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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Spirituality and Aboriginal People’s Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Review

Type: Book
Author: Poroch, N., Arabena, K., Tongs, J., Larkin, S., Fisher, J., & Henderson, G.
Publisher: The Lowitja Institute (formerly the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH))
Year: 2009

This review emerged out of a 2006 Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) Roundtable to identify priorities around Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing. The review looks at both the broad differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal spiritual concepts and the ways in which the two concepts have intermingled over time. It also examines the way ceremony, art and song have helped build resistance to the colonisation of Aboriginal spirituality. Chapter Five includes an annotated bibliography of relevant literature spanning the years 1973 to 2008.

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