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Although many might prefer to pretend that it never happened, Devon Cuimara (pictured centre) readily offers up the fact that he was once a violent man.

Violence, along with Aboriginal culture, stories and song, were passed through the family line.

"My grandfather, my father and I, we all used violence," Mr Cuimara said.

"I'm a reformed perpetrator.

"And it now stops with me."

It's been 18 years since Mr Cuimara has used violence.

He is now the founder and chief executive of the Aboriginal Male's Healing Centre, a not-for-profit community organisation based in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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