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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Locals hear message of Swimming the river

Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation (CAC) hosted the launch of an Aboriginal education DVD on Friday, June 20.

The DVD, titled Swimming the river, is adapted from a metaphor from Ian Trust, of the Wanum Aboriginal Community in the Kimberley region, and refers to the struggle Aboriginal people have in gaining beneficial opportunities.

It was adapted for the Far West Coast region and also details the cycle many Aboriginal families go through, including dependence on welfare and use of alcohol and other drugs.

Wayne Miller and Maureen 'Mima' Smart were chosen to provide narration for the DVD, with Mr Miller speaking in English and Ms Smart speaking in Pitjantjatjara.

Ms Smart said this was an important message to pass on to the Aboriginal children in the community. 'What we put in the DVD is important for our children. We need to walk with our children to help them swim the river,' she said.

Source: West Coast Sentinel

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Last updated: 26 June 2014
 
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