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The conference philosophy

The conference philosophy is based upon an approach of “Prevention is better than Cure” which requires a collaborative partnership between all stakeholders, working together to support First Nations communities in addressing Indigenous Men's whole well-being issues to close the gap. ​The foundation of the conference is to share and discuss positive models of change and initiatives. The event is structured in such a way as to develop a wider methodology toward preventative programs that are culturally appropriate and therefore more likely to succeed.


This conference is devoted to highlighting successful men's general being programs rolled out in our communities and families today. Hence, the event has been developed with the belief that it is time to promote the positives and successes in Indigenous men's programs whilst still recognising that we still have a long way to go to close the gap.



2023 conference



The 2023 conference theme includes:

  • To support First Nations Men's  pertinent issues in everyday life

  • To support the treaty and  the voice to the parliament process whole body wellness issues. 

  • The  development of a national First Nations Men's group connective voice  national level

  • To promote Successful community partnerships between First Nations peoples, governments, NGO and Innovative projects which promote leadership in the community,

  • To disseminate information or knowledge for First Nations Men and boys health

  • To support our Culture and its importance First Nations Men and boys

  • To support initiatives in creating better mental health for First Nations people

  • To support First Nations Men's  in the areas of Men’s Health, Family Violence, Men & Safe Gambling, Men and Education, Achievements of Men, Men and Careers

  • To support First Men's Nationally with the Empowering Men and Boys

  • To promote and recognise the hard work of communities and grassroots-based NGO’s and initiatives that have work in the area of First Nations Men

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