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Dogs in Aboriginal Communities-An Environmental Health Perspective

2000, Dogs in Aboriginal Communities - An Environmental Health Perspective Billy Gumana, Environmental Health NT Big Lick 2000 Conference

My name is Billy Gumana and I come from East Arnhem Land. I work in my own community; the only thing in my mind is my community. My community doesn’t know anything about scabies, about dog sharing disease to us humans. My community don’t know anything about that. Some people in my community have dogs that have been given to them by a special ceremony. There are ceremony ways of keeping dogs. I sing about dogs, I dance dogs, I hear dogs getting killed. Dogs are related to us. Dogs are family, but people in my community don’t know they carry diseases.

Dogs in aboriginal communities

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