Happy Monday Please have out your packet and Read Dreaming The Earth. Did you know? Aborigine is derived from Latin, and means The Original Inhabitant
Post on 19-Jan-2016
Happy MondayPlease have out your packet andRead Dreaming The Earth.
Did you know?Aborigine is derived from Latin, and means The Original Inhabitant
OodgerooOodgeroo 1920-1993) was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator. She was also a campaigner for Aboriginal rights. Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse. http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/1543/
MythologyOral TraditionSacred texts reveal truthsEmbodiment of the landscape"Many were shape changing, transformed from or into human beings or natural species, or into natural features such as rocks but all left something of their spiritual essence at the places noted in their stories."
Diversity Across the Continent
There are 900 distinct Aboriginal groups across Australia- each distinguished by unique names usually identifying particular languages, dialects, or distinctive speech mannerisms. Each language was used for original myths, from which the distinctive words and names of individual myths derive.With so many distinct Aboriginal groups, languages, beliefs and practices, scholars cannot attempt to characterize the full range and diversity of all myths being variously and continuously told, developed, elaborated, performed, and experienced by group members across the entire continent.
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation
"..they generally describe the journeys of ancestral beings, often giant animals or people, over what began as a featureless domain. Mountains, rivers, waterholes, animal and plant species, and other natural and cultural resources came into being as a result of events which took place during these Dreamtime journeys. Their existence in present-day landscapes is seen by many indigenous peoples as confirmation of their creation beliefs.."
"..The routes taken by the Creator Beings in their Dreamtime journeys across land and sea.. link many sacred sites together in a web of Dreamtime tracks criss-crossing the country. Dreaming tracks can run for hundreds, even thousands of kilometres, from desert to the coast [and] may be shared by peoples in countries through which the tracks pass.."
Male RolesHuntersWarriors (use of weapons)Elders to teach young boys the same rituals and tribe lessons of manhood that had been taught to them
Female RolesGathersWarriors (fearless toward things of this world)MotherhoodPerform ceremonies for younger girls that had been performed for them
Initiation Rites: RememberBurr Nong
Boys as young as 11, and Girls as young as 9 received initiation rites*Boys-To learn history-Dancing and chanting that teaches creation stories-Separation from women -Weapon presentation-Walkabouts (age 13)-Survival skills
*Girls-Finger joint/nose piercing ceremony (endurance of pain)-Dancing and music-Gathering tools presentation (for gathering food)-Smoke ceremony (purify)-Marriage preparation
WALKABOUTRitual path to manhoodSent out with a ceremony (dancing, singing)Given tools (boomerang, throwing stick for a spear)Elders led boys to secret places within tribal boundaries where they were left to roam until they had received a message from the spirit world to return to the clan
Then Capt. James Cook showed upColonizationAustralian Aborigines
BeliefsRelationship with the landCommunityBritish explorers
BeliefsRelationship with the landCommunity
SimulationStay on task and IN CHARACTERRemain focusedFOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS 100%DO NOT MAKE UP YOUR OWN RULES
Context: You have been invited to a Meet and Greet.
Predict what the British would want to change about the Aboriginal people.What strategies do you think they would use to bring about the changes?What would be the effects on the Aborigines both at the time and the future?
Predict what the British would want to change about the Aboriginal people.
What strategies do you think they would use to bring about the changes?
What would be the effects on the Aborigines both at the time and the future?
Stolen GenerationAssimilation of childrenLanguages and ceremonies forbiddenTaken miles from their country Parents not told where children were and could not trace themChildren told that they were orphansNo family contact
For HOMEWORKRead Marngit and U308Complete Questions and Vocabulary
*What are your experiences with Native culture?Have you ever been to a pow-wow?Who can name all the tribes in Oregon?What happened to this rich culture?Talk about the plague/ within 3 years plague wiped out 90-96% Have students stand. What if I had a dangerous weapon?What do you think Europeans were thinking when all these people started dying.Talk about the conditions of England.