children. This new generation comprised of people could not follow the popular health practices of the aborigine people and exhibited low self-esteem 9 . By understating the challenges, they went through; one would understand the need for reconciliation. Conclusion There has been some friction between the cultural practices and beliefs of the Indigenous Australians and the population considered non-indigenous Australians. Some of the Acts that that propelled such differences include Aborigines Protection Act 1909 and Aborigines Protection Amending Act 1915. The Australian government has tried in various ways to reset the friction. It is for this reason that leads to the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UNDRIP”) in 2009. One of the areas the adoption has achieved the resetting role is the fact that both parties have realized that they have to adjust to accommodate each other. Another area affected by adoption is the health sector. One of the health sectors affected includes nursing, where the concept of midwifery is introduced. The lessons learned from the historical practices in the lives of the aboriginal people help the current generation understand the differences people possess. 8 Swain, Shurlee. "Enshrined in Law: Legislative justifications for the removal of indigenous and non-indigenous children in colonial and post-colonial Australia." (2016) 47(2) Australian Historical Studies 2192 9 Short, Damien. Reconciliation and colonial power: Indigenous rights in Australia (Routledge, 2016)
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