Having a yarn is helping advocate Aboriginal health needs

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To “have a yarn” meaning to “have a chat” has been a part of Australian slang for a long time.

But do you know what a yarning circle is?

A yarning circle is somewhere stories and knowledge can be shared in a relaxed and comfortable place.

It’s a part of Aboriginal Australian culture and this year was used as a format to discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health at the Australian Public Health Conference in Adelaide.

Now this form of discussion is helping to advocate Indigenous health priorities and aims to champion Indigenous voices and include them in health policy decisions that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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