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November 13, 2017

Phantom Pain

Image: Kader Attia, ‘J’Accuse’ 2016 (detail) installation view, from ACCA exhibition, Photograph Andrew Curtis By Pamela Nathan Review of current exhibition of works by KADER ATTIA […]
November 9, 2017

Non-Indigenous Australians support ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’

Along with many First Nations People, many non-Indigenous Australians were disappointed in the Government’s response to the Referendum Council’s ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’, which was […]
November 2, 2017

Towards Awareness: Spaces of HOPE

Still reeling from the depths and deep impact that the - The Heart of the Matter : Deep listening, Dreaming and Joining the Dance conference provoked us to delve….. we quietly recover and reintegrate into the daily life of the world we each inhabit, the impact continues to be revealing and visceral.
September 19, 2017

More reflections on the ‘Heart of the Matter’

I have been overwhelmed by the response to the recent RANZCP Psychotherapy Conference at which I was privileged to be a keynote speaker and the CASSE […]
September 18, 2017

The Heart of the Matter

CASSE was privileged to be among those invited to present, share and talk about our work at the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' (RANZCP) 2017 Psychotherapy Conference, which was hosted at Uluru from the 15th to the 17th of September...
September 8, 2017

Between catastrophe and survival

Stan Grant's recent feature story about Captain Cook's arrival in Australia ('Between catastrophe and survival: The real journey Captain Cook set us on' By Stan Grant, ABC News, 25 Aug 2017) is a moving insight into the truths, lies, contradictions and possibilities around the 'birth' of Australia.
August 7, 2017

RANZCP Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference 2017

CASSE is proud to announce that Pamela Nathan, Director of CASSE's Aboriginal Australian Relations Program, will be the keynote speaker at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists' (RANZCP) Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference 2017.
July 3, 2017

Happy NAIDOC Week!

Language is a timeless bond that links a people with their history, their future, their land, their culture and their law.  Language matters! Happy NAIDOC – […]
June 26, 2017

“No-one cares”

"You're rampaging around the streets at night and no-one cares … you've got no-one looking after you". A thirteen year old boy in Tennant Creek, whose father is being held on remand, awaiting trial for the alleged brutal murder of his mother in January this year, has 'gone off the rails'. He is a child whose life has been rampaged, ruptured, shattered and broken. His court appearance was devastating:
June 19, 2017

preventing suicide

TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses suicide. Too many of our communities bear the tragic burden of suicide. I am sharing the following two articles that offer important insights about people who may be at risk.
June 16, 2017

Reflections

Image: Anglicare’s David Pugh closing the Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference, displaying a shield made by the Men’s Tjilirra Movement (MTM). MTM Program Manager, Jamie Millier Tjupurrula […]
June 2, 2017

Constitutional recognition and the Uluru convention – what it all means

Discussion and debate about constitutional recognition and the outcome of last week’s Uluru convention of hundreds of Aboriginal community leaders will continue to build as Australia decides […]