achievement, and economic opportunity. This event is seen by many as a step forward in reconciliation. 22. Explain in your own words the significance of Country, Kinship, Lore and Identity to Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander people Kinship systems are an integral part of social interactions within a tribe. They determine how Aboriginal people are related to each other and their roles and responsibilities to each other. Aboriginal culture and identity continue to be under increasing pressure. Aborigines are flooded with mass media and are themselves used to participating in western media forms. Aboriginal people have formed organisational structures to meet needs and serve as cultural symbols. In at least one instance, proof of Aboriginal cultural continuity in the modern sense. The way in which Aboriginal Australians will choose to deal with these aspects of Aboriginal culture will serve to further shape modern Aboriginal identity. 23. a) List 2 contributing reasons for disease and ill health experienced by people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background. Nutrition: Poor nutrition is a common risk factor for overweight and obesity, malnutrition, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and tooth decay.
Page 8 of 9 CHCECE001 Develop cultural competency/ CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, Version 1.0_ September,2017 Family Violence: Family violence is a serious problem in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and in the broader Australian community. The effects of family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are very far-reaching, and may continue to be felt for years after the violence has finished. b) Describe the impact on the ability of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to deal with issues involving trauma and illness and what their needs would be. The consequences of the time of the stolen generation continue to feel today, the parents have been able to transmit the fear and anger to their own children of what they had to pass. The fear of not feeling accepted or that because they are Aborigines are different. The total integration will come at some point, but you have to keep working on that. 24. Pick 1 current issue of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities such as social, political or economic and write one paragraph in your own words describing the issue and the impact this has had on the community. Family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities occurs in an historical context of colonisation; dispossession, loss of culture resulting in the breakdown of kinship systems and of traditional law, racism, and government policies of forced removal of children from families (the ‘Stolen Generation’). Related to all of this is the enormous socioeconomic disadvantage that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live with.
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