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Several indigenous people face severe environmental degradation which impact their cultural lives, traditional governance systems, foods, and knowledge systems.INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL FOR CULTURAL SURVIVAL This study gives a critical discussion of the impact of digital education on indigenous people for cultural survival with a focus on the Australian aborigines. The cause of the challenges and environmental issues facing the indigenous people lies on their culture and their relationship with the environment. For instance, due to the nature of their lives, the indigenous people do not have the advantage of the digital technology which would help in making their lives easier. Some of the indigenous people in Australia do not have control over their land or traditional territories and hence they do not make decisions on how their land would be used and how their children would access education. It is important to define the concept of environmental philosophy. According to Anuik and Gillies (2012), environmental philosophy examines the relationship between human beings and the natural environment. In this case, environmental philosophy wishes to understand the conception of the value and entitlements of the nature as well as how human beings with and in the nature. Therefore, the aim of this study is to understand how indigenous people in Australia live in and with the environment and how digital education and technology can allow them have cultural survival. There are several studies which have focused on the environmental philosophy of the indigenous people especially in the Australian context. Therefore, these studies will be examined and evaluated critically to achieve the research aim.
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