As part of SMI's NAIDOC 2021 activities the Insitute hosted a Yarning Circle when Indigenous and non-indigenous experts to discuss the NAIDOC theme Heal Country!

Professor Norm Sheehan (yarning circle host)  - Honorary Professor, School of Education, UQ
Dr Sarah Holcombe - Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, SMI, UQ
Rob Markham - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, UQ
Jim Walker School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, UQ
Rod Williams - Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Southern Cross University
Tracy Bunda - Academic Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, UQ
Carlos Ordens - Research Fellow, Centre for Water in Minerals Industry, SMI, UQ
Rodger Barnes - Research Project Manager, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, SMI, UQ
Peter Erskine - Director, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, SMI, UQ
Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer - Associate PRME Director (Indigenous Engagement)  Business School, UQ



About SMI NAIDOC Week 2021

During NAIDOC week 2021, SMI is hosting a special webinar and yarning circle to explore this year's theme of Heal Country!
Webinar: Florence Drummond, Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources (IWIMRA) and Joni Parmenter, Research Fellow, Centre for Social Responsiblity in Mining, SMI explore the implications of corporate strategies that focus on gender for Indigenous women and an argument is made for highlighting the needs of this group to provide further opportunities for Indigenous women who choose to work in the sector.