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REVIEW READING ON AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES

Word:2000 Words (4 X 500 Words)

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Overall Task: Prepare 4 reviews of 500 words each from the essential readings. The reviews should focus on answering the questions below. The reviews should be presented in one document and include a cover sheet at the front of your assignment with your name and student number.

Reading Review 1:

Task:

Give a description of what Aboriginal Spirituality is, and why this is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people?

Preparation – Read the following: Pages 7- 10: Grieves, V 2009, Aboriginal Spirituality: Aboriginal Philosophy. The Basis of Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Discussion Paper No.9. Co-operative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin. Grieves, V 2008, “Aboriginal Spirituality: A baseline for Indigenous knowledges development in Australia”, The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, no. 28 vol 2, pp. 363 – 398.

Reading Review 2:

Task:

Can Aboriginal Spirituality be grafted into Western ontology as a 'perspective' and part of the same belief system? Discuss.

Preparation – Read the following: Pages 18- 19: Grieves, V 2009, Aboriginal Spirituality: Aboriginal Philosophy. The Basis of Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Discussion Paper No.9. Co-operative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin. Grieves, V 2008, “Aboriginal Spirituality: A baseline for Indigenous knowledges development in Australia”, The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, no. 28 vol 2, pp. 363 – 398.

Reading Review 3:

Task:

What is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) ceremonial life and why do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) dancers paint symbols on their bodies?

Preparation – Read the following: Pages 20 – 24: Grieves, V 2009, Aboriginal Spirituality: Aboriginal Philosophy. The Basis of Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Discussion Paper No.9. Co-operative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin. Grieves, V 2008, “Aboriginal Spirituality: A baseline for Indigenous knowledges development in Australia”, The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, no. 28 vol 2, pp. 363 – 398.

Reading Review 4:

Task:

Discuss whether "thinking about and reflecting on difference" is a helpful way to improve relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Suggest ways by which people from different socio-cultural backgrounds and worldviews could learn about each other in Australia.

Preparation – Read the following: Pages 40 – 42: Grieves, V 2009, Aboriginal Spirituality: Aboriginal Philosophy. The Basis of Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Discussion Paper No.9. Co-operative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin. Grieves, V 2008, “Aboriginal Spirituality: A baseline for Indigenous knowledges development in Australia”, The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, no. 28 vol 2, pp. 363 – 398.

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