FPDN is led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander People with disability

 

Our connection to Country, culture and the history
of our people keeps us strong

 

Our work is vital to improve outcomes
for the next generation

 

We know that the response to the disadvantage experienced
by our people with disability must be led by our people

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national organisation of and for
Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities.

Our organisation is governed by First Peoples with lived experience of disability.
FPDN won the Improving Advocacy and Rights Promotion Award at the 2014 National Disability Awards.

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45%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability or
long-term health condition

7.7%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with severe or
profound disability

2.1x

More likely to be living with disability than other Australians

19%

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability participate
in the workforce

5x

More likely to experience mental illness than other Australians

First People with disability participate in cultural activities at the same rate as First People without disability

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