On the 8th of March International Women's Day was celebrated globally but due to rain and storms in Central Australia the event was re-scheduled for today, the 14th of March. Hosted by the Institute for Aboriginal Development Arrernte Women Elders Program together with the Arrernte and Central Australia Aboriginal Strong Women's Group.
The event started with a welcome to country from Aboriginal Elder Sabella Turner which followed by speeches from community members Kerri LeRossignol, Christine Palmer, Sarah Carmody, Amelia Turner, Phenya Clarke, Elaine Peckham and Karina Akarana.
There where also stall holders from local organisations CONGRESS, CAAFLU, IAD, NPY Women's Council, CAWLS and ASYAS.
CAMMA was there to capture the event (to listen to the speeches - click below)
00:00 - Kerri LeRossignol- CEO Institute for Aboriginal Development
00:17 - Sabella Turner - Welcome to Country
02:31 - Kerri LeRossignol- CEO Institute for Aboriginal Development
03:05 - Christine Palmer
09:17 - Jane Lloyd - Territory Families Representative - NT GOV
11:03 - Karina - Alice Springs Youth Accommodation Service
13:33 - Sarah Carmody - Congress (Red tails, Pink tails - Right Track program)
14:52 - Amellia Turner-kngwarreye - 'Akeyulerre' Healing Centre
16:39 - Melanie - Head Space Alice Springs
17:16 - Sabella Turner - Head Space Alice Springs
19:02 - Phynea Clarke - CEO of the Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit
21:30 - Kerri LeRossignol- CEO Institute for Aboriginal Development