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Anne Poelina

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Biography :
Dr. Anne Poelina is a Nyikina Warrwa (Indigenous Australian) woman in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Poelina is an active Indigenous community leader, human and earth rights advocate, filmmaker, and a respected academic researcher, with a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Education, Master of Arts (Indigenous Social Policy) recently submitted a Ph.D. (Health Science) titled, ‘Martuwarra First Law Multi-Species Justice Declaration of Interdependence: Wellbeing of Land, Living Waters, and Indigenous Australian People’. Signatory to the Redstone Statement 2010, she is a 2011 Peter Cullen Fellow for Water Leadership. In 2017, she was awarded a Laureate from the Women’s World Summit Foundation (Geneva), elected Chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council (2018), Adjunct Professor, and Senior Research Fellow with Notre Dame University, and a Research Fellow with Northern Australia Institute Charles Darwin University. Poelina is a Visiting Fellow with Australian National University, Canberra Australia Water Justice Hub to focus on Indigenous Water Valuation and Resilient Decision-making. ORCID:
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Personal Statement :
Ancient songlines of collective wisdom, hope, justice, and equity in the pursuit of peace with Indigenous peoples and with Country.