Wow – wow – wow – wow.

Yura Roianne,

Wow – wow – wow – wow. 

My deepest thanks and blessings for having me as part of this phenomenal ceremony. A re-birthing of CATSINaM. A couple of people shared with me that they had been disengaging with CATSINaM but the conference had motivated them deeply. I also met a very new member who said she was going to tell her colleagues to join. The fire has been tended to nicely. 

I have my visa from the Yidinji Sovereign – so proud. It will sit with my Cherbourg Ration Shed ‘Permit’. 

Had a good yarn with Angela Coe and Marni after my presentation. I think that sorted and settled a lot for each and all of us. It was a good yarn. They’re interested in the concept of ‘intellectual traditions’ – and as usual, I have some ideas around that. 

I’ll be building some of the information re. Cultural Safety as Irihapety determined it, into that Contemporary Nurse paper. I’m happy to keep moving that along. I have more clarity now and you’ll be ‘on tour’ for the next couple of months. 

I also gave my word to some people that I’d give CATSINaM a copy of my presentation (attached here as a PDF). Happy for it to be uploaded to the conference site (or similar). 

As you now take the flames of this fire other Countrys, know that you do so with the full strength of what all of that was seen, heard, felt, shared and learned. The transformation has begun (rather like the ‘second coming’ hey????)

Take care. I’m off to get ready for this first day with GCHHS.


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