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By Gregory Phillips

ISBN-10: 0855754508

ISBN-13: 9780855754501

Addictions and therapeutic in Aboriginal state establishes a framework for realizing the problems pertinent to Indigenous addictions to alcohol, gunga and playing and its after-math in a single neighborhood, huge River (a fictitious identify for a true community).

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From my previous experience, I knew some mobs and people in Big River felt angry and bitter at the church, and resented its place in their history and lives. Thus, I simply resolved to record people’s views on the church and spirituality in all its forms, and offer my views honestly if approached. When we were in Canada, Robert asked me about my views, and I shared them honestly. I was able to share that in my view, traditional Aboriginal spirituality was as legitimate as Christianity, and that sometimes people made the mistake of thinking Christianity was the only way—that it had to be one or the other.

They end up not talking about health at all”. Thus, their perceptions of me as a health worker could have contributed to this apparent reluctance to speak with me. However, I overcame this by speaking with and interviewing men individually. I also was able to speak with men and gauge body language and interaction styles during fishing and camping trips. On the very last day of my last visit to Big River, I was able to have a focus group discussion with men during one of the newly established men’s group meetings.

Go telling them whitefellas or anyone about this place [the sacred sites] when you go back”. I obliged and promised not to. That he asked and made the point is evidence of the fine, yet tangible line between ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’. Another instance of this is that soon after I arrived in the community, Robert made the point that, “... there’s been a lot of outsiders coming in working here who don’t respect the church. They’ve been trying to get us to get away from Christianity. But we’re a Christian community here, and we don’t like others telling us otherwise”.

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