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Living and learning together: principled practice for engagement and social transformation in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia

Posted on: 20 August, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Social and emotional wellbeing Adolescents Remote Rural Western Australia

Drew N (2014)
Living and learning together: principled practice for engagement and social transformation in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia
In: Rinehart RE, Barbour KN, Pope CC, eds. Ethnographic Worldviews. : Springer Link: chapter 7 – pp 77-91

In this chapter, the author discusses the four-year program of engagement with Aboriginal communities in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Youth and community wellbeing program was initiated and funded by the Traditional Owners of the region as a partnership to address youth suicide. The program embodies culturally determined ways of working based on authentic relationship building for the long term. The author explores the importance of everyday practices as well as the use of innovative approaches including photography, art and film to document the lived experiences of community in pursuit of social transformation and critical consciousness.

Abstract adapted from author

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