Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 084 HALT Healthy Aboriginal Life Team
Tabled Paper 409
Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Eric Poole
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t Healthy Aboriginal Life Team (HALT) P 0 Box 1967 ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871 4 June 1991. Peter Schnierer Asst General Manager, Policy Branch Health and Social Support ATSIC P 0 Box 17 WODEN ACT 2606 Dear Peter The attached pages cite passages from the Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody which legitimize the HALT process, and indicate directions in which it will continue its contribution, if funding is provided for operation in 1991/92. During the past five years, HALT activities have demonstrated that Aboriginal people can fully participate in equitable working relationships and develop the means to deal with the various degrees of dysfunction in their Communities. The central themes of empowerment and reconci1iation have been the driving principles behind the process of improving traditional social functioning within Communities. 'Aboriginal Community Workers are not new. HALT educators have recruited suitable people from within their Commnities and they have been educated in HALT methods: which support re-affirmation,recovery and adaption of traditional lifestyles. HALT is already providing services recommended by the Royal Commission. The organization is in the process of incorporating into a fully Aboriginal structure operating within traditional geographical areas, and it seeks funding to be able to continue this traditional perspective within the network of other service providers.