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The Elders’ Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide

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The Elders’ Report into Preventing Indigenous Self-harm & Youth Suicide

“The speakers in this Report are calling for urgent understanding and action to improve Indigenous wellbeing in Australia. What we
know from decades of experience is that bringing in outsiders does not lead to long term solutions – these can only come from
within communities, who need to own and control the healing process. Themes such as community empowerment, the strengthening
of cultural identity, maintenance of Indigenous languages, culturally appropriate employment, bi-cultural education and returning to country; these human rights are what our people have been advocating for decades and for good reason….”

Mick Gooda
Gangulu (QLD)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social
Justice Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission

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