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jb32647 t1_j8ba006 wrote

Some tribes have a taboo against speaking the names of the dead, which extends to photographs. By bringing up the dead you're disturbing their spirits.


waltonics t1_j8c9drm wrote

Just to add to this, Archie Roach, an iconic First Nations singer recently died. His family gave permission to use his first name in press.

In contrast, another iconic singer by last name Yunupingu died a few years ago as well. He was known by his first name in life, but not in death.


rikashiku t1_j8cgpjx wrote

I forgot Archie Roach had passed. What a wonderful musician.