Janine Mohamed is a Narrunga Kaurna woman currently residing in Melbourne, and Interim Chief Executive Officer at The Lowitja Institute.
‘My social change proposal is The International Alliance of First Nations Nurses - connecting First Nations nurses and fostering their sense of resilience and mutual commitment to increase recognition, value and voice of First Nations nurses within the nursing profession at an international level.’
Over the past 20 years Janine has worked in nursing, management, workforce and health policy, and project management in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. Many of these years have been spent in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector at state, national and International levels.
‘When I have met with First Nations nurses across the world I have learned that we are facing many of the same challenges in our respective countries. We are all committed to continuing to honour our cultural traditions and knowledges and acknowledge our extraordinary stories of survival and resilience in the face of colonisation, and its historical and contemporary consequences. First Nations nurses need to have a prominent and respected collective voice to influence decision making in the international arena.’