Western World View and Indigenous World View – Teach Indigenous Knowledge and Culture Below are three tasks that can be done to introduce pupils to indigenous world views: What are the differences between western and indigenous world view? Watch this animation on youtube and make notes in the table below (you may need to watch a few times). (This video is produced by First Peoples Worldwide ( an indigenous-run non-profit organization that funds local projects in indigenous communities all over the world) 2. Now watch this video in which an Elder, Susie Jones, from the Walpole Island First Nations located in Ontario, Canada, describes characteristics of an Aboriginal worldview (3:59). After watching: Which points do you have in common with those presented by Susie Jones? 3. Further work: To explore your world view further, and what has formed it, try this activity, made by an Aboriginal researcher in Australia. Like this: Like Loading...
Stolen Generations—effects and consequences Effects on those who were stolen Members of the Stolen Generations often suffer from a range of problems. Searching for family. Aboriginal people of the Stolen Generations are still looking for their families . Loneliness.Low self esteem and feelings of worthlessness.Loss of identity. Many members of the Stolen Generations also had their wages stolen from them. I suspect I'll carry these sorts of wounds 'til the day I die. Effects on family members who were not stolen Some children in the family weren’t removed but were still affected by the removal of their brothers and sisters. Aunty Maureen Silleri has experienced this and can tell you best how it was like . “My god you look like mum” Maureen Silleri remembers what happened when her separated sisters and brothers came home. “I was in about sixth class… and I came home and there was a young girl sitting in the chair. It was like I knew they existed and I knew they were around but to me they were strangers. Effects on birth parents
Future - The astonishing vision and focus of Namibia’s nomads Nestled in a grassy valley of north-eastern Namibia, Opuwo may seem like a crumbling relic of colonial history. With a population of just 12,000, the town is so small that it would take less than a minute to drive from the road sign on one side of town to the shanty villages on other. Along the way, you would see a hotchpotch collection of administrative offices, a couple of schools, a hospital and a handful of supermarkets and petrol stations. For many of the people living in the surrounding valley, however, this small town is also the first taste of modern life. The capital of the Kunene region, Opuwo lies in the heartland of the Himba people, a semi-nomadic people who spend their days herding cattle. How does the human mind cope with all those novelties and new sensations? In reality, the lines are exactly the same, but if you ask people to estimate their size, most Westerners claim that the second line (with the 'feathers' pointing outwards) is around 20% longer than the top line.
Harold (1994) clip 2 on ASO Teacher’s notes provided by This clip shows interviews with Harold Blair’s wife Dorothy Blair, her sister Florence Trevail, and Harold’s sister Meryl Thompson. Educational value points Harold Blair, singer and Aboriginal activist, was born at Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve in Queensland in 1924. This clip starts approximately 12 minutes into the documentary. Dorothy is being interviewed in a room set up for a piano rehearsal. Dorothy Blair The first time I saw Harold, he was standing at the bottom of these great big steps at the conservatorium and ah, he was having fun with the ah, the other girl students and I was just standing over to the side just watching him and then when I started full-time at the conservatorium, we got to know one another and of course I was too embarrassed to say very much. Outdoors, there are yellow flowers in sweeping bushland scenery, and more photographs of Dorothy and Harold together in their youth. Florence Trevail It was rather a shock to the whole family.
San Council Launches Code Of Ethics For Researchers After more than a century of being questioned, photographed, measured and "sampled" by researchers from around the world, and having San indigenous knowledge pilfered for commercial gain, it was time to say, "enough", the council said, GroundUp reports. While the council is not saying there must be an end to research, it is saying it must be on their terms. The code of ethics was made public in Cape Town on Thursday, during a conference of TRUST, an international network set up in 2015 to ensure researchers adhere to high ethical standards. TRUST is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme. The council said before researchers could work among the San, they must agree to embrace the four pillars of the code: respect, honesty, justice and fairness, and care. The code is designed to ensure the sharing of any benefits derived from using San traditional knowledge in the pharmaceutical industry, in cosmetics, and in food and beverages. 'Influx' Medicine
Class Research - Studies of Religion Wiki Week 2 Edit 1) To get a clear understanding of the dreaming, click on the following link from the Indigenous Australia website. When there, use the tabs at the top of the page and research the information about the Dreaming. 2) Research and discover websites that cover the first three hyphens of the syllabus. For quick reference the syllabus material to research is: Discuss how Aboriginal spirituality is determined by the Dreaming – kinship – ceremonial life – obligations to the land and people Don't forget to remember the key verb: Discuss. Not sure what this means? Key Verbs Explanation 3) When you find a great website, share it with your classmates on the link from our wiki homepage Great Websites Page. We will give this 2 lessons! - Mr Mac Week 3 This week we will be covering the following Syllabus Dot Points discuss the continuing effect of dispossession on Aboriginal spiritualities in relation to: – separation from the land – the Stolen Generations
”Sameblod öppnar Pandoras ask” | SVT Nyheter Nu är den äntligen här, den internationellt bejublade långfilmen Sameblod, där Amanda Kernell skickligt berättar ett levnadsöde från svenska Saepmie, från 1930-talet till nutid. Jag fick nöjet att se den på galavisningen här i Umeå där både Amanda Kernell och huvudrollsinnehavare Maj-Doris Rimpi gästade. Det var stort. Vissa debattörer säger att Saepmie i dag genomgår en renässans, där allt fler samer dyker upp i rampljuset. Huruvida det är sant, eller om svensk media bara till slut upptäckt det samiska, det lämnar jag till andra att tolka. Jag skrev själv här på SVT Opinion för två år sedan om alla de förhoppningar jag kände som same när Jon-Henrik Fjällgren tävlade i Melodifestivalen för första gången. Där Jon-Henrik slagit igenom med livsglädje och passion har Amanda Kernells Sameblod en leverans av benhård realism, kantat med kärlek och sorg. Hon har själv beskrivit det som att peta i fortfarande blödande sår – vilket hon också har helt rätt i. Manne leäh saemie.
Jennifer Lawrence, please keep your butt off our ancestors | J Kehaulani Kauanui | Opinion How do you define “sacred?” One simple answer: it’s something you keep your butt off. Jennifer Lawrence got that memo, but decided to disregard it. In the comments, which she made on a recent episode of the BBC’s Graham Norton Show this week, she says: “There were … sacred … rocks — I dunno, they were ancestors, who knows — they were sacred.” She knew this was a gross cultural breach – that much is clear – but Lawrence decided to go ahead and desecrate the rocks anyway. A pōhaku (stone) can be sacred for a number of reasons. Lawrence’s story shores up a long line of Hollywood productions that have mocked traditional Hawaiian spiritual beliefs. This has to do with the kitsch-factor that continues to plague Kanaka Maoli – indigenous Hawaiians – and Hawai’i. Also, the retelling of this story for entertainment value makes Hawaiians and our ancestors “the butt” of her joke. Settler colonialism has historically deemed non-Christian concepts of the sacred as a form of savage superstition.
Revolution and American Indians: “Marxism is as Alien to My Culture as Capitalism” By Russell Means / blackhawkproductions.com/ Nov 12, 2011 The following speech was given by Russell Means in July 1980, before several thousand people who had assembled from all over the world for the Black Hills International Survival Gathering, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is Russell Means's most famous speech. A member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, he was perhaps the most outsized personality in the American Indian Movement, beginning with the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. He also had an acting career beginning with his role as Chingachgook in Last of the Mohicans. He passed away Oct 22nd, 2012 at the age 72. "The only possible opening for a statement of this kind is that I detest writing. So what you read here is not what I've written. (You notice I use the term American Indian rather than Native American or Native indigenous people or Amerindian when referring to my people. It takes a strong effort on the part of each American Indian not to become Europeanized.
Environmental groups ask nations to give land to natives for protection The world’s indigenous, or native, communities need to be given a bigger role in slowing climate change, according to a new study. The study shows at least a quarter of forest carbon is stored on native land, particularly in Brazil. Forest carbon is the total reserve of carbon contained in forest ecosystems. Without protections, this carbon could be released into the atmosphere as carbon-dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. The research was conducted by a group of academic institutions and environmental organizations. It is the most comprehensive effort yet to measure the contribution of traditional forest guardians in reducing carbon emissions. Authors say expanding tribal land rights is the most cost-effective way to protect forests and keep their carbon out of the atmosphere. Worldwide Treatment Of Indigenous Lands The paper aims to encourage governments to recognize indigenous land rights and include tribal input in national action plans. Fear Of Developers
COP22 8 November 2016 à 2:55 COP22 participants danced to the rhythm of the opening ceremony of the Indigenous Peoples’ & Communities’ Pavilion: “Traditional Knowledge for Climate Action” that took place today in the Green Zone. The event featured lively music and dance from indigenous Moroccan Tamazight and Russian & Eastern European performers. It was standing room only as Green Zone participants flocked to the pavilion to snap pictures and sway to the traditional tunes. The Green Zone at COP22 is the dedicated area for civil society and innovation activities, featuring over 500 side-events, pavilions, stands and activities. Also in attendance was Driss ElYazami, COP22 Head of Civil Society Activities. Laurence Tubiana, COP21 Amabassador and French Climate Champion, was also on hand for the opening cermony. There are roughly 300 million indigenous people living worldwide among 90% of the planet’s biodiversity, according to Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim.
The Largest Native American Protest In HISTORY Is Happening Right Now And YOU Need To Know About It! – Indigenous Americans Right now the largest Native American PROTECT (not PROTEST) in history is happening in the Dakota’s. What’s going on? Well, the US Government is taking control of Native American lands and forcing them to allow oil developers to drill on their land and move oil via pipelines. From watching what happened with the Tar Sands of Canada, we can get a good glimpse at what the land will look like after they’re done with it. Running through a similar pathway as that of the well known failed Keystone XL project, the Bakken Pipeline would run across the Ogallala aquifer and the Mississippi rivers through sovereign Native lands. Alejandro Dávila Fragoso with Think Progress reports: A federal court said on Wednesday it will rule next month whether to temporarily halt construction of a controversial oil pipeline that has prompted large protests in North Dakota. After more than an hour-long hearing, Judge James E. (Continue reading to next page) Pages: 123