Our Governance

As Mick Gooda, the Indigenous Social Justice Commissioner (Social Justice report 2012, p.90) said: 

“While Indigenous Peoples have governed ourselves since time immemorial in accordance with our traditional laws and customs, when we speak of Indigenous Governance we are not referring to the pre-colonial state. Rather, we are referring to contemporary Indigenous Governance: the more recent melding of our Traditional Governance with the requirement to effectively respond to the wider governance environment.” 

1.2 Indigenous Governance – Indigenous Governance Toolkit (aigi.com.au) 

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.