Effects of Aboriginal Dispossesion
Write a report on the effects of Dispossession on Aboriginal spirituatility.
Focus on Kinship, loss of land, and stolen generations
The stolen generation was a generation in time in which young Aborigines were dispossessed of their land and were forced out of their homes. This period of time was between 1869 to 1969, but also continued into the 1970’s. The stolen generation occurred when the british had settled the land across Australia and deprived the Indigenous people of their land, their hunting grounds and water resources, and they had also destroyed many sacred ritual sites and many other significant places to indigenous Australians.
This correlates with Kinship, where it is said that the dreaming permeates every aspect of music (both song and dance), story telling, artwork (exampled by paintings and craft or atefact manufacture), food gathering and hunting activities within a complex framework of kinship or family totem relationships. The dispoession of land means that many relationships between biological and non biological people were disrupted, and in Aboriginal cultures the term kinship describes these very relationships. Kinship systems are both close and extensive and are central to Aboriginal communities, and in particular they ensure that both the old and young are cared for. During the stolen generation, all these things were
The main aim of the stolen generation was to get rid of the Indigenous Australians, and remove their race completely. This not only disrupted their social life, but this had also disrupted the children. The children that were taken away in the stolen generation had lost their culture, language, spirituality and self esteem. The separation not only broke the relationships between individuals, but had also eradicated the relationships between the Indigenous communities, which is a fundamental part of the aboriginal spirituality.
There was many social impacts on many people that were part of the stolen generation, such...