Homelands Closure Threats - News Reports

Aboriginal communities across remote Western Australia may be closed due to funding pressures but Indigenous leaders are concerned about what that could mean.

Wangkatjungka Homelands Community - Battle Plans


Oombulgurri - Hear from the community themselves

Oombulgurri is a remote community in WA or at least it was until it was closed by the Government. Hear from the community themselves.


Audio - Homelands

Videos - Homelands explained

Homelands are communities established by Aboriginal people so that they can maintain their connection with their traditional, ancestral land. These communities have lower levels of social problems and significantly better health outcomes for Aboriginal people -- as well as a strengthened connection to culture, language and spirituality.

Why First Nations people need autonomy over their food supply

Going without food, or going without nutritious food, has heavy consequences for Indigenous people, as we learnt on a recent research trip to the West Kimberley. Indigenous Australians are already twice as likely to have a disability or chronic illness as non-Indigenous Australians; poor nutrition compounds these problems, leading to further illness and secondary impairments.Aboriginal people consistently reported alleviating food insecurity by going crabbing or fishing on traditional lands. Though this accounted for a small portion of total dietary intake. [node:read-more:link]


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