Re: Violence in Aboriginal Communities

Adrienne DeArmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 11:58:01 -0400

In a message dated 96-10-02 20:53:28 EDT, oglala@FRAGILE.IDEAL.NET.AU (sioux)

>Could anyone assist us with some information on violence within Aboriginal

Talk about coincidental... Has anyone else had chance to see "Once Were
Warriors"? Wow! Very violent, and extremely disturbing. The Maori tradition
was definately presented as "good" but I found it especially interesting that
two of the characters approach the lifestyle out of desperation - one in a
seemingly "surface" way by joining a gang and getting the facial tattoos, the
other by learning the "deeper" structure of the training to be a warrior at a
social services institution where he is placed by the state. Anyone else seen
it and have comments?

- Adrienne