Aboriginal Essays

  • Aboriginal Athletes Essay

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    Aboriginal Athletes in the World of Professional Sports Terrence and Jordin Tootoo grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, in Canada’s arctic region. They were like other Inuit children in Rankin Inlet in many respects: They were brought up to respect the customs of their people and they enjoyed the resources the land around them provided- they learned to hunt and fish for food like the others. However, the brothers were also different from their peers in one main respect- they were blessed with a love

  • Aboriginal History and Culture

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    Aboriginal History and Culture Aborigines are believed to have lived in Australia for between 60,000 and 40,000 years, their early ancestors coming from South-East Asia. Precise population details for the period before European colonisation are unavailable, but it is estimated that there were between 300,000 and 1,000,000 Aborigines in Australia when European settlers first arrived in 1788. These natives formed approximately 500 tribes, each associated with its own language and stretch of territory

  • aboriginal medicine

    1955 Words  | 4 Pages

    the health of the Aboriginal people can be attributed to the erosion of the Aboriginal culture.(chp.2). Restrictions placed on the cultural practices of the Aboriginal people ultimately led to the abatement of the Aboriginal traditional medicines.(p88). Losing their freedom to practice traditional therapeutics, the Aboriginal people eventually had to adapt to the culturally inappropriate ways of western medicines. The purpose of this paper is to examine the advantages of Aboriginal healing methods

  • Aboriginal Beliefs

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    Thousands of years ago, Australian Aboriginal people were living in accordance with their dreamtime beliefs- today, a majority of the Aboriginal community profess allegiance to Christianity, and only 3% still adhere to traditional beliefs. These beliefs have provided the Aboriginal people with guidance and perspective on all aspects of life. There were many variants to these beliefs and practises throughout the many Aboriginal tribal areas, but all Aboriginal people have developed an intimate relationship

  • Contemporary Aboriginal Issues

    2114 Words  | 5 Pages

    Contemporary Aboriginal Issues Assignment 3- Essay Topic 3: Discuss the political struggle for recognition of indigenous rights to land. In your answer, consider the benefits and limitations of the Native Title Act and recent United Nations criticisms of the current Act. For years we have witnessed the Indigenous population’s political struggle for recognition of rights to Australian land. At times the effort appears to be endless and achieving recognition almost seems impossible. Native Title

  • The Aboriginal People of Newfoundland

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    The Aboriginal People of Newfoundland The Beothuk people of Newfoundland were not the very first inhabitants of the island. Thousands of years before their arrival there existed an ancient race, named the Maritime Archaic Indians who lived on the shores of Newfoundland. (Red Ochre Indians, Marshall, 4.) Burial plots and polished stone tools are occasionally discovered near Beothuk remains. Some people speculate that, because of the proximity of the artifacts to the former lands of the Beothuk

  • Modern Aboriginal Issues

    3503 Words  | 8 Pages

    Modern Aboriginal Issues The first Europeans to settle Australia treated the Aboriginals in a brutal, unfair manor. They downgraded Aboriginals to a lower status as human beings. They tried to force the Aboriginals to conform to the western way of life for more than 200 years. It is only fairly recently that the Aboriginals have finally been able to gain back some of their indigenous rights and traditions. Yet they are still deficient in many areas. The land that their ancestors held has

  • Aboriginal

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    Introduction The over-representation of Aboriginal children in the Canadian Child Welfare system is a growing and multifaceted issue rooted in a pervasive history of racism and colonization in Canada. Residential schools were established with the intent to force assimilation of Aboriginal people in Canada into European-Canadian society (Reimer, 2010, p. 22). Many Aboriginal children’s lives have been changed adversely by the development of residential schools, even for those who did not attend them

  • Aboriginal Customary Law VS European Law

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    Aboriginal customary law and European law have been at odds since the first years of the European invasion, but only recently has the clash come into the open. Stuart MacMillan of the Aboriginal Resource and Development Services in the Northern Territory says that remote Aboriginal communities there and in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland see no reason why they should submit to "whitefella law". The governments of the Northern Territory and Western Australia are investigating how

  • Aboriginal Customary Laws and Australian Contemporary Laws

    595 Words  | 2 Pages

    Aboriginal Customary Laws and Australian Contemporary Laws Aboriginal customary laws, before white settlement in 1788, were considered primitive by the British, if considered at all. But Aboriginal laws and customs had lasted hundreds of years, based on traditions such as kinship ties and rituals. These laws were formed by ancestors, spirits, and Aboriginal beliefs, and were passed down the generations by word-of-mouth instead of written down. Being over 500 tribes (each with it's own clans)

  • Aboriginal Traditions And Aboriginal Cultures

    1064 Words  | 3 Pages

    Aboriginal people arrived on Australian land more than 75 thousand years ago with this a genetic study has proven that Aboriginals have the oldest continuous culture on the planet (Australian Geographic, 2011). As soon as they arrived on Australian soil they quickly developed their own cultures and traditions, some in which we don’t see today but others we do. Without really recognizing, we are very much influenced by a majority of Aboriginal cultures such as religions, through foods, medicines,

  • The Effects of European Immigration on Australian Aboriginal Culture

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    up to 100 km- indicating that these people had developed some sort of sea-faring technology long before any other people. The Aboriginal culture is thought to be the oldest continuous culture still surviving today. It was traditionally a nomadic hunter-gatherer society, with intimate knowledge of the land and the seasons. The Dreaming was the central belief of all Aboriginal groups, a set of sacred stories of how all things came to be and how to live their lives. They emphasized continuity above change

  • Aboriginal Education

    666 Words  | 2 Pages

    article concentrates on the importance of preserving Aboriginal education for Aboriginal children, so they develop a strong attachment towards their heritage. Ultimately, to ensure this can occur the incorporation of this knowledge needs to begin in early childhood and understanding the manner in which this can be achieved is vital. Furthermore, this knowledge needs to also be adequately included in the curriculum in the later years when Aboriginal children are in the education system.

  • The Segregation and Assimilation Policies in Relation to the Impact They Had on the Aboriginal Family Lfe

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    assimilation policies in relation to the impact they had on the Aboriginal family life. Aboriginal family life has been disrupted and forcibly changed over the last two hundred years, as a result of the many segregation and assimilation policies introduced by Australian governments. Often a combination of the two was employed. The policy of segregation has impacted upon Aboriginal family life, for through this policy, Aboriginals were restricted and prohibited to practice their traditional culture

  • The Canadian Justice System V.s. Aboriginal People

    568 Words  | 2 Pages

    The Canadian Justice System v.s. Aboriginal People Topic: Be it resolved that the Canadian justice system be significantly changed. The Canadian justice system has failed the Canadian people. It has failed the aboriginal people of this nation on a massive scale. The flawed justice system has been insensitive and inaccessible, and has arrested and imprisoned aboriginal people in grossly disproportionate numbers. Aboriginal people who are arrested are more likely to be denied bail, spend less time

  • The Australian Aboriginal People: Dating the Colonization of Australia

    3180 Words  | 7 Pages

    The Australian Aboriginal People: Dating the Colonization of Australia Abstract The colonization of each continent by modern human populations remains an important question in our history as a species. Studies of variations in mitochondrial genomes, Y-chromosomes, satellite DNA, and other genetic markers can be used to estimate the time of divergence of one population from another. Recent advancements in technology have advanced our capabilities in genetic analysis. In particular, PCR

  • Aboriginal Art In Canada

    514 Words  | 2 Pages

    Aboriginal art is based on story telling, and using symbols as an different method of writing down stories of important cultural stories, as well as giving knowledge on survival and land management. The history of Aboriginal art in Canada begins sometime during the last Ice Age, between 80,000 and 12,000 years ago. Aboriginal-inspired artworks contain a broader meaning of the ways of life, aesthetic values and reflections of the people themselves. The top three images are true European art works

  • How The Aboriginal Assimilation

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    The Assimilation of Aboriginal Canadians “To kill the Indian in the child,” was the prime objective of residential schools (“About the Commission”). With the establishment of residential schools in the 1880s, attending these educational facilities used to be an option (Miller, “Residential Schools”). However, it was not until the government’s time consuming attempts of annihilating the Aboriginal Canadians that, in 1920, residential schools became the new solution to the “Indian problem.” (PMC) From

  • The Missing Aboriginals of Hobart

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    Much has been written concerning the origins of Hobart, Tasmania, but little of this would include its local aboriginals. Hobart was considered a home to the nomadic Mouheneer tribe (Asia Rooms, 2011), very little is written about them except in brief passages in most sources that detail the history of the area. Generally, what follows after the Mouheneer is that Hobart was first settled by the English for purposes of using it as a penal colony. The impact to the natives would best be viewed from

  • Achievement Gap Between Aboriginal And Non-Aboriginal Students

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    to close the educational and achievement gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students by incorporating traditional methods of teaching into the classroom. Aboriginal students would benefit from incorporating traditional methods of teachings such as the connection between the morals, values, and learning, which is fundamental to the identity of Aboriginal people into their educational experiences (Doige, 2003, p. 146-147). For Aboriginal people, learning is a lived experience. Learning is best