One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounthe homeland movement
A movement by Aboriginal peoples to establish small decentralized settlements by reoccupying land traditionally held by their communities.‘in East Arnhem Land, the homeland movement is an established phenomenon’
- ‘He was among pioneers who led a homeland movement back into Arnhem Land in the 1970s and '80s.’
- ‘A lot of the communities themselves were the ones who started the outstation movements, the homeland movements, got people together, took them out back onto their country.’
- ‘The homeland movement in Australia has rekindled aboriginal traditions and sense of community.’
- ‘Aboriginal self-managed organisations such as housing cooperatives and homeland movements flourished.’
- ‘Due to the homeland movement, an increase in ceremonial activities began.’
- ‘The homeland movement has been recognised by governments in the Northern Territory since the land rights uprising in the 1970s.’
- ‘There is some talk of establishing a homeland movement further north.’
- ‘The homeland movement is undergoing a resurgence because traditional spirits and magic and totems do not move, even if humans do.’
- ‘There are others who are part of the homelands movement and are moving back to their lands, their country, taking with them those elements of Western society that serve their needs.’
- ‘We went to the site of the first attempt by the Aranda people of Southern Territory to start a homeland movement.’
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