• Information and resources about ice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

About these resources

We acknowledge the tradition of custodianship and law of the Country on which these resources and website are being built, the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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.

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 in 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.