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  • Number Of The Aboriginal Rituals And Ceremonies
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    The Aborigines had, and still have, a complex belief in creation, spirits and culture, that gives a definite distinctiveness from any other religion in the world. Thousands of years ago, Australian Aboriginal people were living in accordance with their dreamtime beliefs- today, a majority of the Aboriginal community profess allegiance to Christianity, and only 3% still adhere to traditional beliefs. These beliefs have provided the Aboriginal people with guidance and perspective on all aspects of...
  • Incorrect Portrayal Of The Aboriginal Image
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    Aboriginals have a tough go in Australia since the settlement of white people. The way they are treated is not always fair, and the way they were treated in the past was a disgrace to the white Australian. This history has shaped the way we see the aboriginals today. There are 3 images I think of when I think of aboriginals. I think of the aboriginal out in the bush, with hardly anything on, painted in his traditional markings, tracking a kangaroo. I also think of the city aboriginal, the ones t...
  • Sentencing Of Some Aboriginal Offender
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    Cultural Sensitivity in the Courtroom: Unequal Justice? o A second force contributing to the modern Aboriginal women's judiciary has been the increasing sensitivity shown by the Canadian judiciary o Especially evident in the Northwest Territories in the 80 so During this time customary law was considered in the sentencing of some Aboriginal offender so The Aboriginal women were concerned that Aboriginal offenders (many male) had been treated unequally by the Canadian justice system The result of...
  • Customary Criminal Law Of The Aboriginal Peoples
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    Aboriginal customary law and European law have been at odds since the first years of the European invasion, but only recently has the clash come into the open. Stuart MacMillan of the Aboriginal Resource and Development Services in the Northern Territory says that remote Aboriginal communities there and in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland see no reason why they should submit to 'white fella law'. The governments of the Northern Territory and Western Australia are investigating h...
  • Picture The Aboriginals
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    Who are the Real Invaders? As I look into the picture it shows three or so savage looking aboriginals hiding within the bushes holding spears in their hand about to attack some innocent white men. The white men look as though one of the wheels on the wagon has broken up in the hillside so they have stop by the side of the track to change it. This picture is biased towards the white men because in the picture the aboriginals are shown sneaking up on them for no reason purely to kill them. With lo...
  • Methods For The Aboriginal People
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    Many of the inequalities in the health of the Aboriginal people can be attributed to the erosion of the Aboriginal culture. (chp. 2). Restrictions placed on the cultural practices of the Aboriginal people ultimately led to the abatement of the Aboriginal traditional medicines. (p 88). Losing their freedom to practice traditional therapeutics, the Aboriginal people eventually had to adapt to the culturally inappropriate ways of western medicines. The purpose of this paper is to examine the advant...
  • 1 Percent Of Other Australian Households
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    In recent years, increasing awareness of exploitation of indigenous culture and intellectual property has led to recognition of the need for more effective protection of indigenous rights in Australia. Aborigines, the indigenous people of Australia, are severely disadvantaged in terms of poverty, poor health, over-representation in the prisons, employment opportunity, and housing. There have been many reports, inquires and decisions about the need for more effective protection for indigenous cul...
  • 1967 Referendum
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    The 1967 Referendum On 27 May 1967 a Federal referendum was held. The first question, referred to as the nexus question' was an attempt to alter the balance of numbers in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The second question was to determine whether two references in the Australian Constitution which discriminated against Aboriginal people should be removed. This fact sheet addresses the second question. The sections of the Constitution under scrutiny were: 51. The Parliament shall, s...
  • Negative Image Of Aborigines Being
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    Frontline - Epitaph Mike Moore suggests that there is always a negative image of aborigines being portrayed and decides to try and make a positive documentary concerning aborigines. His comment that "It's nothing more than a cheap vehicle for screening negative images", tells the audience that he is frustrated that TV reports and articles in newspapers constantly show a negative image of aborigines. He was particularly angry that his producers changed the positive image that he was trying portra...
  • Aboriginal People The Land
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    Aboriginals regarded their land as sacred. Places on earth share the sacredness of dreaming as they were formed in their present shape by the journeys of the ancestors. Aboriginal tradition, culture, religion, law and kinship were derived from "their" land. High mountain peaks may represent a place where one of their ancestors reared up and looked over the surrounding country, and a ridge along a range could be an ancestral track. To the Aboriginal people the land is not dead. It's alive with po...
  • Aborigines Within The Australian
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    Since European settlement, Aboriginal History has been a spiral of mistreatment and death. I believe that the Australian Government should say "sorry". This would cause a recognition of past injustices. The reasons that I believe the Australian Government should say "sorry" is because of: 1. Reserves. 2. Missions. 3. Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths. In 1883, the Aborigines Protection Board was set up in New South Wales. It's purpose was to 'smooth the pillow of the dying race' and thus h...
  • Aboriginal Tent Embassy And People
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    Native title Native title, is the name given by the high court to indigenous property rights recognised by the court in the mabo judgement (3 june 1992). The mabo judgement overthrew the legal fiction of Terra Nullius-that the land of Australia had belonged to no one when the british arrived in 1788. Land rights The aboriginal land rights (northern territory) act 1976, was passed by the Australian parliament under a coalition government in 1976. It was based on the recommendations of the woodwar...
  • Aboriginal Land Rights Act
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    since 1788, the newcomers to australia have often assumed that indigenous peoples' cultures and societies were worthless, because their efforts to understand the white society were too superficial. Indigenous Australians have in the past been completely excluded and to a large extent remain largely excluded from 'normal' economic activities. Even when barriers to institutional exclusion are progressively removed, practical barriers related to location, lack of education, health status, lack of a...
  • Big Difference Between Whites And Aboriginals
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    Aboriginals are Australians whose ancestors were the first people to live in Australia. The word comes from the Latein phrase ab origine, meaning from the beginning. When spelled with a small "a", the word aborigines refers to any people whose ancestors were the first to live in a country. You can write Aborigine also like Aboriginal, both has the same meaning. History Most scientists believe the ancestors of today's Aboriginals first arrived in Australia as early as 50,000 years ago. They came ...
  • Native Title Of Aboriginal People
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    From the years between World War II and the 1970's there was increasing activism from Aboriginal Australians to improve their standards of life that was denied to them by white Australians before. Since the referendum of 1967 for the equal rights of Aborigines, Indigenous and white Australians alike became aware of the inequalities for human rights of Aborigines that existed and took the necessary steps toward reconciliation and to advance the cause of the Aboriginal people. Three significant st...
  • Aboriginal Land
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    The 1960's meant change for a lot of oppressed people, including the Australian aboriginals. A strong influence for this change came from the USA, but the change was only seen on the surface, as the USA wanted the rest of the world to believe The Ku Klux Klan still continued to direct violence against black Americans, particularly in the southern states. But in 1954 the US Supreme court ruled public schools must be integrated, that is, all races attend the same school. But segregation of the whi...
  • Aboriginal Cultures Across Canada
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    Final Paper Self-Determination I want to use the opportunity to express myself because many things have built to who I am. This notion of self determination is giving me this much room to express myself in ways that I've never done before. This paper will focus on several aspects of Aboriginal's life and the affect it has. It will also discuss the necessary changes in the political system towards First Nation peoples. Firstly, I really enjoy the segment of story telling in this course because it...
  • Aborigines And George Robinson
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    Q 1 THE CONCILIATION 'The Conciliation', 1840, shows a single white man, George Augustus Robinson, amidst a group of local, traditionally portrayed and behaving Tasmanian Aborigines. The main purpose of the text is to explain and present the initial reaction and effect that occurred when George Robinson was first sent on his journey to Tasmania to conciliate with and relocate the Aborigines there. The text is showing what happened before the actual event of moving them, and their initial views a...
  • Development Of Aboriginal Dance Companies
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    Some Australians still believe that Europeans were the first people to discover this continent. They know that Australian was already inhabited when the first Europeans arrived, but in there eyes Aborigines were entitled to no ownership rights, no legitimate claims or privileges. The land was empty as far as they were concerned and Europeans saw no moral or legal barriers to stop them from taking over the land. Aboriginal way of life would have been very different if there were machinery for lin...
  • Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths In Custody
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    On the night of September 28, 1983, in Roeburne, W.A., five off-duty police arrived at the Victoria Hotel after a social night of drinking at a local golf club. One of the officers verbally abused an Aboriginal man waiting to be served at the bar. This man, Ashley James, was followed out of the hotel where one of the policeman knocked him to the ground. James retaliated and an all out fight began with the off-duty police. People who tried to help him or rescue him became involved. One such rescu...

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