The forceful removal of children from families, relocation of tribes from their native homelands, and the attempted assimilation by the Europeans resulted in the disruption of the hundreds of years of knowledge and heritage being passed down through generations. These issues have resulted in the destruction of most of their thousand year old languages and background. To the Indigenous people of Australia, language is the key to their cultural and spiritual identity, and their heritage. From over 250 languages being spoken all over Australia, there are now only 145. Only 20 of which are considered still going strong; this is a cause of great distress to the Indigenous people. “The loss of indigenous languages signifies not only the loss of traditional knowledge but also the loss of cultural diversity and spirituality as well as laws and customs” (Gugu Badhun Limited, 2012). Language is their identity, their connection to the community, it retains their cultural and spiritual identity throughout their daily lives now (Gugu Badhun Limited,
Including colonisation. Class system. James Cook. Archibald Meston 1851-1924 – newspaper editor/writer – lived with aboriginal communities and learnt their languages and customs. Rascist – exotic others – although he wants good for indigenous peoples. The architect of the aboriginals protection and prohibition of the sale of opium act 1897 qld. Right to remove aboriginal peoples to reserves. In effect till 1970’s. employment, wages, - clear guidelines.
The Australian Aboriginal League Assess the impact of the Australian Aboriginal League in improving the rights and freedoms of Aboriginals in Australia The Australian Aboriginal League, established in 1934, organised to shed light on the unjust treatment and inequality towards the Indigenous Australians. William Cooper, a man from Cummeragunga, started the league,
The section “Language and Culture” proposes an “Aboriginal Languages Act,” which would protect all aboriginal languages. It also proposes that funding for the revitalization
• Amend section 127 for recognition of languages and to acknowledge and protect the role that languages have in Aboriginal communities (Australian Government, 2015. Constitutional reform: FAQs - Towards a successful referendum)
The ‘Stolen Generations’ is a term used to describe the actions of which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mostly children, were taken away from their families between the 1890’s and the 1970’s (Korff, 2014). Children were taken to institutions or adopted by non-Indigenous families and most never saw their families again. In the early 1900’s the Australian public was persuaded into believing Aboriginal children were deprived, mistreated and at risk in their own communities. People believed that Aboriginal children would receive a better education, a more loving and caring family and a more civilised upbringing if adopted by white families or government institutions. In reality Aboriginal children were being removed so that they
Treatment of Indigenous Australians Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals of Australia, plummeted from gatherings that existed in Australia and encompassing islands preceding European colonization. There is incredible assorted qualities among various Indigenous people group and social orders in Australia, each with its own particular blend of societies, traditions and dialects. In present-day Australia these gatherings are further separated into nearby communities. At the season of starting European settlement, more than 250 dialects were talked; it is as of now evaluated that 120 to 145 of these stay being used, and everything except 13 are thought to be endangered. Aboriginal individuals today generally communicate in English, with Aboriginal expressions and words being added to make Australian Aboriginal English. Native individuals basically lived as seeker gatherers, chasing and scavenging for sustenance from the area. Albeit Aboriginal society was by and large versatile, or semi-itinerant, moving as per the changing sustenance accessibility found crosswise over various regions as seasons changed, the method of life and material societies fluctuated incredibly from locale to district, and there were lasting settlements and agriculture in a few ranges.
The impact of other cultures on Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander culture Introduction of new temptations into Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people’s lives such as alcohol, drugs, processed foods or un-natural to their culture, technology (more in the 20th century plus), clustered living environments, un-organization (within the community, family), money and greed
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a long and rich history in Australia. In the community in which I live, and hopefully will be working, many programs and events have been set up to support, encourage and maintain the qualities and efforts of the original owners of this land. Browsing through the council website, I was able to find information relating to the Aboriginal people who once lived in the western parts of Melbourne, they were the ‘Yalukit Wilum, a name meaning 'river camp' or 'river dwellers'.’ The council has provided links to a book written about their lives which details their cultural practices, their religious beliefs, their customs, key events in their calendar and other important information.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are a distinct traditional cultural group of the Australian population. The historical wealth of the importance of contribution to country by the Indigenous people of this nation is truly significant. At the Indigenous Future-Venture Research Institution (IFVRI) we place at the forefront of our mission, the aim to develop and implement, through the in-depth research and analysis of data, new material for awareness platforms and information that will primarily lead to submission and contribution towards national Indigenous policy development and future venture directions. Future research initiatives include within the scope of research areas the sectors of education, health, economics, employment, cultural progress and most importantly the future of Indigenous affairs and growth in Australia. Through the generational waves of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, society in this contemporary setting is an optimal environment for the already established standards of child education as stable, safe and secure in regard to the facilities that provide the opportunities for cultural and student-centred learning.
Both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal had valuable and reasonable arguments against the federal government’s decision. The technique the federal government should have used instead was to keep the rule that Aboriginal people have a right to fish when they wanted without a license and keep the fishing industry continuing their success. Since the fishing industry has been running for hundreds of years and Aboriginals come from a family of survival and fishing, then why not both work with each other in the same industry. This means that Aboriginals will still have a right to fish when they want and the fishing industry will still be running, therefore Aboriginals would find more employment.
MODERN HISTORY Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Island cultures have the oldest living history in the world. They trace back at least 50,000 years and some argue closer to 65,000 years. Events, policies and attitudes of the past have impacted this rich and diverse culture. Through progressive movements and other agencies of social, cultural and political change, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have been inspired by hope for change to respond to challenges in ways that promote wellbeing, with varying degrees of success.
Recognition of Aboriginals in the Constitution to the Prime Minister, there has been growing momentum in the campaign for the referendum on this issue.
Being involved in the Reconciliation Action Plan working group has inspired and motivated my desire in developing mutual respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and values.
In Aboriginal culture the language isn’t only a form of communication, it is used to mark territory. It is possible that people from tribe only fifty kilometres away cannot understand the other tribes language at all.