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Health

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]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. Female’s fare slightly better at about 63 years, an average well below the statistics for non-First Nations people by about 20 years.

Where possible the Wayne Weaver Foundation assists in these matters.

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SONGLINES

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Songlines

This unique original cultural masterpiece, was offered to the Foundation by the artists … five prisoners from five Aboriginal language groups. It was produced for Family Day during NAIDOC Week in 2015 before being offered to the Foundation as a fundraiser.

Songlines was offered in a limited ticket raffle which was drawn in November 2019.

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History

Songlines was collectively created by five First Nations Men serving prison sentences at the Queensland Correctional Centre at Gatton for NAIDOC day celebrations in 2015.

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Meaning and understanding

‘Songlines’ is a study in one major work which shares totems and spirituality, joins hearts and minds and is sharing one dream to support community in Sorry Business and Grieving.

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