This subject introduces students to aspects of Aboriginal cultures, including the centrality of land to the spirituality and identity of Aboriginal people. The subject explores the Dreaming as the all-encompassing spiritual belief system that forms the foundation of Indigenous Law and the importance of kinship to spirituality and custodianship of ceremony and country. The impact of colonisation and missionary endeavour on the lives, cultures and spirituality of Indigenous Australians is explored, as is the diversity of Aboriginal cultures and spirituality today. The subject concludes with protocols for engaging effectively with Indigenous Australians and strategies for fostering reconciliation and social justice.
School of Theology
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