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  • Indigenous Religion

    Define indigenous religion‚ and describe at least one aspect of indigenous religions that exists in a similar form in a traditional mainstream religion. The word indigenous means “originated in”‚ and thus the term “indigenous religion” means “the original religion of a place.” Essentially this term is applied to the group of people of any religion‚ culture‚ or area. The indigenous religion is a unique religion associated with the particular group. For example‚ the native tribes in the United States

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  • Indigenous Languages

    State of Indigenous languages in Australia - 2001 by Patrick McConvell Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Nicholas Thieberger The University of Melbourne November 2001 Australia: State of the Environment Second Technical Paper Series No. 2 (Natural and Cultural Heritage) Environment Australia‚ part of the Department of the Environment and Heritage © Commonwealth of Australia 2001 This work is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in

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  • Indigenous Disadvantage

    Strait Islander People Why are Indigenous people in Australia still disadvantaged with regard to health care and services? For the last 200 years Indigenous people have been victims of discrimination‚ prejudice and disadvantage. Poor education‚ poor living conditions and general poverty are still overwhelming issues for a large percentage of our people and we remain ‘as a group‚ the most poverty stricken sector of the working class’ in Australia (Cuthoys 1983). As a people‚ our rate of

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  • Indigenous Religions

    Indigenous Religions of the World What is an ‘indigenous’ religion or belief system? When we hear the term ‘indigenous religion’‚ what comes to our minds? How do we react internally when those words are mentioned? How do adherents of indigenous religions feel about those outside of their social and cultural circles‚ who know very little of their beliefs and who understand them even less. And how did the term ‘indigenous’ become associated with various belief systems that‚ in many cases‚ preceded

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  • Indigenous Changed

    How the Lives of the Indigenous Changed “Don’t expect anyone to understand your journey‚ especially if they’ve never walked your path.” During the 1600’s Colonist completed a voyage to the new world in which it took them 66 days. Within the time‚ the Colonist managed to interact with the Natives the Colonist showed the Natives many new ways of living‚ including the many different types of tools that were brought along. Although the Colonists did not only introduced new tools and a different living

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  • Indigenous Societies

    his sacred black harpoon d. his sacred smoking pipe e. his radio 2. What is the central conflict in “Whale Rider”? a. How do indigenous societies keep their traditions and yet accept change? b. How indigenous societies must fight through the legal system to gain title to their land. c. How can indigenous societies reverse language loss? d. How do indigenous societies gain control over rising blood pressure? 3. What item has not been finished‚ but finally is (and is then used) at the

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  • Indigenous Religions

    Indigenous religions are those that are not mobile‚ came into being in certain areas and have not expanded beyond that area. These were also more tribal based‚ with mostly oral histories. I find animism very interesting and it is a strong belief in many indigenous religions. Animism to me symbolizes the closeness that indigenous people had with nature. Respecting their surroundings was a path to sustainable survival. Animism capturers my imagination‚ because in today’s world there is very little

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  • Indigenous Health

    today’s Indigenous Australians is burdened with chronic and communicable disease‚ infant mortality and morbidity‚ substance misuse‚ poor nutrition‚ emotional distress‚ increased hospitalization‚ lower levels of access to health care‚ and are at a greater socio-economic disadvantage than other Australians. This has become a national health priority as the decline in health in Indigenous Australians has led to a more than seventeen year gap in life expectancy than other Australians. Indigenous Australians

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  • Indigenous Religions

    Indigenous religion refers to those religions which are native to indigenous peoples around the world. They are “descendents of the original inhabitants of lands now controlled by larger political systems in which they may have little influence.” In the second chapter of her book‚ Living Religions‚ Mary Pat Fisher takes the position that indigenous spiritual practices should be called lifeways and not religions. Lifeways are “a particular

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  • Indigenous Health

    “The status of Indigenous health in contemporary Australia is a result of historic factors as well as contemporary socio-economic issues” (Hampton & Toombs‚ 2013‚ p. 1). The poor health position of Indigenous Australians is a contemporary reflection of their historical treatment as Australia’s traditional owners. This treatment has led to Indigenous Australians experiencing social disadvantages‚ significantly low socio-economic status‚ dispossession‚ poverty and powerlessness as a direct result

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