"First nations people"??

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"First nations people"??

Unread post by Greg W C Sims » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:03 pm

Why is there a contradiction in Aboriginal history when elders state that there were tribes of different peoples here before them but they call themselves "First nations people" ?

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Unread post by Dion » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:56 pm

I see your dilemma....Maybe the Yowies should get a voice to Parliament too as they were apparently here before aboriginals? or if you really want to think about it who was here before them? it could go on and on.

I have nothing against acknowledging culture, as long as its not used as a political tool to destroy other cultures.

Everybody deserves respect and dignity.

As I see this thread going downhill very fast I will see how it develops, if it gets heated it will be locked. (sweat drop)
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Re: "First nations people"??

Unread post by Greg W C Sims » Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:04 am

Thanks for your reply Dion.

I was thinking it may be the result of Aboriginal history and culture being lost through time and the new
generations of Aboriginals not being aware of the Hairy Peoples existence resulting in this contradiction that they are the
"First Nations People"?

You make an extremely valid point when you say "acknowledging culture as long as it`s not used as a political tool to destroy other cultures".

Hoping this thread doesn`t go down hill fast because I think it deserves further respectful discussion and by doing so it may enlighten all cultures to our history of Australia!

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Unread post by rowbe » Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:05 pm

I also find that interesting. Although elders do speak of other previous "tribes", I guess the difference is that generally the scientific community don't recognise the hairyman in Australia (or at least they are not telling the general public so).
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Unread post by rowbe » Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:06 pm

PS. I'm the chimp.

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Re: "First nations people"??

Unread post by Dion » Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:10 pm

Greg W C Sims wrote:
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:04 am
I was thinking it may be the result of Aboriginal history and culture being lost through time and the new
generations of Aboriginals not being aware of the Hairy Peoples existence resulting in this contradiction that they are the
"First Nations People"?
That could quite possibly be the case Greg, I also think there is a bit of politics at play at the moment. A lot of people who claim to be "First Nations People" sometimes are not, and have very little aboriginal in them and as you say that could be a result of them having lost culture in itself.
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Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:05 pm
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Thanks I stumbled upon it the other day couldnt resist using it, there were a few others very similar I could have used.
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Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:06 pm
PS. I'm the chimp.
I understand. :lol:
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