alcohol abuse

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America’s Native Prisoners of War: photographic documentary

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/aaron_huey.html Since becoming interested in the plight of Aboriginal Australians forced into reservations in a country they once owned, I have frequently drawn comparisons with the Native Americans in the US. Drawing ethnographic comparisons between nations, although their histories may have developed in different places and on different timescales, helps us see where we went … Continue reading

Ub Lama

Galaa is a troublesome twelve-year-old boy who lives in a yurt in Mongolia’s largest yurt district in Ulaanbataar. His father has been dead for several years, and his mother earns money by selling cigarettes to passing tradesmen at Narantuul Market. He has a very sweet and earnest little brother, who he takes care of despite … Continue reading

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Happy People A Year in the Taiga (2011) Russia, Siberia – Video Dailymotion. In the settlement of Bakhtia, a village on the edge of the Siberian Taiga with around 300 residents, a man wants to show us something. What he wants to show us is his people’s way of life, which has remained largely unchanged … Continue reading

Our Generation

When I was living in Austria in 2011-12, I went on a weekend trip to Salzburg and met two Australian girls in the bar of the hostel I was staying at. Over a discussion about our home countries and their natives, they became very animated whilst talking about Australia’s “Aboriginal problem”. They told me that … Continue reading