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Leading Aboriginal Academic Professor Roianne West talking about how The Lowitja Institute named her as the winner of the 2020 Lowitja Institute Cranlana Award for outstanding research leadership. Lowitja Institute CEO Dr Janine Mohamed said the national award honoured excellence from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers whose contributions to their academic field were recognised nationally and internationally, and who had contributed significantly to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Indigenous filmmaker Caden Pearson discussing his new hybrid documentary “Wawu: Divine Hope”. Wawu: Divine Hope explores how the culture, faith, and geography of a people shaped the emergence of a unique tradition celebrated during Easter in Hope Vale. It explores why, on the anniversary of Jesus’ crucifixion, do the people of Hope Vale clean and decorate the graves of the people in their community who have passed away?

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