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The Consciousness of Tasmanian Native Food and Aboriginal People

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Dennis, SL, The Consciousness of Tasmanian Native Food and Aboriginal People, UTAS School of Land and Food Conference, 13-15 June 2017 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Abstract

Introduced colonial food continues to dominate the food resources of Tasmania. The landscape and oceans are managed and enforced with policies of purposeful intentions and design to sustain colonial food and to increase the introduction of foreign food. Continued consumption demands for foreign food requires the destruction of native food resources. The destruction and absence of native food impacts on the Aboriginal people of Tasmania. The Aboriginal cultural of gathering native food is acknowledged in the International Declaration of Indigenous Rights, however, the practicalities of consuming only native food as a Tasmanian Aboriginal person is almost impossible. The Tasmanian Societal consciousness of Aboriginal People continuing to exist in Tasmania significantly dimmed after colonisation. The continued historical omissions of the Tasmanian Aboriginal population has also enforced the denial and consciousness of native food and the importance of preservation for the continuation of Tasmanian Aboriginal generations.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Tasmanian Native Food Aboriginal
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural Studies
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Indigenous Health
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
UTAS Author:Dennis, SL (Ms Sharon Dennis)
ID Code:124169
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2018-02-12
Last Modified:2018-03-22
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