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PART EFor this part of the assessment, you are required to find out more about the needs and servicesavailable to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people based on research and yourexperience in an ECEC service.1)Write 1/2 page on the core cultural values, beliefs and traditions of the Aboriginal and/orTorres Strait Islander people.Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders are very spiritual people, without a material greed that putsa lot of emphasis in the relation with the land and the individual relationship to the community.The land is fundamental for the wellbeing of the Aboriginal people. They don’t see it like a pieceof soil and rocks if not like a whole environment that sustains and is sustain by people andculture. They see the land like the core of all spirituality and they feel a relationship with the spiritof the land.For aboriginal people the family and the relationships are fundamental because they make thefoundations of the child identity by defining how they are connected with everything throw theland. Because for them the relationships are not only possible among people it not with theenvironment land and animals, plants the skies the weather and the spirits. They explain thecreation by the land and their believes of the dreamtime.Aboriginal people have a complex system of family relations. Extended family are at the heart of the Aboriginal kinship system and are central to everyday life, how culture is passed on and how society is organized. Ceremonial performances are seen as the core of cultural life. Dance is a unique aspect of ceremonies which is learnt and passed down from one generation to another. 2)Write 1/2 page on one of the following historical events:ColonisationMaboStolen GenerationsSorry DayNational ApologyStolen GenerationsThe stolen generations refer to a situation that was seconded by the law and happen in everystate of Australia from the late 1800 until 1969, during this time 100.000 children were taken fromPage 8of 10CHCECE001 Develop cultural competencyCHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/pr Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, V7 January 2016
their families. To understand the impact of these, we have to understand that in aboriginal societyfamily unit is one of the pillars of their society, it’s what ties their community. Having that unitbroken down unleash a lot of problems loaded with emotions that produce mental and emotionaldisorder. People refer to this project of “breeding out the black” as attempt of cultural genocide.This attempt to eradicate the culture of the ingenious people of Australia through the program ofassimilation into with culture goes one of the most popular claims of genocide of the UNgenocide Convection; Article II “ “forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”They try to erase a culture by assimilation and mixture of breed because they thought that thewhite European bread was better. The idea of stooling the children was to make them forget theiridentity and culture, hoping to break any tie to their distinctiveness, religion, language, land andfamily. One of the worst things that the real intentions of the government weren’t to add this