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Title Aboriginal voices : telling stories from the Port / as told to Von Sanderson and Glenn Giles with Mandy Brusnaham
Published Adelaide : Von Sanderson and Glenn Giles, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.89915 San/Avt  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 158 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Summary Record of Interviews with Aboriginal people of the Port Adelaide area - the north-western suburbs of Adelaide; the Indigenous significance of Port Adelaide; the association of people from Port Adelaide with national movements; development of the interview project; Aboriginal scepticim about research; personal stories of interviewees; mention of various missions and homes including Point Pearce, Point Macleay, Saint Francis Home; Port Adelaide Mission; the strength and importance of community; definition of the term 'community'; use of the term 'self-determination'; community governance; interventions into Aboriginal communities by Governments, missionaries, pastoralists and mining companies; early activists; anti-colonialist struggels; women's involvement in setting up community organisations; women who have made a difference - role of women (p.18); the Indigenous Women's Council; establishing local organisations, the Dale Street Community Centre; North Adelaide Aboriginal Women's Shelter; establishment of the Adelaide Berean Church; the importance of family and other links that need to be maintained to strengthen the sense of community; Aboriginal housing (p.32); association between re-location and loss of land or need for paid work; identification with land or origin; links to the city; entertainment; complexities of class and culture; cross cultural friendships; the need for a community centre (p.40); jobs and employment; history of employment in the region; Community Development Employment Project (CDEP); location and employment; exploitation of Aboriginal workers; concepts of slavery and colonised labour (p.50); manual / factory work in the Port (p.53); the introduction of new technologies and changes to work practices; exemption certificates (dog tags / passports) (p.63) - also photo (p.74); need for cross-cultural training in the workplace; importance of Education (p.91); the involvement of Aboriginal parents, community leaders and educators in the education of Aboriginal children; making changes throught community action; the education system is failing Aboriginal people (p.95); language and identity; teaching Aboriginal children in their own language; attending to child health before education; racism in schools; Kalaya Children's Centre; Kura Yerlo Community Centre (p.105); curriculum initiatives - Aboriginal people working in the school system (p.108); Taoundi Aboriginal Community College; Aboriginal people 'educating themselves' at TAFE (p.114); racist attack through arson at Kura Yerlo (p.117); caring for young Aboriginal people; youth, space and community concerns; youth organisations; government neglect of the needs of youth; Kurruru Indigenous Youth Performing Arts (previously Port Youth Theatre Workshop) (p.121); sports clubs and bringing people together; Aboriginal Cricket and Football teams; Sunday Club activities; the importance of identity and culture for young people (p.129); affects of negative labelling and stereotyping on young people; juvenile delinquency and crime; importance of parents' involvement in kids education (p.132); fostering; removal of Aboriginal children; launch of Aboriginal Child Care Agency in South Australia; Grandmothers talking; reflections on community organisation; emphasis on meeting the needs of young people
Notes "This project [was] originally titled 'Strengthening community : self governance at the local level : Aboriginal people asserting self-determination..."--Preface
"This project focuses on the Aboriginal people of the Port Adelaide area, the north-western suburbs of Adelaide."--Introduction
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 155-158
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- South Australia -- Port Adelaide -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- South Australia -- Port Adelaide
Community development -- Australia -- Port Adelaide (S.A.)
Community leadership -- Australia -- Port Adelaide (S.A.)
Author Brusnahan, Mandy
Giles, Glenn
Sanderson, Von
ISBN 0646449141