International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day

The 9th September is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day, in recognition of the ninth day of the ninth year symbolising nine months of pregnancy and women abstaining from alcohol during that time. International FASD awareness day is an opportunity to pass on healthy messages to the community with the aim of lifting the profile of FASD.

The following video created by Goolari Media highlights the importance of this issue for pregnant women in our communities.

FASD by Goolari Media

Indigenous Literacy Day : 3rd September

Indigenous Literacy Day

Indigenous Literacy Day aims to raise vital funds to put books and literacy resources into the hands of school students, mothers, babies and toddlers in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. Your support can help raise funds to buy books and literacy resources for children in these communities.

To find out more, please visit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation's website:

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

YouTube Stars! - The Videos

A selection of hip hop music videos to raise awareness about healthy lifestyles, smoking, chronic disease and cultural identity, and how these issues have impacted on our Indigenous communities in Australia. Our younger generation, who are not afraid to speak up about the issues that their communities face, explore these subjects through hip hop and dance.

Make Your Hands Clap! - Mara N'gutja'ma! by The Wilcannia Girls feat. Murray Butcher
Where We Belong by Tyrone Kennedy and Jamin Jones, feat. Murray Butcher
Flash Mob Superheroes by The Broken Hill Crew feat. Murray Butcher
A Happy Home, A Healthy Heart. by Menindee Central School years 5 - 6

See our YouTube channel for more information: https://www.youtube.com/user/MaariMaHealth/feed or click on the link below to see the YouTube stars workshop galleries:

YouTube Stars Workshop Galleries.

We'd like to extend our thanks to everyone involved in the making of these videos. We are in awe of the amazing talent displayed by our young YouTube stars!

Music video Production by Morganics feat. Wire MC: www.morganics.info

Many thanks to Murray Butcher and Wings Drop in Centre (Wilcannia), Menindee Central School, Kaylene Kemp of Maari Ma Health (for making it happen), and Jeevika Rajagopal for making the awesome video clips.