Politics

Nov 23, 2017

‘My people are a multimillion-dollar industry and still they die’

The Tiwi people, exploited by an industry of researchers, educators, and politicians, have the highest incidence of suicide on the planet, writes author Marie Munkara

This is a guest post on Crikey blog The Northern Myth by author Marie Munkara, of Tiwi, Chinese & Rembarranga descent with extensive family connections through Arnhem Land, the Tiwi Islands and Darwin.

Ten Tiwi people have died over the past two weeks.

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2 thoughts on “‘My people are a multimillion-dollar industry and still they die’

  1. AR

    Perhaps they could have prevented themselves from acquiring the diseases which killed them?

  2. greg jb

    ahhh.. the dream time… everything bad since then is someone else’s fault

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