Information and resources about ice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Crystal methamphetamine ('ice') 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 below sneak peek of some of the resources in development!
About these resources
We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this country and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
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 (‘ice’) 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.