Continuing effect of dispossession on aboriginal

With no corporate sponsors or advertising, we rely on support and donations from readers like you. Restriction of access to sacred sites whether formally registered or not is likely to result in worsening of health status through increased substance abuse and other destructive behaviours.

Some social, economic and legal difficulties are common to Aboriginal people wherever they live, and there are many continuities or similarities in Aboriginal responses to such difficulties. As a group, Aboriginals still cannot participate fully, effectively and equally in the day-to-day life of a community, notwithstanding the fact that changes in the law and social attitudes have occurred.

Governments then embarked on a policy of "protection of Aboriginal people".

Contemporary aboriginal spiritualities notes

For the "Stolen Generations" disposession has also meant loss of kinship ties with their tribe, also inability to have their rites of initiation. Measuring Present Disadvantage. An example is the encouragement now given to the establishment of Aboriginal organisations. Discuss how Aboriginal Spirituality is determined by the Dreaming? These ancestral beings could be recovered in the form of Humans, animals, and plants. These include small, remote communities, outstations, missions, government reserves though the numbers of both of these have declined greatly in the last decade , groups on pastor al properties, pastoral properties owned by Aborigines, residents of country towns, camps in and around larger urban centres eg Alice Springs, Port Augusta, Bourke , and communities in metropolitan areas. As a group, Aboriginals still cannot participate fully, effectively and equally in the day-to-day life of a community, notwithstanding the fact that changes in the law and social attitudes have occurred. This is the same country to which The Dreaming has forged for them an inextricable connection. The impact of dispossession for Aboriginal people has been tremendous and overpoweringly damaging. This impact is negative for many people and makes the issues of lack of self-esteem, identity and a vision for a better future more difficult. Two centuries of dispossession have had a unsympathetic destructive effect upon Aboriginal spirituality. This will impact on the nutrition of some people. The granting of land, the impact of mining and the payment of royalty money has similarly. As the Aboriginal culture relies strongly on verbal tradition and communication, this has furthermore led to loss of oral tradition, and spiritual practices. It can be argued that the stresses of being Aboriginal poverty, racism, etc alongside nutritional and so-called "life-style" factors are underlying causes of the first, but it is the second category that are more clearly related to these stresses, and particularly to the issues of land native title and Wik and the histories of the stolen generations.

However, the process of reconstruction, in the context of being militarily defeated, numerically overwhelmed and economically and socially marginalised, is an enormous task. It also highlights the contradictory policy stance of the Howard government.

You need to make sure you're linking everything together, cause and effect. In contrast with the non-Aboriginal population, a considerable proportion of the Aboriginal population lives outside the metropolitan area.

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The Variety of Aboriginal Experiences. The land supplies the basis for Aboriginal beliefs, traditions, customs and laws because the stories of the Dreaming are integrated in the land. The impact of dispossession for Aboriginal people has been tremendous and overpoweringly damaging.

Discuss how Aboriginal Spirituality is determined by the Dreaming? Hunting and gathering continue across many parts of the continent, and much of this occurs on pastoral leases.

The Continuing Impact of Settlement.

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