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The strength within
Bernie Shields

As an Aboriginal Health Worker, Bernie Shields spent her whole career empowering her people - and they, in turn, empowered her. Bernie worked at the old East Arm Leprosarium, a place that carried her through one of the most difficult times in her life. Bernie survived being shot, and used this experience to educate remote communities across the Top End.  


Bernie told her story live on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at SPUN at Darwin Festival where the theme was POWER.


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