Living in Two Worlds
John Rudder "Yolnu cosmology: an unchanging cosmos incorporating a rapidly changing world?”
This thesis is first and foremost a descriptive ethnography of the cosmology of the Yolnu people who live in the North East Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory of Australia. This thesis is first and foremost a descriptive ethnography of the cosmology of the Yolnu people who live in the North East Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory of Australia. Supplementary to that description it explores the relationship between the Yolnu presupposition of changelessness, the rapidly changing world in which they live and their cosmology.
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When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself
This book come highly recommended by Christian workers who have been working with Aboriginal Australians. If you are not a book worm, we would recommend the video series of 4 YouTube clips that range from 11:44-16:57 minutes about principles of When Helping Hurts book.
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A link to Kristan Slack’s ‘Humbugged in Church’ article in the Katherine Times.
'The Fourth World in the First World: Missiologyand Aboriginal Churches in the Northern TerritoryBy Bishop Greg Anderson Diocese of the Northern Territory.
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A fair go: Aboriginal living and learning in the dominant Australian culture / by Barbara J. Sayers
The papers in this publication result from the author's years of studying and learning the Aboriginal language, Wik-Mungkan, while she lived in the Aurukun community on the Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland between 1962 and 1995. The papers in Part 1 discuss communication issues such as: degrees of abstraction in the language; language structure; left or right brain orientation; and pragmatic isses of misunderstanding in cross-cultural communication. The papers in Part 2 are concerned with the lack of opportunity afforded to children in Aboriginal community schools and the author's efforts to improve learning for Aboriginal children.
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