By Gregory Phillips
Addictions and therapeutic in Aboriginal nation establishes a framework for knowing the problems pertinent to Indigenous addictions to alcohol, gunga and playing and its after-math in a single group, massive River (a fictitious identify for a true community).
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I had to tell him to send them stones back. He got better then. Thus, for this man, alcoholism, violence, suicide and recurrent boils were all related (but not necessarily exclusively) to spiritual causation, land and place, and respect for story places. These three stories provide us with insight into the various meanings of health, well-being and illness featured in Indigenous explanatory models. They imply that for Indigenous peoples, health is related to concepts as diverse as spirit, creation, emotions, cognitive function, knowledge, culture, land, place, cultural obligations to land (to protect story places), body chemicals and reactions, history, and collective familial and community well-being.
Hammill51 has also demonstrated how the ethnographic process can be self-reflexive, involve participant action research, and assist Indigenous community members in the resolution of their organisational and/or personal dilemmas. This way of working, though initially confusing in terms of working out priorities, actually became a critical and enriching ethnographic methodology and personal experience. I found that by working with people, rather than just observing them, they were teaching me not only about their life and the realities of their experiences, but also about mine.
Go telling them whitefellas or anyone about this place [the sacred sites] when you go back”. I obliged and promised not to. That he asked and made the point is evidence of the fine, yet tangible line between ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’. Another instance of this is that soon after I arrived in the community, Robert made the point that, “... there’s been a lot of outsiders coming in working here who don’t respect the church. They’ve been trying to get us to get away from Christianity. But we’re a Christian community here, and we don’t like others telling us otherwise”.
Addictions and Healing in Aboriginal Country by Gregory Phillips