Damian Griffis is the CEO of the First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN). Damian is a Worimi man and a leading advocate for the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. He has been a central figure in establishing FPDN and is a disability activist engaged in national, regional and international forums.
First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities, governed by First Peoples with disability and Elders of the disability movement. Following the principles enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, FPDN engages with communities around Australia and advocates for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability in Australia and within international forums. A core principle driving FPDN is to work with First Peoples with disability, their families and communities across Australia to ensure their diversity and priorities is reflected in FPDN’s work.
Concurrent session speaker: When disability rights movements lead: rethinking approaches to sustainable development