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AUSTRALIAN KAVA MOVEMENT: Cultural Imperialism Destroying Heritage, Tradition & Culture

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Fofo’anga uses kava for cultural and artistic purposes like comedy, story-telling, news updates, preservation of accoustic and vocal traditional music and preservation of oral traditions.

 

It is an opportunity for these Tongan and Island migrants to preserve their arts, traditions and culture but Kava was first banned on the Federal Level and the Australian Territories due to kava abuse by the Aboriginal people in the Northern Teritorry during the 80’s and 90’s. With the Intervention Policy they stopped kava altogether in the Northern Territory but not alcohol that causes most of the social problems among the Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.

See on www.australiankavamovement.com.au

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