Aboriginal People: Religion - The Canadian Encyclopedia
Aboriginal Spirituality; Beliefs - World Religions
Contact with European religious systems — through settlers, missionaries, church- and government-sponsored , and direct and indirect government policy — brought some type of change to all Aboriginal religious forms.
Australian Aborigines - Indigenous Australians - Crystalinks
are the most notable of the multiple religious figures present in traditional Aboriginal religion. They function as healers, prophets, diviners and custodians of religious mythology, and are often the officiants at religious ceremonies. In some societies, all these functions are performed by the same person; in others, shamans are specialists. Healing practitioners may belong to various orders, such as the or Great Medicine Society of the , while other groups had secret or closed societies (, Siksika). Members of such societies were not necessarily shamans, but did practice religious ceremonies and rituals.