Welcome to our week 12 Q&A videos!
This week we look at whether payback is a central feature of Aboriginal daily life. We also investigate why Yolngu people still smoke when they know it is clearly bad for them. Their traditional tobacco was used as a form of currency but this new tobacco has created the phenomenon of ‘cravings’. Effective cross-cultural education is required to show Yolngu why and how smoking is harmful, by comparing it to their own laws and beliefs.
Q34. If Aboriginal people were left to their own devices, wouldn’t we have payback happening all the time?
Q35. Why do Yolngu still smoke when they know it is clearly bad for them?
Q36. Did traditional Aboriginal people use money?