21 July 2009

New report on indigenous health and wellbeing

Indigenous health and wellbeing: the importance of country : Native Title Research Report 1/2009
Cynthia Ganesharajah / Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, April 2009
A key aspect to improving Indigenous wellbeing is exploring the relationship between land and wellbeing. Evidence exists which suggests there are positive physical health outcomes from living or working on country.

However, it has also been argued that Indigenous health cannot improve whilst Indigenous peoples continue to live outside urban areas. These competing views will lead to the adoption of very different strategies for addressing Indigenous health issues. Therefore, it is critical to develop an understanding of the value of native title, the return of lands generally, or the capacity to live or work on country, to Indigenous peoples' wellbeing.

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of relevant material. The central argument is that Indigenous health strategies should take into consideration the importance of connection to country to maximise their effectiveness. > read report

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