Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples of Australia

Indigenous peoples of Australia


Move your cursor over any area of the map to reveal the magnifying glass circle. Scroll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out within the magnifying circle. On touch screens, tap once on the screen to show the magnifying circle. Then, keep your finger on the screen and move the circle around to show the zoomed in map. David R Horton (creator), © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS…


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Indigenous people Culture

Indigenous people Culture


Updated A new report suggests Aboriginal people are facing enormous pressure to lose their traditional culture in order to be successful in Australia. Larrakia Nation, which represents the Larrakia people of the Darwin region, teamed up with the Universities of Sydney and Tasmania to investigate race relations in the Top End. Daily I m juggling with who I am, how I talk, how…


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Which country celebrates Christmas in summer?

Which country celebrates Christmas in summer?


New Zealand is on the southern hemisphere. Our winter is their summer, so New Zealanders celebrate Christmas in the warm summer sun. Many flowers and trees are in bloom at this time of the year, for example the pohutukawa. The pohutukawa tree grows on the North Island, mainly in coastal areas and has lovely red blossoms. Therefore New Zealanders call the pohutukawa their Christmas…


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Indigenous Spirituality

Indigenous Spirituality


We see your skin as a coat of armour, protecting your spirit and your Dreaming.—Rob Waters [1] Lack of respect for spiritual protocols Some non-Aboriginal people are unable to respect Aboriginal spirituality once their own interests are threatened. Lake Eyre in South Australia is sacred to the local Arabana people. In 2011 they had banned sailing on the lake due to its spiritual…


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Australias

Australias


As I approach the first anniversary of my appointment as The Ian Potter Foundation Chief Executive, I have just returned from my first Philanthropy Australia Conference. Attending this conference allowed me to lift my head from my focus on our own grant making processes and Foundation operations, and explore many concepts critical to our quest to be the most effective grant…


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Sacred sites in Australia

Sacred sites in Australia


Uluru (Ayers Rock) with Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) in the distance, Australia (Enlarge) Throughout the ages many cultures have conceived of geographic space and expressed those conceptions in a variety of ways. One expression of these conceptions has been the establishment of sacred geographies. Sacred geography may be broadly defined as the regional (and even global) geographic…


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Customs Western Australia

Customs Western Australia


First of all, you don t need a heavy custom 4x4 to hit the tracks. Many places in Western Australia can be accessed by basic or lightly modified 4wds. Some places can even by accessed with a factory stock vehicle. If you’re just going to the local beach tracks as a keen fisher then really all you would require is recovery gear and the fishing rods. A lot of other places for…


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Holidays celebrated in Australia

Holidays celebrated in Australia


Australia Day is on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. Celebrate Australia on Australia Day.Celebrate Australia on Australia What Do People Do? Many people have a day off work and use the day among other things to barbecue, go to outdoor concerts, and to play or watch sports events. Different…


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Indigenous people Religion

Indigenous people Religion


Indigenous Traditions and Ecology John A. Grim Yale University Certain qualifying considerations need to be made in any discussion of indigenous religions. The term “indigenous” is a generalized reference to the thousands of small scale societies who have distinct languages, kinship systems, mythologies, ancestral memories, and homelands. These different societies comprise…


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Aboriginal History

Aboriginal History


Winners 2016 Book Prize Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson, Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call. Between the Lines, 2015. Unsettling Canada tells a captivating narrative of activism, identity, and lived experience, tracing Indigenous rights and land claims struggles in this country between the 1960s and 2s. Manuel and Derrickson engage with the history…


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