This assessment focuses on the issue of Hotel Laeta’s corporate social responsibility and its duty of care towards Indigenous Australian people.
Australian Aboriginal people or Indigenous Australian People, is one of the two distinct indigenous groups of indigenous people of Australia. Australian Aboriginal culture includes a number of practices and ceremonies centered on a belief in the Dreamtime. Reverence for the land and oral traditions are emphasized. Language groupings and tribal divisions exhibit a range of individual cultures. It is held that Australia is the only continent where the entire indigenous population maintained a single kind of adaptation- i.e hunting and gathering into modern times. Australian Aboriginal culture varies throughout the continent and people from different regions have different languages, weaponry, utensils, tools, basketry, art styles, ceremonial dress and beliefs in their Ancestral Beings. Foundational Aspects of Indigenous Australian Cultures (the dreaming and economic organization)
The term dreaming is a spiritual or a regional perception which not only takes us back to the creation of the events but it also grasps the present as well as the future. For the Aboriginal People the word dreaming is known as a period when ancestral beings are believed where they spread over the continent, creating the landscapes, human society, customs, languages and also its rules and regulations. In order to achieve something from all the above mentioned aspects they eventually died as bodies but it is believed that there spiritual essence still remains in the sky, water as well as the landscape. The term dreaming is an abiding life force where it is often seen when individuals come and go and as a matter of fact lives do change. The ancestors travelled through water, earth, oil, sea, air etc where they gave the laws so that people can live by and also those laws which eventually created respect among one another. And therefore the Aboriginal’s right to land were recognized by the High Court of Australia in the year 1992 where as per the law the Australian law Indigenous people do have rights to the land, rights which existed even before colonialization. In regards to the island communities before the mid-nineteenth century the Torres Strait Islanders’ economic systems were separate from the mainland. The life of the islanders therefore formed a very broad culture which was then dependent on trade as well ceremony. The culture among the Traditional Torres Strait was regulated by senior men which was solely based on kinship and reciprocal obligation