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Register for the Junior Murri Carnival

Register for the Junior Murri Carnival

Have you registered your kids for the Junior Murri Carnival yet? Time is running out!
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Because of Her ... Debbie Hoger

Because of Her ... Debbie Hoger

Meet Debbie Hoger, a proud 29 year old Dunghutti woman. Debbie is originally from Sydney, but now lives in the Sunshine Coast. She keeps busy with her husband, two children, and two jobs. She works part time for Murawin, an Indigenous consultancy, as well as runs her own business, Riley Callie Resources. At RCR, she sells resources for early years learning space that have a focus on STEM in an Indigenous context. Debbie has nominated her mother, Carol Vale, as a deadly woman in her life. Caro...
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Aunty Mary Martin

Aunty Mary Martin

Last week we celebrated International Nurses Day with a Yarning Circle at IUIH’s Windsor Office. We heard from several of our community’s deadly nurses, such as Aunty Mary Martin, Aunty Pamela Mam, and Renee Blackman. Aunty Mary Martin spoke about her experiences of working in Aboriginal Community Controlled health for over 40 years.   Aunty Mary is an elder of the Nunuccal People of Stradbroke Island and has connections to the Holt Family of North-Western Carnarvon Gorge. Growing up, she mo...
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Power of Persistence Shines Through for Tallisha

Power of Persistence Shines Through for Tallisha

From overcoming speech and language difficulties as a child, to assisting south-east Queensland Indigenous communities facing similar challenges, Tallisha Harden uses strength of character to prime herself towards personal and professional success.
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Because of Her ... Hannah Getawan

Because of Her ... Hannah Getawan

Meet Hannah Getawan, proud 20 year old Mamu woman, living in Cairns and studying Primary Education. Over the years, Hannah and her four brothers have experienced hard times, yet overcame their struggles as a family.    Hannah has nominated her Mum, Sarina Cane, as a deadly woman in her life. Sarina is a 47 year old Mamu woman, originally from Innisfail. She grew up playing softball, riding her bike to her Nanny’s lolly shop, and going on camping trips with her family.  Seven years ago she m...
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Meet Indigenous Artist, Elaine Chambers!

Meet Indigenous Artist, Elaine Chambers!

Elaine Chambers-Hegarty has designed the beautiful artwork for the IUIH Because of Her Campaign. Elaine credits many strong people in her life for her creative success.   Elaine Chambers is an Indigenous graphic designer and artist – with cultural links to the Koa and Kuku Yalanji people. Elaine’s parents were both born in Cherbourg Queensland, she says that both her parents and grandparents are a great inspiration to her.   “They have always encouraged me to shoot for the stars or to hav...
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Because of Her ... Janice Blackman

Because of Her ... Janice Blackman

Introducing Janice Blackman, a Gubbi Gubbi and Butchella woman from North Queensland.  Janice, now 22 years old, grew up in Mt. Isa with her older brother and younger sister. Janice joined IUIH five years ago, starting with a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. She now works at reception at our Brisbane office. Her grandmother, Sandra Blackman, also works at IUIH in Integrated Team Care. More recently, Janice became a mother to her 11 month old son, Jaidyn. In turn, Janice has nomina...
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Because of Her ... Tracey Hardy

Because of Her ... Tracey Hardy

Tracey Hardy's mum Nola and daughter Sienna are her story.
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Because of Her ... Rhiannon Togo

Because of Her ... Rhiannon Togo

Introducing Rhiannon Togo, a Girramay woman from North Queensland. Rhiannon has two deadly women in her life, her grandmother Venus Wyles and sprinter Cathy Freeman.
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Meet Deadly Choices new Ambassador Tallisha Harden

Meet Deadly Choices new Ambassador Tallisha Harden

Meet Deadly Choices new ambassador Tallisha Harden, a proud Torres Strait Islander woman who grew up in Logan City. Tallisha has represented Australia in Indoor Volleyball, Rugby League, Rugby 7s and Rugby 9s. After taking time off to overcome a serious injury, Tallisha has recently been named as a member of the inaugural top 40 elite female rugby league players in Australia. Not only is she successful with her sporting career she has also graduated her Speech Pathology degree at UQ.
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