Depends on where you live...
in the rural and small town areas of Australia it's 95% white, mostly Christian(ish)... a lot of the cultural clashes go on there...
in the city aboriginal's are sadly just another minority
Brilliant post. Mod up please.
Generally the more successful situations have been where the community has become more self-governing. It hasn't always worked, but there are some success stories.
The self-governing success stories seem to be when there was still a reasonable level of culture and social structure remaining untouched where the elders had the respect they deserved. There has even been I think a return to the local aboriginal community having their own more traditional courts with full jurisdiction. Of course it's always amusing to see the media grapple with some of the justice meted out by the traditional methods of spearing them. (hmm can't find a reference for this but I'm sure I read about it)
Obviously, the greater the influence of western culture though the more complex and difficult the problems. Where the traditional society and culture has completely being destroyed it's unfair to expect full 'integration' into either the traditional or western culture. I don't know what the answer is.
(also I'm not saying that *all* aboriginals fail to adapt or adjust and succeed in western culture but surely there is something that can be done for those that fall through the cracks)
Oh and for anyone who has no sympathy I suggest watching the movie 'Samson and Delilah' that was released last year.
Apparently the rhythmic style and the story based nature strikes a chord with a lot of younger Aboriginals. Sure it originated in the US but if it's something that younger Aboriginals can use to express themselves and be heard then I think it's fantastic.
Also Hip Hop has been part of Aboriginal Culture since the mid 80s apparently. (according to the above link)
This was trialled* in Victoria, Australia about 2 years ago. Biggest problem was keeping the speed limits which change uptodate with the GPS speed zone GIS layer... which was very difficult.
I thought development had moved on from this rather dated tech to more car / sign interaction by putting sensors in signs that 'talk' to the car to let them know the speedzone.
* slightly different system though, when you sped the accelerator would push back at you harder and harder, so to go way over the speed limit you would be almost standing on the accelerator pedal.
I don't think you need a rivalry to constitute a cult.
I'm more talking about the sort of religious, slavish adherence to something (ie most gamers) that for me defines what a cult is.
Strange to have 'cults in tech' and no mention of gamers, console vs pc, mmorpgers in WoW etc.
If anything was a cult it would be WoW and Evercrack.
*REturned to you
You have a life turned to you.
Seriously while this cleans up some of my old bugbears why I quit I'm still not coming back.
2) SyFy is NOT "the modern nomenclature" for Sci-fi. It is a marketing gimmick from the Sci-fi network as an attempt to widen its viewing audience.
I think the parent was being sarcastic / joking / comedy like.
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