Disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is twice as prevalent, more complex, and compressed within a shorter life expectancy when compared to other Australians. Acute social, wellbeing and health inequalities are also evidenced. With one exception. Rates of participation in cultural and community activities are on par with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.*
Cultural participation is good for our health. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture has a strong foundation of knowledge exchange through art and storytelling, enabling communities to break down the challenges experienced by those with disability.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability to be held in Geneva this September, was established to address the discrimination and inequality of people with disability worldwide.
NuunaRon is a traditional art and healing group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living with disability. In partnership with FPDN, these artists have the opportunity to share their message with the world by taking their ‘NuunaRon’ exhibition to the Convention. The exhibition will promote their voices and provide an opportunity to build International advocacy and research partnerships.
They need your support.
Your donation can make a difference. Help us send our artists with disability and their NuunaRon exhibition to the UN to advocate for change and share the important stories of our First Peoples.