Good afternoon and happy Friday to our Mayi Kuwayu community.
It has been a little over 3 years since you took part in the first Mayi Kuwayu survey. In those 3 years, we have heard over 10,000 of your stories. This Information is vital in providing insights into how our culture contributes to our wellbeing as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We are starting our second wave of surveys. The survey packs are on their way to your mailbox. We want to acknowledge and thank everyone involved in the Mayi Kuwayu Study, your input is extremely valuable. Yarning and listening to community members about the survey has been empowering, insightful and such a vital contribution to making ‘our cultures count’.
If you don’t receive a Mayi Kuwayu survey over the coming weeks, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have one sent out, or head to www.mkstudy.com.au and complete online to get involved.
Your participation has helped create a valuable resource, now and for the future.
Ray Lovett (Ngiyamppa/Wongaibon)
Mayi Kuwayu Study Director
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program/Research School of Population Health/The Australian National University
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners on whose land I walk, work and live and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay my respects to their Elders both past and present.