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  • Art Of The Yolngu
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    Art, Religion, and the Dreaming "The Dreamtime, or the Dreaming, is crucial to the understanding of Aboriginal art. Art is a means to the Dreaming, a way of making contact with this spiritual dimension, and yet in turn it is the product of the Dreaming". Howard Morphy opens with these words to his chapter called Foundation: Art, Religion and the Dreaming, in his book, Aboriginal Art. His words not only carry an extreme amount of truth and legitimacy they also signify something that is sacred to ...
  • Their Mother Tongue As Their Home Language
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    A reason to learn and preserve the language that is used in your community is to keep a culture alive, be and different from other cultures. Have a language to speak and some way of communicating back and forth with other people. The elders of our communities have used our language throughout their lives, they were forced to learn the English language, and now we should be forced to learn our native language. With no if and's or buts about it. During the past 100 years or more, some 10 of Canada...
  • White Australian And Aboriginal Laws
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    The movie Dead Heart uses the background of a murder mystery to further explore this complex issue of Aboriginal culture and traditions and the inevitable clash that results when white Australians try to impose their own system of beliefs, values and history upon Aboriginal people. The film is set in the small aboriginal community of Wala Wala, in remote outback Australia, in which lies the significance of the title of the film. A Local town cop by the name of Ray Lorkin tries to maintain some b...
  • Aboriginal People
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    Introduction The making of a nation is a slow and painful process. It needs a people who identify with each other and with the land they inhabit. Australia began that process on 26 January 1788. This essay will attempt to describe the Pre-European Customary law which existed in Australia in 1788. When the first fleet arrived in Botany Bay in 1788, It brought with it all the laws of England. English laws were seen as being every Englishman's birthright. The coming of English laws was to have disa...
  • 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...
  • Aboriginal Children From Their Families
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    What Wrongs Have White Administrators Done to Aboriginal people In The Past? Have all wrong Been Righted? Even though Hardy wrote his book in 1968, he gives a good definition of how the Aborigines were treated in that time. A very bias 'opinion' of the treatment of Aborigines:' To this day the Aborigine is treated as less than a man, his. His destiny and very identity is decided by his white superiors. He can live only on terms dictated by the people, who despise him. He is paid less, educated l...
  • 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...
  • Impact Of Racism On The Aboriginal People
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    Racism can 'destroy the personality and scar the soul. ' Martin Luther King Australian society is made up of a wide variety of groups. These groups of people have different cultural traditions and economic and social background. The success of the communication and interacting of these groups depends largely on the attitudes, values, and behaviour of people towards different groups. Racism is probably the first form of discrimination we think of. It is the belief that some races of people are in...
  • Liberal Partys Aboriginal Affairs Policy
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    For much of their history, Australias major parties did not perceive a need to have Aboriginal affairs policies, but this altered in the 1960's and 1970's as the Aboriginal interest came to occupy a more prominent position. The policies of recent major governments, those being the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Coalition, consisting of the Liberal Party and National Party, have changed drastically since the Federation of Australia. The approaches throughout history of these major parties w...
  • Aboriginal Land Right Act
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    Australian Aborigines Prior to the colonization of Australia by the British in the late 1600's, large group of natives called Aborigines lived there. They received the name Aborigine due to the translation of the word "the people who were here from the beginning" (Internet, Aboriginal history and culture). The Australian Aborigines occupied the entire Australian continent, which included the large island of Tasmania. By the time the British arrived, the Aborigines established a culture to includ...
  • Aboriginal Dance
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    Over the last two hundred years, aboriginal dance has changed dramatically and has had many socio-cultural influences. Through the years, aboriginal dance has become modernised and contemporised. Tradition is being broken. In this assignment I will be exploring social and cultural change as well as identifying outside influence and the development of a new style. Towards the turn of the century we can see that not only the style of dance has changed but the influence has also changed largely. Fo...
  • Community Theatre Play Bran Nue Dae
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    The Community Theatre play Bran Nue Dae, into which Asian-aboriginal writer / composer /director Jimmy Chi incorporated his own life experiences of relationships, drugs and the law, abused indigenous land rights, self discovery and religion, achieved it's goal to express the message of aboriginal perspective of everyday social issues. This successful and effective production satisfies the goals of community theatre, giving the aboriginal people a voice through theatre and song, thus fulfilling C...
  • Fiona Foley And Lin Onus
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    Art Assignment Humans have a need to be heard and understood. We have a desire to express ourselves - our opinions, emotions and thoughts. A man named Karl Martino has written some inspiring words about 'living life as an expression' as a personal mission statement. Martino wrote these worlds to be an inspiration for all people. These missions include: "People feel the need to be understood, just as, or even more than the need to be loved. Listen. People shine when they believe they can make a l...
  • Involvement Of Aboriginal Parents In Schooling
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    Consider how the experiences of Aboriginal People described in "A Terribly Wild Man" have influenced the involvement of aboriginal parents with schooling and the outcomes of Indigenous children? As from the mid nineteenth century Aboriginal people experienced both psychological and physical trauma. The youths were kidnapped and removed from their traditional localities, abused and did not receive remuneration for their labour, this is just to put it nicely. In the late 1800's, the federal govern...
  • Relationships Between Aboriginal Spirituality And Christian Tradition
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    Between 1788 and today the relationships between Aboriginal spirituality and Christian tradition have undergone a major development. Initially Christian relations with Aboriginal spirituality was mainly on an anthropological level, if it existed at all. Compassion was shown by men like Lace lot Threlkeld however there was no empathy toward the Aborigine's and there was no attempt at understanding them. This came much later and only after great interplay between the two religous schools of though...
  • Chance Of Happiness For The Aborigines
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    TOPIC: The stories in "Going Home" are painful because there is only despair and no chance of real happiness". Discuss. I agree that in "Going Home" the stories are painful because they are full of despair. Because the aborigines are not treated with respect or equality and do not get the same opportunities that white people get. But I think there is still a chance of happiness for the Nyoongahs. Throughout "Going Home", the white people treat the aboriginals with disrespect. I agree that the st...
  • 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...
  • Aboriginal People And Law
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    By Dan CANBERRA -- Aboriginal activists -- Wadjularbinna Nulyarimma, Kevin Buzzacott, Isobel l Coe and Robbie Thorpe -- have begun legal action against John Howard, Tim Fischer, Brian Harradine and Pauline Hanson, and all federal parliamentarians, for complicity in the genocide of Aboriginal nations and peoples. This action has its foundation in the need for Aboriginal people to protect themselves and future generations. The concern is that genocide will continue unless restrained by law. There ...
  • Aboriginal Parents
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    HoW Aboriginals In Australia ABORIGINES HoW WERE THEY TREATED? Since the beginning, Australia was said to be a colony of settlement, not of conquest. The legal fiction of terra nullius- the land belonged to no one with no official negotiations, no treaties was how the land is said to be the basic injustice on which modern Australia was built. The High Court of Australia overthrew this ruling in 1992 when it said that Australia's common law recognised indigenous people's property rights. The Mabo...
  • Aborigines Australlia
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    Australlia – Culture – Aborigines Essay, ResearchAustrallia – Culture – Aborigines Australlia – Culture – AborCopyright (c) 1996-1997 – School Sucks – web / The biggest FREE School papers database on the Net! FileName: 2 I 3 U 4. TXT A Subject: 026: Science: Geography A Title: Australlia – Culture – Aborigines The Aborigines were described as "stone age hunters' by the first Europeans who saw them. There are about 250 tribes left and ea...

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