There is a growing body of culturally appropriate information and support services for Indigenous people affected by cancer. Some good examples are:
- The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control56
- Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet website57 provides links to cancer information developed by various jurisdictions.
Contact your local Cancer Council or Indigenous health organisation to explore resources, information and support available for Indigenous people in your area. It may also be helpful to seek out resources from other jurisdictions. Examples include:
- For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cancer Australia. 201558
- Cancer Council Victoria, Aboriginal Programs website59
- New South Wales Cervical Screening Program60 (cervical screening materials for Aboriginal audiences).
Other mediums to build your understanding of Indigenous culture
Examples of popular media sources include:
- Awaye!61 ABC Radio National, Monday 6pm, Saturday 3pm. Awaye! is produced and presented by Aboriginal broadcasters and is Australia's only national Indigenous arts and culture program. Awaye! covers music, arts, spirituality, politics, dance, literature, theatre. Awaye! is also a showcase for features and documentaries produced by Indigenous people overseas, including Maori, Polynesian, native American and South African broadcasters.
- ABC Online Indigenous62 is designed to reflect current issues in the Indigenous community. It's a highly informative, dynamic and interactive space, showcasing creativity, developing online communities, encouraging social engagement in a rich media, multi-platform environment, offering audio and video downloads and user-upload opportunities.
- Speaking Out63 covers culture, lifestyle and political issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. ABC Local Radio 9.30pm Sunday.
- Imparja64 delivers information and communication services to the community, while promoting Indigenous culture and values. It has an ongoing commitment to its stakeholders and the development of its employees.
- NITV- National Indigenous Television- Foxtel65
- National Indigenous Radio Service66