To the Noongar traditional owners and custodians, Western Australia’s Swan River, the Derbal Yerrigan has remained at the heart of their culture and heritage for more than 40,000 years.
Nyoongar continue to fight to save Rainbow Serpent Dreaming in the Swan Valley.
Spirituality for Indigenous Australians takes many forms. Its forms and practices have been profoundly influenced by the impact of colonialism, both past and present.
Updated Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:50pm AEDT
Aboriginal Ceremonies have been the means of keeping the Australian Aboriginal culture intact for thousands of years.
Aboriginal people in the traditional communities of the far north of the Northern Territory still maintain their ancient ceremonies and rituals. These remain of crucial importance to their lives and involve the whole community.
A common characteristic of Aboriginal groups is their similar belief systems which are called the Dreaming.
When discussing specific ceremonies it is important to have a local Aboriginal person present.
Aboriginal Culture and Grief: An Interview with Ray Minniecon By: Brenda Paik Sunoo December 2001 My name is Ray Minniecon.
Aboriginal dancers telling Dreamtime stories at the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony.
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