This is this group of individuals that people remember seeing.Gambling is another major Aboriginal social problem in the communities.
Every time there is a payment from the government or royalties are paid into a community, massive card games are in place and the rest of community life comes to a stop.
Since the Aboriginal people have never had to worry about money they have no money handling skills.
Money comes in automatically on a given day and you go to the store or machine to get it.
When you get it you immediately go to a card game and usually spend the next several hours loosing it to someone else.
The ultimate winner instead of doing something good with the money moves on to another gambling venue or casino until it is also gone.
When the money is gone it is no problem because it will be back again next Tuesday or Thursday.
A large segment of the adults in Aboriginal society are of the Stolen Generation which has both good and bad aspect
Sexually transmitted diseases are a major problem in Aboriginal communities with children often becoming infected.
Infection rates are as high as 25% or one in every four people in some communities in children and adults over 12.
Screening programs and even wholesale community treatments are used to try and stem this problem.
If left untreated many women would become sterile and others would end up with the sores and eventually mental problems or blindness caused by the diseases.