Discuss about the Reflective writing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders peoples.
Personal views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders peoples
It is evaluated that indigenous Australians are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' people f Australia, descendent from the groups that existed in Australia or could be described as people who surrounded islands prior to British Colonisation. These people are ethnically and culturally distinct. My personal views about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' people of Australia are based on their lifestyle and their culture. These people are recognized by their origin and have their own morals and rules to live the life. The indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' people of Australia are two different terms used to describe the tribes. These both tribes have their own separate culture, social value and ethics (Condon, et al. 2013). However, as compared to other countries in Australia, they are less open and living their life on the basis of their ancestor’s rules and belief. Mass media and various literatures have shown that some of the indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples of Australia are still struggling with the basic needs and less inclined towards the sophistication of the word (Anderson, 2017). These people need to be changed and should abandon their existing culture. If it does not happen then they may face various diseases in their tribe.
Discussion of the health consequences of globalisation
The Australian government has also endeavoured towards providing possible benefits to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' people to mitigate their health issues. There are several issues such as heart diseases, failure of body respiratory system, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma due to the polluted and negative environment conditions. Australian governments need to embrace its diverse origin and their contribution to ethnic-culture groups within the nation. I have my own perception that media and literature show us half of the history and they are more inclined towards making money. The true history of the indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples could be found by understanding their real rich culture and lifestyle. These people are also restricted by many countries for the visa and immigration. However, as compared to other countries in Australia, surrounding clans of indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples follow their own real rich culture and set norms to live their life.
There are several similarities which may be found between indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples of Australia and other countries.
- The indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples of Australia are also given same right which is given to people of other countries.
- These people are highly promoted by the government in many sectors either by granting them monetary assistance or other supports (Ramsamy, 2017).
Principle of community engagement
The principle of community engagement focuses on the inclusive planning, and procedure to ensure that the design, organization, and convening of the process serve both a clearly defined purpose and the needs of indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples. This principle provides the adequate assistance to the indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples to uplift their standards of living.
Family/ personal history of indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples influence the perception of others
These indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples of Australia have faced various health issues such as cancer, diabetes and mental issues and infant mortality. It has been highly dominated by semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers with a strong spiritual connection. These people had their forbearers in the region consisted of open tropical forests and woodlands of Australia. However, these people are highly dominated by the rich culture and set norms to live their life. After 1900, indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples of Australia were highly affected by the diseases, violence and the spread of foreign settlement and custom rules. I have realized that these indigenous Australians like to be known for their own culture and ancestor names (Anderson, 2017). By the end of world war, many indigenous men had served in the military on their own conditions and were appreciated by the government for their support. Before the certain time, indigenous Australian people were not eligible for vote but after commonwealth games, they become eligible to give the vote. There are several historical cases which have been described in literature and Medias. The main thing about the indigenous Australian people and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples of Australia which I found is based on their culture (Armstrong, et al. 2017). They prefer to be known by their tribe.
How social and culture factors shape the health belief, experience and outcomes of indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders' peoples of Australia
They are less inclined towards to the sophistication of the world and more stuck with their family rituals and their rich culture. The family history of the Torres Strait Islanders' peoples of Australia is famous for saving their land either from government and other people. After evaluating the various literature reviews, I observe that these indigenous Australian people are suffering from several diseases and problems which may make their life tough. However, they are very rigid in adapting with the new culture of Australia (Murphy, 2015).
Anderson, P., 2017. Aboriginal and Torres strait islanders peoples from across Australia make the historic statement. Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8(29), p.9.
Armstrong, G., Ironfield, N., Kelly, C.M., Dart, K., Arabena, K., Bond, K. and Jorm, A.F., 2017. Re-development of mental health first aid guidelines for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury. BMC psychiatry, 17(1), p.300.
Condon, J.R., Garvey, G., Whop, L.J., Valery, P.C., Thomas, D.P., Gruen, R. and Cunningham, J., 2013. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and cancer. In Cancer Forum(Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 27-30). Cancer Council Australia.
Murphy, E., 2015. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Green Left Weekly, (1072), p.5.
Ramsamy, N., 2017. Indigenous birthing in remote locations: grandmothers’ law and government medicine. Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care, p.97.