The person behind the substance
Ice (crystal methamphetamine) is a growing problem for communities around Australia. Culturally appropriate resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are essential to support and empower individuals and communities who are working to address ice use and related harms.
Over the past 2 years we have been talking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia to understand what communities want to know about ice and how an online toolkit could support them addressing ice related issues. Based on the knowledge shared by community we are developing a variety of resources guided by an expert advisory group of senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. Check out the above sneak peek of some of the resources in development!
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For the purposes of this website, we respectfully refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. This term ‘peoples’ emphasises the diversity of the many Aboriginal nations and Torres Strait Islander groups and their language groups, cultures, kinship structures and ways of life.
About the artwork
Jenna Lee is a proud Larrakia, Wardaman and Karajarri woman working as an artist and designer at Gilimbaa, an Indigenous Creative Agency. Jenna led the development of the designs whilst working closely with the Cracks in the Ice team. An important aspect of the patterning Jenna designed was acknowledging that everyone’s journey through crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) dependence and recovery is different. It is important to make sure to never lose sight of the individual in the story. Together, the elements carry a message of empathy, compassion, cultural strength and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Page last reviewed: Thursday, 12 December 2019
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