Why Do Aboriginals Have Ceremonies? By LUCAS BARWOOD

Aboriginal ceremonies have been around since Aboriginal culture began.

When do they have ceremonies?

They have ceremonies for funerals, marriages, smoking ceremonies and welcoming people to adulthood.

Why do they dance?

It is respectful and the dances often represent something.

How do they dance?

The same way we do today but different actions. They often mimic moves of animals for their dances.

Do different genders have different roles?

Yes. In different ceremonies different genders have different roles such as in Bora, females have to prepare things for the young men, and males have to teach boys dances, songs, stories and traditional lore.

What dances do they do?

Many different dances, depending on what ceremony it is. For example, The emu dance is a dance in the ceremony "Jupurrula"

cymbal that is a aboriginal ceremony gathering place.

Here's some Extra information!

Different Aboriginal groups celebrate ceremonies in different ways

Bora is the ceremony for young boys being welcomed to adulthood. This may last for weeks, and may involve learning of songs, dances, stories, and traditional lore. Circumcision, scarification, and removal of a tooth or a part of a finger are often involved. Clans are expected to gather together and participate in these Aboriginal ceremonies.

Female Elders also prepared girls for adulthood. They taught the young females medicinal knowledge of plants and roots, and how to track small animals and find bush tucker. Some female ceremonies included knowledge of being parted from their people for long periods and learning which foods were forbidden.

A Smoking ceremony is when various plants are collected and used to produce smoke. This has been believed to have had and the ability to scare off unwanted and bad spirits.

In marriage ceremonies the Aboriginal people are painted, and wear traditional headdress.

A ceremonial meeting of Australian Aboriginals is referred to as Corroboree.

Aboriginals also have ceremonies for funerals. Funeral ceremonies are often much larger when an important person died, such as the leader.

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And Life in indigenous Australian communities By Linda Bruce, Marilyn Huddleston, Trisha Sertori, Michael and Jane Pelusey, and Chris Wilson.

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