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A book that challenges the way the "aboriginal issue is viewed"

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message 1: by Dave (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:56AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Dave This simple book challenges the way we have looked at the complex issue of remote aboriginal communities in Australia

In noway offering a one stop answer or solution, it does challenge the accepted views and offer some real insights
a must read for anyone interested in modern Australian aboriginal issues


Ruby  Tombstone [With A Vengeance] This really is a great way to understand the context of Aboriginal issues in Australia, and to get a sense of cross-cultural awareness. I was lucky enough to undertake Trudgen's course as well, which helped a lot.

I'd like to point out for anyone not acquainted with Aboriginal cultures in Australia, that this book is focussed purely on the Yolngu culture - one of hundreds of rich aboriginal cultures that existed in Australia pre-colonialism. Whilst many of these cultures have been largely destroyed, there is still a huge diversity of cultures alive and strong in Australia today. So the detailed cultural information provided here may not apply elsewhere in the country.

Still a MUST READ though for anyone interested in modern Indigenous issues.


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