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Stories on 'growing up' from Indigenous people in the ACT metro/Queanbeyan region
This paper presents a summary of the information collected during the department's Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) community engagement qualitative trial undertaken in the Australian Capital Territory metropolitan region and the Queanbeyan region. It is based on focus group and in-depth interviews with key informants and community members including: Elders, parents, care givers, young people, prominent Indigenous organisations and government departments funding Indigenous programs.
These extracts from 'growing up stories' from people who live in the ACT metro/Queanbeyan region relate to the recollections of Indigenous children growing up healthy and strong and perceptions of how their families, communities and environment affect their children's pathways throughout life.