Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Journal

Sport in Society

Volume

15

Issue

7

First Page

922

Last Page

935

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2012.723352

Abstract

It is surprising that a nation so dedicated to sport has ignored its role in trying to alleviate youth suicide. Involvement in sport has shown to deflect, even deter, juvenile delinquency. Similarly, there is evidence (and reason) enough to show a strong connection between sport and suicide among the young. Sport is a major element in contemporary Aboriginal life: it provides meaning, a sense of purpose and belonging; it is inclusive and embracing in a world where most Aboriginal youth feel alienated, disempowered, rejected and excluded.


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