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aboriginal

a buh ri juh nuhl

  • n  a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
  • n  an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • a  of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia
  • a  characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
    the aboriginal peoples of Australia
  • s  having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
    aboriginal forests

  • Auntie Isabell is one of the most well-known aboriginal activists in the country, having played a leading role in the setting up of the original Aboriginal Tent Embassy.
  • Proud of her native roots, A-Mei incorporated tribal rhythms into some of her pop songs, like Sister, which celebrates the matriarchal aboriginal society.
  • Despite years of prejudice, Japan's aboriginal Ainu are beginning to reclaim their unique identity.
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  • Stephen Harper in CBC.ca
    Standing in the House of Commons, Harper apologized on behalf of the government and asked for "forgiveness of the Aboriginal Peoples of this country for failing them so profoundly."
  • Andrew Stoner in Sydney Morning Herald
    The NSW Nationals leader, Andrew Stoner, whose staff obtained the documents, said the Government was "ignoring Aboriginal children who are being raped". "These documents reveal how the Department of Aboriginal Affairs is crying out for help,...

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