Wurundjeri Tribe

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The Wurundjeri Tribe resides in the Abbotsford Covent, which is situated in the Yarra city, including rivers such as Goulburn, Loddon, Werribee, Maribyrnong and Birraraung, which is also known to the Wurundjeri tribe as “Birrarung River of mist” (Aboriginalhistoryofyarracomau, 2016). These rivers also once outlined the boundaries to each separate Wurundjeri clan languages. These languages include Woi Wurrung, Boon Wurrung, Taung Wurrung, Watha Wurrung and DjaDja Wurrung. The Yarra Wurundjeri people spoke mainly Woi Wurrung language, which almost all of the words are used today by the decedents of the original clan. However, due to the fact that there are 5 sub-Wurundjeri languages, some words are slightly different. Many things were passed…show more content…
The aim of the program is that the “Council will promote cultural awareness through print, web, mobile web-app, film, social media and events” (Vicgovau, 2016. These various things provide different levels of cultural awareness and provides information for schools and Universities/TAFES. The Council will also work on “deepening its relationship with the Wurundjeri Council to see how cultural heritage protections can be better integrated into planning permit processes at Yarra via the Yarra Heritage Strategy 2014–2018” (Vicgovau, 2016). It is expected that within this four-year plan and if this program is successful, the Council would aim to implement this across the other local government areas. This program can also help build awareness and a background on traditional events, various traditions and the language spoken by their tribe, which is still used to this day by most aboriginals from the Wurundjeri people. The language is called Woiwurrung, which sometimes varies in pronunciation, as the language changed over time. Yarra is a vibrant loving place with a large community and is also home to significant cultural events. The diversity of the Yarra is vast and the Council does not want the aboriginal Events to fade,…show more content…
This is essentially why the Council of Australia created a partnership between all levels of Government, to work with the aboriginal communities to ‘close the gap. In 2012, the “close the gap” campaign, managed by Mr Justin Mohamed chair of the NACCHO, stated that the smoking rate of aboriginals is at 47% and in 2013 the ‘close the gap’ campaign has activities in place such as “Develop Regional Implementation”, which “cut down smoking by 20%” of those over the age of 15 who smoke. This has decreased the chance of cancer and lowers mortality rates and is slowly closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous men and women of Australia. The new anti-smoking campaign for 2016 was released on the 2nd of May, which looks at smoking in all Australian people and has also included advertisements with indigenous people talking about their aim to be healthy and give up smoking and not to become a statistic. According to the Victorian Health Department, indigenous people over the age of 15, are “2.8 times more likely to be daily smokers” (Healthgovau, 2016)than any
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