Yaka Ŋarali (Tackling Indigenous Smoking)
Tackling Indigenous Smoking
Miwatj is part of the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Program. Our program is called Yaka Ŋarali, which means No Smoking.
Do you want to quit ŋarali? Miwatj can help!
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Miwatj has Public Health Community Workers located in Gapuwiyak, Galiwin’ku, Milingimbi and on the Gove Peninsula.
Their djama (work) includes the skin story, Yaka Ŋarali, healthy waŋa (environmental health) and djamarrkuli’wu mulka (caring for our children). For Yaka Ŋarali djama the team can provide support and education at community events and for families in their waŋa (home).
Daniel Bromot Jnr
There is a long history of ŋarali use by Yolngu people.
It was initially introduced during hundreds of years of trade between the Macassan and Yolŋu people. Today approximately 70% of Yolŋu smoke. This has a significant impact on many people’s health and wellbeing.
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