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

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Ethnographic Worldviews: Transformations and Social Justice, Vol: 9789400769168, Page: 77-91

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Drew, Neil M
Springer Nature; Springer
Social Sciences; Kimberley; Western; Australia; Aboriginal; Youth; Other Mental and Social Health
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In this chapter, Drew will discuss the 4-year program of engagement with Aboriginal communities in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Youth and Community Wellbeing program was initiated (and wholly 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. He will explore 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.