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Indigenous Voices. Stereotypes A generalised perception of first impressions Judging with the eyes An oversimplified conception, opinion or image Incomplete.

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1 Indigenous Voices

2 Stereotypes A generalised perception of first impressions Judging with the eyes An oversimplified conception, opinion or image Incomplete and inaccurate beliefs Stereotypes are dangerous as they can lead to RACISM and PREDJUDICE

3 Identify the stereotype Look carefully at the images on each of the coins below. 1. What do they have in common? 2. What old stereotype about Aboriginal Australians do you carry around in your wallet?

4 Stereotypes of Indigenous Australians Look carefully at the images below and list as many of the stereotypes of Indigenous Australians today and where they come from

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14 Media Responsibility The media is the main supplier of these simplified views and a distributor of stereotypes. How many times did you read about a dysfunctional, violent Aboriginal community? How many times have you seen an image of drunk Aboriginal people getting into trouble? The media forms and reinforces Aboriginal stereotypes, by concentrating on ONE group of Aboriginal people, who are largely a minority.

15 Empathy How could these stereotypes effect you in: Self image Identity Level of education Health Achievement of goals Contribution to the community Attitude towards white people Brainstorm some ideas and write a paragraph explaining how stereotypes might affect Aboriginal people

16 The Truth 80% of Aboriginal people live in capital cities 59 Average age of death of Aboriginal people 38% of Aboriginal students attain a HSC 99% of Aboriginal people have a family member in gaol < 2% Aboriginal people go to Uni 50% of Aboriginal people smoke 1/3 of Aboriginal Australians will own their own home

17 Analysing the Stats These are just some of the statistics that show the inequality that exists between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians In groups make some notes about how this might affect your life if these were the stats for your people.

18 Aboriginal Role Models Why isn’t more attention placed on positive role models in the Aboriginal community? BLAME FEAR HISTORY IGNORANCE ITS EASIER NOT TO

19 Aboriginal people overcoming the stereotypes Mick Dodson Australian of the Year 2009 Cathy Freeman Gold Medalist Sydney Olympics 2000 Aaron Peterson Australian Actor public/media/smh.htm Chris Sandow South Sydney Winner of George Green Medal Linda Burney President of the ALP Eddie Mabo Land Right Activist

20 Positive Stereotypes


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