Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
    Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
    Programs
  • Organisations
    Organisations
  • Conferences
    Conferences
  • Courses
    Courses
  • Funding
    Funding
  • Jobs
    Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

75 kilometre outback trek promotes traditional and healthy lifestyles for women and children

Date posted: 20 July 2012

About 50 women and children, who have been tracing traditional dreaming routes across Central Australia, finished the nine-day 'Long Walk' at Haasts Bluff yesterday.

The 75 kilometre trek has been designed to reinforce traditional and healthy lifestyles, and as way of passing on knowledge about the land.

Organiser Cliff Alexander says there has been positive feedback from participants along the way.

'The people doing the walk at the moment are from Mt Leibig, Haasts Bluff and Papunya, so the three communities joined to do it,' he said.

'The feedback from the communities is that they've been very well received.

'The idea is to promote positive cultural and physical health during the walk, it's the sharing of cultural information and knowledge between grown-ups and children.'

Source: ABC Alice Springs

Links

 
Last updated: 20 July 2012
 
Return to top