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The author objective is to investigate between indigenous activity, caring for country to promote good health and the

health outcome of indigenous morbidity and mortality. The methods are executed from March to September 2005. Participants are recruited voluntary in different levels of involvement (homelands, township residences, and workplace and public spaces) of Indigenous resident age between 15 and 54 in an Arnhem Land community. The author main outcome measures are self-reported. This which was involved in caring for country activity, health behaviour and body mass index (BMI), wrist circumference, blood pressure, type 2 diabetes status, albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR), levels of glycated haemoblogin (HbAc) and highdensity lipoprotein ( HDL) cholesterol, lipid ratio, score on the five-item version of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K5), and 5-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The result to the outcome measure is the control for social population characteristics and health behaviours, two variable quantities worsen revealed a significant and substantial association between caring for country and health outcomes. Shows an range rise in the weighted totally with caring for country score was pointed out that shows more frequent physical activity, better diet, lower BMI, less abdominal obesity, lower systolic blood pressure, less diabetes, lower HbAc level, non-elevated ACR, higher HDL cholesterol level, lower K5 score and CVD risk. The author concluded that indigenous participate in caring for country activity associate with better health. Presenting the casual direction of caring for country and health outcome required specification, their findings has suggested that investment in caring for country may be a means to foster sustainable economic development and gains for both ecological and indigenous peoples health.