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International Speaker - USA

Vinton Hawley

NIHB Chairman and Phoenix Area Representative
Chairman, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Mr. Vinton Hawley is an enrolled member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and is also of Hopi and Tewa descent. Mr. Hawley was seated as the Tribal Chairman of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in 2015. Mr. Hawley is also the current President of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada which requires his involvement with the governing board comprised of the 26 Tribal Chairman representing the indigenous Tribes of Nevada and the Vice Chairman of the National Indian Health Board. He graduated from the Pyramid Lake High School in 1996 as the valedictorian. In his career, he has primarily worked with Tribal youth and elders. He is one of the youngest speakers of the Numu (Paiute) language and before being seated as the Tribal Chairman, he strived to preserve cultural values and preserve the arts and ways of life of his people. As the Tribal Chairman, he continues to promote cultural preservation. This responsibility also carries with it his commitment to the health and welfare of his people.  It is with this intent that he is committed to quality health care for all Native people and is honored to be a part of the National Indian Health Board.


Linda Burney MP
Keynote Speaker - Opening Address

Linda was elected federal member for Barton in 2016, following a 14 year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. During her state…

June Oscar AO
Keynote Speaker - Closing Address

June Oscar AO is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. She is a strong advocate…

Tjalaminu Mia
Plenary 1 - Stolen Generation's Panel

Tjalaminu Mia is a Menang, Goreng, Wadjari woman; Noongar Nation, Great Southern Region Western Australia. Tjalaminu has worked for near on forty-five years across a…

Ian Hamm
Plenary 1 - Stolen Generation's Panel

A Yorta Yorta man, Ian has extensive government and community sector experience, particularly at executive and governance levels. Ian has overseen major policy and strategic…

Gabriel Bani
Plenary 2 - Healing / Health

“Ngay Gabriel Bani, Athe Barin Koey ngep Ngay Wagadagam Koey Buway, Ngay Koedal, Ngay bibiril Kuki, Ngay Baydham Zugub.” I am a direct descendent of…

Professor Pat Dudgeon
Plenary 2 - Healing / Health

Professor Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area in Western Australia. She is a psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological…

Dr Lynette Riley
Plenary 3 - Learning / Education / Employment

Lynette Riley a Wiradjuri & Gamilaroi woman from Dubbo and Moree; a Senior Lecturer, in the Sydney School of Education & Social Work, The University…

Professor Jakelin Troy
Plenary 5 - Land / Language

Professor Jakelin Troy is a Ngarigu woman from the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. She is the Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

Joe Williams
Plenary 6 - Our Future

Joe Williams is a Wiradjuri, 1st Nations man born in Cowra, raised in Wagga, NSW, having lived a 15 year span as a professional sports…


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