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Old 12-15-2018, 06:09 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by aussiegirl View Post
As an Aussie we do not have culture unless your wanting to have a beer and bbq and a swim at the beach. Thats the culture here. haha.
Everyone has culture. But like a fish, we don't know we're wet. The roots of culture run very deep. Even when you set out to eradicate it, it resists. It's buried in how you learn -- direct questioning in your case -- to how and to whom you pray to how you talk or don't to your father in law. You bear the imprints of culture; your society bears the imprints. In general, we notice only notice our culture when someone else differs and we find their behavior at odds with our "norms".

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... i think your culture is amazing.
Uhhh... Cultures, actually. Over five hundred in the States alone. Some as different from each other as the French are from the Chinese.


Now for one of my generic warnings --

Beware of romanticizing Native peoples and their cultures. Indian people are just that people. They are individuals. They aren't spiritual all the time. They live modern, mixed up lives, just like everyone else. Some are nice, some are jerks. If you are expecting expecting something like the books or movies, you may well be disappointed. But if you go into Indian Country with your eyes and ears open and a humble spirit, intending to meet individuals you will have an amazing time.

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