Indigenous Knowledge Handout
indigenous Knowledge (Check Questions)
Answer yes or no to the following questions:
I know when the first European explorers/invaders arrived in Australia.
I know how many specific Aboriginal groups there were in pre-European contact Australia.
I know what terra nullius means.
I know how many Aboriginal languages are in use today.
I know how many convicts were transported to Australia and what the relationship between ex-convicts and Aboriginal peoples was like.
I know who Trucannini (also known as Truggernana) was.
I know how many states and territories there are in Australia.
I know if any of these states/territories is designated as an Aboriginal state/territory.
I know when Aboriginal peoples were allowed to vote in provincial and federal elections.
I know whether or not there were treaties between the Aboriginal peoples in Australia and the "settlers/invaders."
I know if the Aboriginal peoples of what is now called Tasmania are "extinct."
I know what the term "Stolen Generations" refers to.
Aside from "didgeridoo," I know an Aboriginal word.
I know what the Tent Embassy refers to.
I know what mandatory sentencing means.
I know how many Aboriginal people hold senior positions in the federal government.
I know who Eddie Mabo was.
I know the Aboriginal name for "Ayers Rock" and the significance of the difference in the two names.
I know when Australia's Federation was.
I know if slavery was legal in Australia and if Aboriginal Australians were enslaved.
I know what the "White Australia" policy refers to.
I know the legal definition of "an Aboriginal person."
I would like to learn about all of the above (and more)