A group of 20 Aboriginal women from the North Coast (Jinderella’s) are attending the National Closing the Gap Conference being staged in Canberra this month.
One of the organisers, Rachael Cavanagh from Grafton, said “the aim of the Closing the Gap campaign is to bring people together to share information and to stand together as one to take action in support of achieving Indigenous Health equality by 2030.
We are taking five areas of discussion to the conference which include:
1. Pre and Post Release
2. Family Violence Impact on Children
3. Cultural Impact and Consideration
4. Healing and Wellness On Country
5. Toxic Substances Drug and Alcohol
Thirteen clans will be represented from the North Coast along with members from the Clarence Valley Yaegl, Gumbangirr and Bundjalung Nations”.
The women have started fundraising to pay for their trip and are currently hosting two events.
On March 5 the group will be holding a BBQ fundraiser at the Good Intent Hotel.
For more information about the Jinderella’s and the plans for Canberra contact Rachael Cavanagh M:0408 731 087.