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Aboriginal archive offers new DRM

Aboriginal archive offers new DRM: “‘You find this a lot in indigenous communities, not just in Australia but around the world… this really big push in these communities to get this information back and let people start looking at it and narrating it themselves.'”

Yes, computers will be a fantastic way to keep communities in contact, of preserving tribal languages and history and a way of disseminating some of this information so that teh world can better understand and value its indigenous communities who all have long and rich histories. If the indigenous people control it themselves then there is integrity and authenticity and it is a way of reclaiming their cultures and putting the pieces back in place. Some of the stuff will be their own because other people cannot make sense of it out of context and nor should they because there is a whole training ground for some tribal positions and to view things out of context means you have no understanding of their meaning or power. Only the indigenous people know what they can and cannot share and what they want to develop. I hope this non online website will eventually lead to something which will be able to be part of our online learning and sharing.

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Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom to write on the lives of others.

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