Indigenous Cultural Immersion Assessment

1701 Words Jan 29th, 2018 7 Pages
Describe how the loss of these features through government policy and vested interests has contributed to the current health and equality gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

In the Cultural immersion program, Uncle David Tourinier, a local elder stated that there were three ways of life that taught an indigenous person all important aspects of life so he can become a story teller and pass on the knowledge to the future generations so that they can succeed. He stated the first thing was the talk and that the language goes hand in hand with the culture, as it talks about who they are, it talks about things important to them. Second thing was the hunting and gathering. It was all about celebrating, eating about sharing and about talking to families. The third was the songs and dances. Once one was fully equipped with the three, one was taken to be “qualified”. Uncle David also stated that kinships and family were also a very important part of there being.

Uncle David stated that to the aboriginal people, culture defines who they are and language goes hand in hand with the culture, as the language talks about the land and who they are. The songs, stories, land, creators spirituality and dances are all an important part of life. They believe that ceremonies, storytelling and are all important part of their…
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