This article by Victoria Grieves examines the indigenous foundations of well-being, as demonstrated by her research in a Redfern community.
“Knowing about your people’s history and culture enhances identity, gives strength and pride, a sense of belonging, it gives more grounding in life, a connection to the knowledge of ancestors and cultural activity including language, art, law/lore and dance. It allows a way of sharing, connection to land, survival, bush tucker and medicines. It also allows empowerment, for a person to move on in life in a positive way. It increases all aspects of one’s wellbeing as it enhances their life in every way – physical, emotional, spiritual, economic.”