Tiwi College, Pickataramoor Melville Island
31st October - 1st November 2016
About the Project:
After consultation with Tiwi staff it was determined that a harm minimization approach was the most appropriate one to take
while forming the project content. Messages about abstinence from alcohol and other drugs was seen as potentially isolating for
young people already exposed to substance use and potentially shaming for families as well as being quite unrealistic in the context
of young peoples experiences and developmental behaviors.
There was also a clear decision to try and incorporate solution focused strategies into the song and the content workshops. Young people
in the school had already spent time paras-identifying different behaviors and circumstances they did not want to see happening in the community.
Red Dust Role Models and Catholic Care worked together to support the facilitation and production of this music video.
The song was written, recorded and mixed on location at Tiwi College.
It features the students of Tiwi College with a special mention to Shane Tipuamantamirri on guitar and his son Tyson on keyboards.
The video was filmed at some important places near Tiwi College.