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Brighter Indigenous Futures

Centre for Nursing and Midwifery (CNMR) Indigenous Futures project lead, Lynore Geia features in Oxfam Australia's new video calling for pledges of support from all Australians to Close the Gap.

Release of the latest report into Closing the Gap has prompted fresh calls for Australian to pledge their support to health equality for all.

JCU Centre for Nursing and Midwifery (CNMR) Indigenous Future project lead and Bwgcolman woman, Lynore Geia worked with Oxfam recently on a video calling for support and understanding to Close the Gap and address the different life trajectories and opportunities for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people.

The Close the Gap initiative was launched more than 10 years ago to achieve health equality for all Australians within a generation.

The video was shot on Palm Island and featured Dr Geia, who emphasised the need for all Australians to focus on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have 'negotiated two worlds for over 225 years'.

"The solution lies within the community," Dr Geia said, "We need to grow our own leaders; grow our own professionals, and that will close the gap. I know it will."

Find out more, watch the video, and pledge your support here.

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