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Dog Ear Cafe: How The Mt Theo Program Beat the Curse of Petrol Sniffing
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Andrew Stojanovski
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Dog Ear Cafe: How The Mt Theo Program Beat the Curse of Petrol Sniffing

Andrew Stojanovski


9781921665066

Hybrid Publishers


History;
Drug & substance abuse: social aspects;
Indigenous peoples;
Personal & public health;
Family & health


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336 pages

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Dog Ear Cafe is a true-life adventure story about how one Aboriginal community beat the odds and defeated petrol sniffing. It tells of the Mt Theo Petrol Sniffing Program: a story of culture clash, of two lines of fire that meet in the desert night, of partnerships that cross Australia's racial divide. Woven throughout are humour, taboos, bush mechanics, hope and tragedy. In a colloquial and narrative manner, this book invites the reader to a deeper analysis of the assumptions behind white and black economics, indigenous alcoholism, welfare dependency and the failure of well intended policy and programs. Hidden in the subtext is a mud map for reproducing successful partnerships with indigenous Australians.

The Mt Theo Program was founded in 1994, when half the teenage population of Yuendumu were sniffing. Eight years later no one sniffed, and ex-sniffers had become youth leaders and community workers. The elders of Mt Theo used their traditional bush knowledge to turn lives around.

By:   Andrew Stojanovski
Imprint:   Hybrid Publishers
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9781921665066
ISBN 10:   1921665068
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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