It is important to recognise diversity within Indigenous Australia and understand there is not one cultural model that fits all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural groups. However, there is a common bond across cultural groups with respect to connection to Country and its relationship to health and wellbeing.
In this assignment you are required to identify and acknowledge your local Traditional Custodians; discuss the relationship of Country to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians generally; and reflect on your own cultural values and health beliefs
Identify the Australian postcode and the corresponding town/suburb of the area where you are currently living or studying. ( My postcode is 3550 )
Identify the Traditional Custodians of that postcode using a credible source of information and provide a written Acknowledgement of Country to the Traditional Custodians
Identify and discuss the relationship of Country to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
Integrate a minimum of three credible references to support your discussion.
Identify your own cultural background. (Im from the Philippines)
Compare (discuss any similarities) and contrast (discuss any differences) the relationship of country to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians to the health beliefs of your own identified culture.
Personal beliefs should be expressed in first person and do not require referencing.