The current plight of Native Americans, African Americans, Maoris, and the Aborigines

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Ad Honorem
Oct 2016
2,334
Australia
#11
Thanks for the recommendation! I spent some time to finish the whole movie of Utopia and is quite shocked.
How can the government be brazenly lying about the situation?
Why systematic abuses still happen?
How ? Why ? Its the usual government stuff; steal land, ruin it to make short term money, suppress people in the way - usual story. Australia is no different ... Oh, we try to make it look good from the outside, but dont forget, this is a country that STILL locks up children ( refugees already suffering trauma , shock and mental health issues ) behind razor wire , exports uranium, etc. etc .


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We should see how residential schools failed.
Some people previously asked "why the Australian First People were so technologically backwards"?
Then, is technology the only aspect of humanity?
Nope ! There are MANY more. Living a fulfilled happy and satisfied life, IMO is very important. That can be achieved with minimal technology.

And things that would take mammoth organization, mobility, machinery, monitoring and technology, nowadays, where achieved in Australia, per-colonial times, without modern technology ( eg 'The Great Estate' concept ; numerous writers and painters depicted the first discovered landscapes as 'Park like' - considering back then, there where NO National Parks or real public parks , what they where comparing the countryside to was a park estate of a rich person - 'landed gentry' that they where familiar with . Landscaped, gardened, wide open areas of grass, scattered trees, lanes, stocked with hunting game and inter spaced with fields of herbage and grain. ... ALL over the country .

https://www.allenandunwin.com/brows...st-Estate-on-Earth-Bill-Gammage-9781743311325

We assumed industrial civilization during the years of residential school, and these people neither fit in their own culture nor the industrial civilization.
The Chinese fable is 邯郸学步 (learning the walking style of the City of Hangdan); in the fable, a child attempted to learn the walking style of the City of Hangdan; he failed to adopt the new style and forgot how to walk altogether.
In the residential school, the students failed to adopt to both cultures.
In the realistic setting, the old culture is quite moribund; how should these people adopt to the Information Culture?
Well, they adopt well, if they are bought up in it, they are just as capable as anyone else. But you have to be bought up in it. The early formative years are VERY important in embedding specific cultural templates.

Just get a kid that is used to being indoors, watching tv and playing computer games and stick them in the country for a few days and take away their technology .... they have a near break down ! And sometimes that is what they HAVE to do ... break them down first to rebuild them !

Japan estimates that 500,000 teenagers are addicted to the internet
 
Jun 2012
2,939
Brazil
#12
except for Incans and Aztecs, Native Americans did not build any states; the Maoris were somewhat more advanced than the Aborigines.
Except Incas and aztecs? this two empires were built on the conquest of other native american states, Mayans citie states, or the kingdoms or the leagues, Teotihuacan, Muisca confederation, Toltec, Purepecha, Moche city states, Olmecs, Wari, Sican, Tiwanaku , this from the top of my head, the Inca and Aztec, were only part of thousand of years of civilizations and states development.
 
Oct 2016
2,334
Australia
#14
The Maori express a lot of pride in their culture.

They are a strong and fierce people, in regard to 'rude outsiders' ... yet when I stayed with them (and showed them respect ) I was offered land to camp on, company, food, got taken fishing, to sites, out on a jet boat, duck hunting ... they shared everything with me.

" Cousey-bro " :)

I love the pride and strength they exhibit.


 
#15
The early English Puritan immigrants to New England had very large families. Eight, nine, or ten children per mother were common, so they had a very high birthrate. The birthrate of the New England Algonkin I ndian tribes was considerable lower. Indian women usually nursed their babies for 3 or 4 years, or sometimes even longer. This long period of lactation kept them from getting pregnant for several years after they'd given birth. The English colonist women nursed their children for a shorter period of time, and so became pregnant much sooner again after having given birth.

And so the English population increased much faster, and spread out from Plymouth and from Massachusetts Bay, while the Algonkin (Wampanoag, Massachusett, Nipmuck, and Pocumtuck) populations declined.
 

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