Thanks for the write up NACCHO Aboriginal Health Australia!
We're proud of the deadly work we're doing down here in Gunditjmara country
“Culture provides us with connection and identity and what better feeling than knowing who you are as a person.”
--Levi Geebung Bidjara-Gunditjmara man and Social and Emotional Wellbeing Caseworker at Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative.
Levi runs the Gunditjmara Aboriginal Men’s Group and is a deadly role model in our community, working to improve men’s health, explore culture and identity and looks at ways to address the high rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in detention centres and prisons.
“One of the most powerful ways to reduce Aboriginal prison rates is self-determination. Empowering communities to help themselves.”
The Gunditjmara Aboriginal Men’s Group meets every fortnight to yarn, empower the community, relax, enjoy a good meal, and bring cultural value back into men’s lives.
For Men’s Health Week this week, Levi did an interview with the National Indigenous Radio Service. In the spirit of this special week, have a listen to the full story here: https://ow.ly/lKeA50OQ6FJ
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