As part of our ongoing Indigenous Health research collaboration with the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (WBIIH) at the University of Toronto, the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health hosted a team of seven visiting academics and research professional staff in late March for a culturally infused Indigenous knowledge exchange.
The Indigenous knowledge exchange began with a morning spent on Bundjalung Country in Northern NSW, learning from local Elder Aunty Delta about Bundjalung past and present life, land, and flora and fauna – with a beautiful spread of local native foods to share.
We supported local business through hosting a research gathering at Karkalla Byron Bay, an Indigenous-owned restaurant that draws on traditional bush tucker foods to create a beautiful fusion menu. Food plays an important role in bringing us all together, and Karkalla and Aunty Delta’s bush tucker did just that; the experiences brought Indigenous researchers together to plan and do research surrounded by Indigenous culture.
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