When Australia’s First Nations peoples lived on their lands there were very few signs of the major health problems we suffer with today.
Diabetes, kidney disease, alcohol and tobacco have taken their toll and heart disease among our First Nations people is at record levels.
The average age of death for First Nations males is approximately 56 years. Females fare slightly better at about 63 years, on average well below the statistics for Non-First Nation people by about 20 years.
Where possible the Wayne Weaver Foundation assists in these matters