The BIG MOB Family

Why do Aboriginal people have so many Aunties, Uncles, Mothers and Grandparents?

This is another common question we receive and the answer is, well, complicated!

In our Cultural awareness training programs we help people better understand the deep Indigenous connections through an interactive activity called The Skin Game.

In The Skin Game, participants are assigned to Aboriginal Skin Groups and tasked with finding their ‘kantrimin’ or relatives. It’s great fun watching everyone run about the room trying to find their family!

Most non-Indigenous people are surprised at the complexity of Indigenous kinship structures.

In today’s video Aunty Munya explains why Aboriginal people have such a Big Mob!

And you can learn more about kinship structures and “skin groups” in this previous video “What’s Your Skin?”

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