Anne Poelina

Dr Anne Poelina is an Indigenous community leader, human and earth rights advocate, filmmaker and respected academic researcher, with a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Education, Master of Arts (Indigenous Social Policy) and currently undertaking of Philosophy (Health Science) with the thesis title ‘On Just Terms – Cultural Determinants of Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.’

Anne is Managing Director of Madjulla Inc., a 2011 Peter Cullen Fellow for Water Leadership and is a signatory to the Redstone Statement she helped draft after the f1st International Summit of Indigenous Environmental Philosophy in 2010. She was the Inaugural Chair o the National First Peoples Water Engagement Council in 2011 and later, the Deputy President of the Broome Shire Council. In 2017, she was awarded a Laureate from the Women’s World Summit Foundation (Geneva), and in 2018 she was elected Chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council. She is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the University of Notre Dame and a Visiting Research Fellow with the Australian National University – Crawford School of Public Policy.

In a time of Climate Emergency, Anne combines First Law, Indigenous Science (traditional ecological knowledge), and the rights of nature as solutions for planetary health and human wellbeing.

Anne will deliver the keynote presentation in third webinar on Wednesday 24 March 2021 6 – 8 pm (AEDT).