Our Logo Story

The changes to our logo are subtle still encapsulating the original logo meaning representing CATSINaM bringing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Nurses and Midwives together. The coloured concentric rings in the centre are symbols used to depict a gathering for celebration, getting together to share knowledge. They represent the flags of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives. The interlinking lines are the connectivity to CATSINaM and each other that CATSINaM creates. It shows our belonging.

The symbols in the centre represent the Leaders in Indigenous Nursing and Midwifery Education Network and depicts an Elder teaching men and women lore, wisdom, culture and our ways. The yellow in the Aboriginal Flag and the symbols in the centre represent the colour of the original CATSIN logo.

The artwork was created by Lesley Salem. Lesley is a descendent of the Gringai-Wonnarua Nation in NSW, a Nurse Practitioner and member of CATSINaM. The Graphic Design work was created by David Nardoo. David is a descendent of the Pitta Pitta Nation in Queensland.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Nation.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to Countries, Creator, Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future.

CATSINaM is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images, videos, voices and names of people who have since passed away.