Events | 26th Jul, 2024

River Peoples' Forum: First Nations Water Rights & Justice

Join us in Swan Hill or tune in online on Friday 26 July. An event for First Nations and allies.

Join us for the second River Peoples’ Forum, hosted by Sustainable Living in the Mallee and Friends of Nyah Vinifera Park with support from Environment Victoria and Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN). Register for your free ticket here >>

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Don’t live near Swan Hill or not able to make it? We’re going to be livestreaming one of the panel discussions at 1PM. Find out more and RSVP to tune in here >>

WHEN:

Friday 26 July
10:30 AM – 5 PM

WHERE:

Lower Murray Inn
Monash Dr, Swan Hill 3585

WHAT:

The River Peoples’ Forum is about creating space for honest, community-led discussion on the state of our rivers, and how we create a system that supports both healthy communities and healthy rivers. This year’s focus is on First Nations water rights and justice.

Join us to hear from leading voices on the big opportunities for water justice in the coming months and years, learn about the history and importance of cultural flows and how allies can support First Nations in this vital work for justice.

This will be a free event, with multiple panel discussions and presentations, as well as a catered lunch. For those unable to travel to Swan Hill, we’ll be livestreaming key sessions

Speakers:

  • Grant Rigney – Ngarrindjeri citizen and chair of the Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN)
  • Melissa Kennedy – Tati Tati, Research Fellow in Water Policy & Social Science, University of Melbourne, and co-founder of Tati Tati Kaiejin
  • Brendan Kennedy – Tati Tati, Research Fellow in Water Policy & Social Science, University of Melbourne, co-founder of Tati Tati Kaiejin & MLDRIN Deputy Chair
  • Dr. Erin O’Donnell – water law and policy specialist, focusing on water justice and the rights of rivers. Senior Lecturer and ARC Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School
  • Professor Sarah Wheeler – Professor of Water Economics and leads the Water, Environment and Food economics policy group in the School of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Adelaide

More details and speakers to be announced soon.

Artwork: “Millu Thangura” (Our Murray River Country), by Brendan Kennedy