Worldfocus concludes this week's Indigenous Cultures series with a look at the Aboriginal culture of Australia. As we have seen elsewhere, the remnants of an ancient civilization are being threatened by the encroachment of the modern world. In Australia, as Deutsche Welle reports, a history written in the land is in danger of being erased.
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During the Worldfocus series Indigenous Cultures, we have shown the severe threats facing native communities across the world. Worldfocus interviewed Renee Davis and Tiffany Waters, research associates at the Center for World Indigenous Studies about the movement for self-determination among indigenous people across the globe.
In February 2008, newly elected Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a historic apology to Australia's Aboriginal population. No other Western leader has made such an unqualified acknowledgment of wrongdoing toward an indigenous population. Two years later, Rudd has reported to parliament on what he promised would mark a new chapter in Australian history.
Comments about President Obama by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during the 2008 campaign have sparked racial debate in the U.S. and abroad. Racial discrimination is not unique to the U.S. and exists in almost every country. We take a look at racism and discrimination against people of African origin in Iraq and Peru -- and Indians in Australia.
World leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday to discuss the global environment. To hear them talk about climate change behind the walls of the United Nations is one thing. To actually see how it is affecting the environment, as is happening in Tasmania, is quite another.
Police arrested four Australian citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent in connection with a plot to blow up a large army base outside Sydney. In Somalia, pirates have released a German container ship and its crew. Sarjoh Bah of New York University discusses the conditions in Somalia that have allowed pirates and terrorists to thrive.
Australia and India anticipate huge Web growth while Sweden battles with Internet piracy and sees impressive results.
Australia lost a tenth soldier in the war in Afghanistan, the second to be killed this week. About 1,000 Australian soldiers are serving in Afghanistan, and NATO has requested more. Worldfocus contributors debate Australia's role in the war.
Bushfires in Australia have killed more than 166 people and destroyed at least 740 homes. Some of the fires, which continue to burn in Victoria, are believed to have been set deliberately by arsonists.