At the same time, Australia wide 54% of all young people in youth detention were Indigenous even though only 2% of the population is Indigenous?
… Did you also know that these kids are the most likely group to reoffend? … and that they are the most likely to become incarcerated as adults
We are in 2019 and STILL, Indigenous Australians are disproportionately overrepresented in nearly all negative wellbeing indicators such as suicide, unemployment, lack of education, incarceration, infant and child mortality, and preventable deaths.
We NEED to start changing these statistics.
As many of you know I work closely with an organisation called SevGen. SevGen stands for Seven Generations. The organisation is called that because it promotes a uniquely sustainable view of the world that says each action that we take will impact seven generations into the future.
SevGen is short for Seven Generations. Every decision is made with an awareness of the impact seven generations into the future.
Unlike many NFPs that work with tangible KPIs, SevGen is a bit different in that it is dedicated to creating wellness through connection and relationships for those who desperately need it.
Despite a growing number of articles linking positive relationships to better health and wellbeing, the concept is still considered an ‘alternative’ way of addressing social inequality. Unfortunately, ‘mainstream’ solutions do not appear to be working, especially for our Indigenous children who are still the most overrepresented in our criminal system and the least represented in educational outcomes.
And, it is not just me who believes that statistics such as incredibly high suicide rates among Indigenous youth highlight the disconnect between the problems and solutions - Organisations such as SevGen identify the need for grassroots campaigns instead of top-down approaches. Terri's latest initiative, Deadly Salt & Pepper, is a new seasoning from an ancient land. Terri says " This initiative is currently raising fund to continue our caring community business model, working to do things a little more our way" and it is working.
If you would like to help us elevate a group of First Nation people and ignite their passion from within. Please consider supporting SevGen by donating today or help us with our ourDeadly Saltt & Pepper crowdfunding.
Any amount makes a difference.
YOU will make a difference.
*SevGen is a registered Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission (ACNC) charity. SevGen has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)