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April 24, 2017

A Weaving Lesson

CASSE’S recent event, ‘The Day After Tomorrow – A CASSE Symposium on Breakthrough Recognition’, received many positive responses. Following is a reflective response to the Recognition Effect from […]
March 21, 2017

Harmony Day??

Today is Harmony Day, or, more correctly, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To mark this important event, the United Nations human rights chief reminded Governments around the world that they have a legal obligation to stop hate speech ...
March 5, 2017

MAKING NEWS: THE MEN’S TJILIRRA MOVEMENT

CASSE’s ground-breaking community psychoanalytic approach to Aboriginal mental health is achieving positive outcomes. The Men’s Tjilirra Movement (MTM), facilitated by CASSE and in collaboration with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), is leading cultural revival, changing minds and saving lives in the central western desert region of Australia. Ryan Liddle and the NITV team filmed a feature story about the inspiring men involved in this movement which premiered on 'Living Black' last week. Don't panic if you missed it - it will be replayed on Living Black on SBS on Monday 6th March at 5pm. Following is the story about the MTM which is published on the NITV website.
February 8, 2017

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW – A CASSE Symposium on Breakthrough Recognition

What does a nation that sees, hears and knows – that recognises – all of its peoples look like? Taking the day after recognition as a possible starting or end point, this symposium will journey through the unrecognised trails of trauma and shine a light on breakthroughs to achieve recognition, change minds and save lives.
December 19, 2016

Changing Minds, Saving Lives In The Holiday Season

By Pamela Nathan Holiday Time can be Danger Time! So be forewarned and then forearmed How can this be? Unrealistic expectations – of joyful, happy family […]
November 7, 2016

National Psychology Week

November 6-12 is National Psychology Week. It’s a great time to consider the psychological health and wellbeing of yourself and those around you, and how you […]
October 28, 2016

Listening

By Pamela Nathan RE: ‘Turned down 18 times. Then Paul Beatty won the Man Booker’, by Charlotte Higgins, published in ‘The Guardian’ 27 October 2016  Paul […]
October 28, 2016

Dear Antoinette

Australia has not been a country of master-slave, but a servile consciousness has been perpetuated by the declaration of Terra Nullius, of needing to grant citizenship and land rights and having corralled people into settlements, curfews and 'half-caste' regulations. Gary’s Letter to Antoinette is a very moving letter of remembrance, of deep apology and a wish to repair damage done from a man who grew up in Cape Town, South Africa.
September 30, 2016

Julian Leeser’s courageous stand on suicide

By Pamela Nathan In my previous blog, A week of pride, shame and hope in parliament (20 Sept 2016), I acknowledged some of the high and low-lights of […]
September 20, 2016

A week of pride, shame and hope in parliament

Last week Australia was presented with the Maiden Speeches of our new politicians. While often this time passes with little to cause more than a ripple, this week was different. There were waves of pride, followed by a tsunami of shame, followed by healing waves of hope.
September 16, 2016

Recognition? It’s a matter of life and death in Aboriginal Australia.

As an ABC documentary to air on September 20 asks 'RECOGNITION: Yes or No?', it may be time for you to get a copy of CASSE's 'Recognition' booklet and consider this question from the psychological viewpoint. Written by the Director of CASSE's Aboriginal Australian Relations Program, Pamela Nathan, in preparation for her role as a panellist at the Sydney Ideas event 'What is Recognition?', featuring Noel Pearson and Jonathan Lear, 'Recognition - A matter of life and death in Aboriginal Australia' is a 30 page booklet
September 5, 2016

‘Mabu ngarrungu, Mabu buru, Mabu liyan’

In his powerful maiden speech, Senator Pat Dodson stated that he wants to “work with all of you in building an Australian nation that is characterised, […]

Change gonna come, remembering the 1967 referendum theage.com.au/national/chang… via @theage

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