Tagged: Indigenous People

NEWS: New Zealand: Big Alcohol Blocks Local Alcohol Laws

Local Alcohol Policy laws are not working, especially for at-risk communities, new research in New Zealand suggests. The so called Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and Local Alcohol Policy Act had done little to regulate alcohol sales and related harms
Alcohol control laws with the purpose of increasing community control over alcohol use are failing under the weight of the alcohol industry, the Alcohol Healthwatch report reveals…

NEWS: Study: Alcohol Abusing Native American Is Myth

Native Americans do not use or abuse alcohol more than whites do. In fact, exactly the opposite is true. Researchers at the University of Arizona have found that Native Americans abstain from alcohol far more often than do whites, that fewer Native Americans than whites are light or moderate alcohol users and that the two groups engage in binge and heavy alcohol consumption at pretty much the same rates…

NEWS: Tribal Children Paid For Work With Alcohol

Tribal children in the African rainforests have been paid in alcohol and glue to sniff, in return for manual work.

A new Survival International report has found that market traders in the Republic of Congo ply children from the Bayaka tribe with glue, in exchange for cleaning out latrines – a basic toilet. In Cameroon Baka tribespeople, who’ve often been illegally evicted from their forest homes, are often paid in glasses of moonshine (home-brewed alcohol) in exchange for manual labour…