The Eighth Gathering of Healing Our Spirit Worldwide at the International Convention Centre, Sydney in 2018 brings together Indigenous peoples from around the world to gather and celebrate the power of our knowledge and our wisdom, to share our stories with pride and purpose and to harness the spirit within and around us.

Gawuwi gamarda Healing Our Spirit Worldwidegu
Calling our friends to come, to be at Healing Our Spirit Worldwide
Ngalya nangari nura Cadigalmirung
We meet on the country of the Cadigal

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Program now available

The 2018 program covers 4 days of inspiring sessions. View it now. More presenters will be added, following abstract submission and acceptance. Read More

Keynote speaker

Opening keynote address

The Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Organising Committee are pleased to announce the Opening Keynote Address will be given by Linda Burney MP. Linda is a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation. Linda's commitment to Indigenous issues spans more than 30 years. Read More

Call for abstracts

The Healing Our Spirit Worldwide Organising Committee welcomes the  submission of abstracts
for original contribution in the following themes:

Healing / Health
Lore / Law / Justice
Land / Language
Learning / Education / Employment
Our Future

Submit abstract Access guidelines

The abstract submission period closes on 13 April 2018.
All notifications will be sent by the end of May 2018.


One of the world’s most vibrant cities and located on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is home to 29 clan groups, known as the Eora Nation.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the country on which The Gathering will take place and our responsibility to respect and care for country, people and spirit.

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