Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources
The Link between Indigenous Culture and Wellbeing: Qualitative Evidence for Australian Aboriginal Peoples
Author: Colquhoun, S., & Dockery, M.
Publisher: Centre for Labour Market Research, Curtin University
Evidence suggests that the wellbeing of Indigenous people is enhanced when they maintain their ‘traditional’ culture. This paper uses qualitative data made available from the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children to explore this relationship in the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Specifically, responses to two open-ended questions “What is it about Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander culture that will help your child to grow up strong?” and “Apart from health and happiness, what do you want for your child?” are analysed revealing a number of key themes.