Aboriginal spirituality is a way of life it is understood and perceived as an external link to the universe that consists of intellect and meaning in life discovering the personal universe and ethical codes. Aboriginal spirituality not just being a set of principles but instead it is a way of life which sets the standards of living and guidelines for all aboriginal people. All aboriginal people have a distinctive superior reverence for all natural surroundings having strong understanding of all aboriginal people in the aboriginal communities which is well thought-out to be one of the most paramount and ultimate gifts posed by all aboriginal people. Through this gift a strong bound is formed with all living beings which are linked generating the feeling of unity togetherness and belonging. The significance of
Wave Hill Strike On 23 August, 1966, led by Vincent Lingiari, the Gurindji people went on a strike at Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory. It was their purpose to protest over bad work conditions, low wages, and the dispossession of their land. The Wave Hill station was established in 1914 when the British government gave the land to a pastoral conglomerate called Vestey.
In 1996 he left office before the report was completed. The 25th prime minister in Australia as being John Howard was aware of the issue, he received the ‘Bringing Them Home’ report and yet rejected it. The Bringing Them Home Report had many Inquiries that set demands for the rights of Indigenous Australians, the effects of this history on peoples’ lives and Indigenous communities varied in many areas. The Inquiries showed that there were a number of common effects that varied through the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, many were left with mental and physical health problems, delinquency and behavioural problems, undermined parenting skills, loss of cultural heritage, broken families and communities and racism. It was a time for Caucasians to keep in mind that the removal policies effected generations of Indigenous people, even children who were not removed have been affected in someway, either as a community member or a child of a parent who was removed.
In a recovery-focused mental health system, challenging pre-conceived notions that underpin these these calls for a widespread change in society’s understanding of Indigenous mental health, and the bridging of the gap that structural discrimination creates based on cultural identity. Addressing both social and economic barriers that exist for Aboriginal people that can be the result of stigma and discrimination is consequently a step towards social inclusion, which Closing the Gap (Department of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, 2015; 2017) reports have consistently targeted as a key area by underlining the importance of higher education and employment rates of Aboriginal people. This can be considered first-order change, however, because the proposal to bridge these gaps and the action that will be taken to do so still occurs within the current disadvantaging system, and does not fully act on the ways current systems are inappropriately equipped to provide Aboriginal people with culturally-competent pathways to success. Adding to that, the aim of targeting education and employment outcomes is mainly to utilise the possible contribution that the Aboriginal workforce can provide for the Australian economy (Department of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, 2015). It is important to note that throughout the years, as well, that in the reports
How did the Federal Government Treat Aboriginal Peoples in the 19th Century? In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the Aboriginal Peoples in Canada were poorly mistreated and abused by the Canadian Federal Government. Children as young as four years old and as old as sixteen was taken away from their homes and families to put through years of abuse and neglect due to the Residential School System. Hundreds of thousands of aboriginal youth and children were forced to live a lifestyle that was said to kill the Indian in the child (CBC, 2011).
Grey Owl’s achievements and intentions were not justified due to the misrepresentation of aboriginal people. Firstly, Grey Owl manipulated the aboriginal culture and changed it to where Europeans and North Americans would accept it. In the poem ‘’romantic’’ Grey Owl shows how he exaggerated the Aboriginal culture to get his message across. ‘’Certainly, they’re romanticized, but then, it’s all part of the game, isn’t it? To give the public what it wants, & expects’ ’this quote shows how Grey Owl had no intention of being a real Indian, he just wanted to give the people what they want so he can get a good reputation and be well known.
I believe that there are numerous misconceptions regarding Aboriginal people that non-Aboriginals seem to have. Many issues of misunderstandings about Aboriginal peoples in Canada are based on stereotyping and lack of information. There is an abundance of popularly held myths and misconceptions regarding First Nations that range from getting free education and free housing, to not having paying taxes to no restrictions on reserve lands, and many others. These misconceptions have serious consequences and are often at the root of racism and discrimination that Aboriginal peoples continue to experience today. Other stereotypes I have heard may include describing Aboriginals as lazy, dependent, and unwilling to improve their own lives.
There has been no dramatic improvement to improve their health, housing, education and employment. The unfair treatment of indigenous people 's rights got to a point where assimilation policies were in practice of forcefully disposing the aboriginal identity and culture including the removal of aboriginal children that we know today as the stolen generation as seen in the quote by A.O Neville, "In 50 year we should forget that
The First people to walked on the land called modern day Australia were the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people. The land was colonised by the Europeans because they thought that Australia was considered a land that was not owned by anyone and the Indigenous people were not considered to be a part of a race worthy of citizenship. Since Federation, the Indigenous people of Australia had never given up their power of the land but it wasn’t until Captain Cook was ordered to obtain possession of the territory in order to gain consent to the land, he never did so but he still managed to claim it during the 1700s. The Constitution did not contain, mention or acknowledge Indigenous people because during the time when there was a debate in
The Aborigines Protection Act of 1909 had numerous negative effects on the Aboriginal people. Some of them still affect them now, such as the trauma and long-term effects. The Aborigines Protection Act of 1909 should never have managed to pass because it was entirely based on racism and violated human rights. Europeans were extremely judgemental and racist.
The effects were that lots of traditional aboriginal culture and language went extinct. This resulted in lots of loss of information for aboriginal children. Also the loss of having their children taken away was devastating to many parents, who never recovered from their grief. Some commited suicide or turned to alcohol. Due to being taken away at a young age, the children never learned family skills.
Disadvantage and marginalisation of indigenous Australian 's began with the dispossession of land, displacement of their people, and separation of families. Indigenous Australian 's have difficulty in gaining access, to the same degree, to what white Australian 's have ready access such as housing, employment and general services. Indigenous Australian 's are one of the most disadvantaged groups in this country in social and economic areas such as employment, housing, income, and health. The burden of poor health among aborigines is of particular concern. The health disadvantage of indigenous people begins in infancy and continues throughout their life.
Indigenous Australian youth still face numerous difficulties growing up in a modern Australian society, even though they are living in a time of ‘equality’ for all religions, races and genders. This paper examines the main cultural influences for indigenous youth, and challenges they face growing up. In particular, it will explore the ways in which Indigenous youth today continue to be affected, connected and interdependent to both a dominant white culture and indigenous culture. It also includes the reasons why the indigenous youth of Australia continue to be marginalized, oppressed and stereotyped while growing up in a society that claims to be an egalitarian democratic country. Examples of Indigenous youth from the film ‘Yolngu Boy’ are used to explore this topic.
The way that society sees you should not depend on the colour of your skin. Even today, in the 21st century, people in our society judge other human beings by their colour or race. One of the main racism issues is the discrimination towards our Indigenous people. National data from the Challenging Racism Project reveals that 27% of Aboriginal people over the age of 15 experience racism more than once in their life. Racism towards Indigenous Australians includes mostly verbal abuse such as name-calling and insulting language.