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The Day After Tomorrow

A CASSE Symposium on Breakthrough Recognition

 

SPEAKER PROFILE: Senator Patrick Dodson

patrick_dodsonSenator for Western Australia

Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Patrick Dodson is a Yawuru man from Broome in Western Australia. He has dedicated his life work to being an advocate for constructive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples based on mutual respect, understanding and dialogue. He is a recipient of the Sydney International Peace prize.

Patrick has extensive experience in Aboriginal Affairs, previously as Director of the Central and Kimberley Land Councils and as a Commissioner in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. He also served as inaugural Chair of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and as Co-Chair of the Expert Panel for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.

Prior to his endorsement by the Australian Labor Party as a Western Australian Senator in March 2016, Patrick was a member of the ANU Council, Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame (Broome) and Co-Chair of the National Referendum Council.

CASSE’s first cultural bush camps, part of our ‘Shields for Living, Tools for Life‘ program, have commenced to support at-risk young people to get ‘back on track’. Read story in the Centralian Advocate and media release from Minister Dale Wakefield here: casse.org.au/2019/11/01/bac… pic.twitter.com/ZIWaAVGR4V

About 2 weeks ago from CASSE Australia's Twitter via Twitter Web App