Decolonizing systems: Bringing an indigenous perspective into the health system
Luke will be co-facilitating various workshops and yarns and bringing his generous, joyful energy throughout the whole 5 days.
About the presenter/s
Luke Mabb is a wakka wakka man living in lutruwita and board member of Outdoor Health Australia. Luke has been our visionary leader for the 2024 Outdoor Health Forum, bringing to life his vision for connecting all to country, themselves and eachother. Luke will be co-facilitating various workshops and yarns and bringing his generous, joyful energy throughout the whole 5 days.
“I believe there is an interconnection between caring for country and healing our people. My purpose is to share the knowledge that my elders shared with me through rich experiences. Being my authentic self, helping others to learn their truth, to heal their pain and help them to find their way and in so doing, create a healthy country for future generations.”
His relationship with nature began under the wings of his mother, aunty and grandmother, a woman born on Cherbourg Mission, who held strength and knowledge in her Aboriginal heritage.
Lukes relationship with Bush Adventure Therapy began as a 14-year-old young man when he experienced a life-changing program and wanted more BAT in his life. Luke’s background is working as an aboriginal ranger with Parks and Wildlife Tasmania, he’s also currently working as a cultural burning facilitator and previously worked as a aboriginal community ranger for over 10 years. He has spent the last 8 years being involved in various aboriginal men’s groups and with subsequent training in Conservation and Land Management, Public safety in Firefighting, Outdoor Guiding, Wilderness Therapy and Bush Adventure Therapy.
Luke has traversed roles of Aboriginal Ranger, Mentor, Cultural leader and Facilitator within a range of services and organisations. Luke’s passion is caring for country while also caring for people, which strengthens community.