Chippewa Indian Woman and Child in cradle board - 1800s.
Aboriginal Didjeridoo Players
Delphi the Oracular Sacred Site.
Having grown up in the Eastern Goldfields in
my childhood and having Aboriginal Indigenous Australians as my
friends, ( I am not indigenous,but 4th generation Australian born with
Celtic, Danish, English and Irish ancestry.) It is therefore also not
surprising that later on in life I undertook studies in Anthropology.
This page shows some of the subject areas of which I am interested and
which my activist activities have included for many years.
Aboriginal Art and Culture
Learning the didjeridoo.
Australian Bush Tucker
- This varies according to region.. However some foods are common to
most areas. In the eastern goldfields of Western Australia we
would collect wild Quongdongs (native sandalwood fruit) and
dig up native yams that grew in the semi desert areas. They were 75%
water and could save a person's life if lost in the bush.
Western Australia Aboriginal native Animal and Bush Foods - W.A. museum site.
Australian Aboriginal Native Title
The Native Title Research Unit - NTRU
The Mabo Case-What was it?
The Mabo Case
was made by the High Court on 3, June 1993. The "Mabo Decision," was
named after the aboriginal man Eddie Mabo who challenged the Australian
legal system and fought for recognition of the rights of aboriginal and
Torres Strait islander peoples' as the traditonal owners of their lands.
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have serveral Lakota people as close friends and have been hleping with
their rights for water protection on their lands.Without clean water
there is no life or health.
Lakota People's Law Project.
Lakota Law Campaigns- several listed here.
When I was a child I would wander the bush of the semi desert terrain
and climb the hill that had a high view of the salt lakes surrounding
Norseman in the Eastern goldfields of Western Australia. I would
gaze across the valley and I could feel the age of this ancient
land..like the "time before time" as the energy of the view stretched
before me. My Honours thesis in Anthropology was on Sacred
sites and pilgrimage.
Sacred Sites come under few different categories. There are
natural earth sites where the leylines or earth grid lines cross and
create a power spot. These sites are often indigenous sites. There are
also sites that have become sacred because of their spiritual or
religeous affiliation. When Christianity first became a
recognized religion they often appropiated sites of ancient people's
who they called pagan and built their churches and cathedrals on these
sites. this was particularly the case in Europe, Great Britain and
Ireland. Cathedrals were also built according to geomancy and became
places of power over the generations as religeous rites, religeous
services and ceremonies were held in them enhancing their power. There
are also sites where people had visions of saints or religeous figures
and built churches or places of worship on the spot.There are sacred
wells and pagan sites.The are ancient oracular sites such as at Delphi
Sacred sites and Altered states of consciousness
Martin Grey's webpage on Sacred Sites.
PDF Article -Corporate Responsibility for the Protection of Native American Sacred Sites.
Sacred Land Film Project
Britain's Holiest Places
Archeo Astronomy -Oracular Functioning and Architecture of the Five Apollo Temples.
Delphi Oracular Temple in Greece- good article