...

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    ya nina mapali (Hello everyone) I'm a pakana woman living and working in nipaluna lutruwita (Hobart, Tasmania). I am working in a community setting and the 'Racism. It Stops With Me' campaign is very relevant, however not very widely known. I was wondering ...

  • Posted in: Midwifery Campfire

    Hey Sis, Sorry to hear about the overwhelming cultural burden…I can understand with a similar situation of being the only Identified Midwife in a program development that had a big impact on me. Especially with non culturally literate and aware employees ...

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