These perceptions and actions can sometimes be different than what they would consider the social norm. This same thing can be seen in the average BYU student, everyone has a different view on life and those views can sometimes be interrupted at sociably unacceptable. The world that the Himba live in can all be described back to their god Mukuru, and his interaction and guidance of the Himba people. The Himba believe that Mukuru is the one that guides and assists them throughout their lives. “We live because Mukuru give us life, and when we die we are not lost” (Crandall 24).
217 * Shouldn’t be such a big deal that Wirad people were granted wired land- yes it is under dispute. * For Miller, having a long connection to the town is important (ancestral tries to the land) * Miller meeting Wayne waiting on the veranda, she likes that because they shook hands and assessed each other, liked him waiting on the veranda for her, being able to asses her and see what type of person she is before even letting her into his home * Wayne did not always know much about his Aboriginal heritage * Wayne refers to wellington as the Valley, Aboriginal looks at the land geographically, Miller thought about it this way and the connections with the land * Johnnie Stuart, aspect of their identity their names, have been taken by being given “white” names- loss of identity. A lot in this land did
Although many people would love to disagree, religion is a big part of most or all societies today. Whether in the western or eastern world, it is evident that religion has a large impact on the society around it, and as a result the culture of this area is also greatly impacted. As each culture is different and unique to the next, religion affects it in varying ways, and to different degrees. However it isn’t only religion that affects cultures, but cultures that affect religions also. We may not even realise it, but a lot of the laws that govern the way we live in Australia are taken from and/ or based on the Ten Commandments.
Therefore, the western medical model of health does not meet the Indigenous needs. Indigenous health is focused on emotional, cultural and physical well being of whole community. In which they will impact upon the way in which Indigenous people interact with health care providers. Cultural barriers has reduced the ability for indigenous to participate or access in health care (Thackrah & Scott,2010). There are many factors that contribute to the health of Indigenous Australians.
Warnings by doctors that sunlight and sunbathing can be dangerous are comparatively new. Only in the past 20 or so years have health educators tried to discourage people from exposing their bodies to too much sunlight. However statistics show the in Australia alone, the risk of getting skin cancers is increasing along with the amount of diagnoses per year. (AMA 2001). Statistics show that there is a lack of knowledge related to skin cancers and sun safety within the younger generations particularly in schools.
In the context of Australian Aboriginal studies, the importance of historic, cultural, and political investigation in schools is often over-generalized, marginalized, or completely overlooked for non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal students alike. Because of the historically Westernized viewpoint, education on Aboriginal topics has been sparse and inaccurate, spreading long-standing racist ideologies and reinforcing negative cultural connotations instead of explaining the actuality of the Aboriginal people. Throughout this paper, examples will be given of these oversights in the educational system and provide details into the realities of the Aboriginal context in Australia, as well as positioning the idea of progressive education and the importance
HEALTHY AGING Healthy ageing is crucial for the economic, social, and cultural stability of every country. According to West Virginia Rural Healthy Aging Network (2011), “Healthy aging is the development and maintenance of optimal mental, social, and physical well-being and function in older adults. This will most likely be achieved when communities are safe, promote health and well-being and use health services and community programs to prevent or minimize disease.” The world is getting grey rapidly and thus increased need for proper awareness and programs related to healthy ageing are required. World Health Organization (WHO) (2002) unveils that prevention of non-communicable disease should be the mainstay of healthy ageing. Emphasizing
The use of condoms are proven effective to protect from the contraction of an STD and the prevent un- wanted pregnancies but, due to the cultural, socioeconomic and environmental factors and beliefs, the use of condoms in Aboriginal communities are quite little. Sex education is usually aimed the entire population but the education is not always reached to some Indigenous Australians. This may be due to the language barriers involved (Indigenous people may have different languages and may not know English), the term “sexual acts” might vary between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and English terms, the availability and access of sex education may be limited for those living in rural and remote areas where there is limited access to medical facilities, health care professionals or doctors to consult. (HLTHIR404C, Study guide, p.p. 9 &
As human beings, optimal health is dependent on making valuable contributions to the community in which we live and paid employment is one of the most common ways to achieve this. A lack of proper education is also contributing to the inability to obtain employment, leaving the future of the younger generation of these communities in jeopardy. This is due to cultural practices being emphasised over mainstream schooling and education. It is hardly surprising that Northern Territory students in 40 'Homeland Learning Centres'- so called schools that do not have qualified teachers every day- cannot read, write, or count with programs like teaching children to count with rocks and leaves. In 1988, the Government set a target to 'close the gap in Indigenous education' within four years, unfortunately this did not happen.
The nutritional state of Indigenous people is unfair by socioeconomic disadvantage and environmental. Poor nutrition is a common risk factor for their babies and becoming overweight themselves however this may become health issues such as diabetes, tooth decy, CVD and malnutrition. Indigenous Australians lived for many thousands of years in harmony with their environment and lived off what it was provided for them in every diverse of the country. They lived in harmony with sometimes harsh and hostile environments and survived through a rough time until food was found. This changed lifestyle impact their life and their health.