Tagged With "culture"

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Re: New Inquiry: Schizophrenia (treatment and stigma)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
This is a cool area of research you have.I was reading on a local paper and came across this article about mental illness even though not specifically schizophrenia. According to statistic detailed,more than 25% of Kenyans at some point in their lifetime had had a mental disorder.As a result,adoption of the Kenyan Health Mental policy 2015-2030 in a bid to shift attention to mental illnesses[a long neglected issue in Kenya]It feels good that schizophrenia issue is not neglected in Butterfly...
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Re: New Inquiry: Schizophrenia (treatment and stigma)

Hey Samuel, Thanks for sharing your information about Kenya's view on schizophrenia, I will totally look into that too. What is quite fascinating for me, even if its negative, but no mater at which place or country, I did schizophrenia research so far, that disease was not accepted by the society. To hear that from your view about Kenya again, makes me continuing research and posting, because I think it's at us to make a change.
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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

Wow, Desi. This is really interesting research. I find it really amazing that the traditions of the Tampuan tribe survived so many obstacles against them. I wonder how different the older songs are from the newer ones. Did the music evolve in ways other than the creation of new individual songs? That is, did the style change at all?
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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for the comment, Jessica I agree, their resiliency is quite remarkable. According to my research, the new songs didn't change much in style. They are all being written and performed in the traditional style, but what is important is that the new songs are creating more interest among Tampuan youth and also bringing the community together. Learning about the traditions and creating new elements of the culture is creating an inter-generational bond in the community as well.
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Re: How Music Preserves the Cultures of the Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Asia

I appreciate the response, Desi. It's amazing that even after all those obstacles, the style of the music still managed to be preserved. It's a cool example of how strong cultural traditions can be, and how important they are to a community.
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Re: Cultural Appropriation

I think it's not appropriation because he gives credit to the tribe from which he gained the information and designs from and also he doesn't for a good cause, that is protecting the environment. I also had the same question as you do. During the Canada sevens games, all the prizes were of First Nations art and I was wondering whether that really was cultural appreciation or cultural appropriation. For this I think the difference between the two is a small margin that can be crossed very...
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Re: Cultural Appropriation

I think this is a very interesting topic. I've always just assumed that what one culture does is what they have come up with themselves. I never even though that they could have taken it from a different culture or place in the world. As for your example, I don't think that what Oskar did was necessarily cultural appropriation. He worked with the actual people who's culture he was looking to use as an inspiration. The way he did it turned into something that would benefit both groups...
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Re: Why is ancient wisdom important?

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
This is amazing, Sophie! I like the creativity you showed in the use of driftwood pieces as book covers. The size of something is important, especially to young kids. Fantastic artwork, by the way!
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Re: Why is ancient wisdom important?

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Once, mankind found itself in a much simpler time. In the ancient world, things changed very little over the course of several generations. While the people of this ancient world certainly did not know as much as we do today, they had the opportunity to experiment and refine their techniques over the course of hundreds of years. These techniques included, everything from spiritual connections to healing. As they did these things over and over, they set the prototype for how the mind works at...
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Re: Why is ancient wisdom important?

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Sophie,I like every bit of what your are doing.I think art is the most effective medium as culture is concern.I mean,if people before us never practiced it,we could still in dark on some issues about culture.We get to know more about culture through art. It's through art that you learnt about First Nations in Canada and which you're planning on passing to your siblings back in Germany and they'll probably pass it to their children and by doing so,the past culture of Canada will be known not...
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Re: Cultural Appropriation

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I'm wondering why you specified "creative and artistic" in your definition. Is taking intellectual property that is not artistic or creative not cultural appropriation? For example, you mentioned the appropriation of traditional medicine which isn't really artistic. I suppose it is creative because it is original, but I'm not sure if artistic fits within the definition fully. Is it still appropriation if the minority culture is not indigenous? For example, a lot of common slang that North...
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Re: Cultural Appropriation

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Culture is nothing but a repeated set of action occurring over time within a certain group. It would be interesting to study the psychology of why we find cultural appropriation offensive in the first place. I find this topic very intriguing I look forward to seeing where you carry it.
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Re: Tradition

Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) ·
I hate to be that person, but I can relate this in someway to my own project, sort of. A language dies every 14 days from lack of people speaking it. More specifically, lack of people carrying on a verbal communication tradition. I'm interested to see where you can take this in the time we have left in the year.
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Re: Past and Present Storytelling

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Great work Grace. It is quite intriguing to think how the way we view the world is based on the stories and legends handed down through generations of oral sharing, which in turn is founded on the general landscape and experiences of our ancestors. It makes you wonder if we could utilize other methods of learning about the world around us today instead of pure memorization, if storytelling has worked for thousands of years. I look forward to whatever else you find in your search, and good luck!
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Re: PA-MOJA alumni stories

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
really cool idea, to document how Pa-moja has evolved over the course of its 10 years. It might be interesting to find people that have been with Pa-Moja since the beginning and for them to explain what Pa-Moja was when they started. Then take people that have been with Pa-Moja since the 5 year mark or something and to explain where Pa-Moja was when they started, and then so on. It might be effective in seeing how Pa-Moja has really evolved, for people to tell of what they knew of Pa-Moja at...
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Re: PA-MOJA alumni stories

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
This is such awesome idea! I think it would be really cool to hear what the alumni of pa-moja think of the organization now. It would also be interesting to hear about what they remember most or what they have taken away from their experience with pa-moja.
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Re: CULTURE

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
I think that is past,risk and mind blindness! How can someone keep a baby in front of cows to see wether it will be killed or not as a DNA test,we should be willing to do some things regurdles of culter,it is because can you destroy the life of young angle for the purpose of culter?you should be mercyfull some times and follow what is right but you cannot kill to follow culter! I don't think there are other communities which do the same but I will work on it to know to.
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Re: CULTURE

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
According to me i think this people are inhuman,How could a person who thinks well could not care for a little innocent baby,I suggest they should start using DNA method,Even if the child does not belong to the father its supposed to live.
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Re: CULTURE

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
For me I think that is committing murder.Even if it is their culture they are not supposed to do it, many children are born and they do not resemble their parents at all.So what if the baby dies and it belonged to them? .
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Re: CULTURE

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I found an article that you may find interesting "Morality is a Culturally Conditioned response" https://philosophynow.org/issu...Conditioned_Response "Morals vary dramatically across time and place. One group’s good can be another group’s evil."
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
You have some very interesting findings. It is so cool that you were actually able to go to Kenya to have this experience. Most people only know what they read on the Internet or heard from a friend and you actually learned from your own experience and can understand it. I have never been there so my imagination of it can be way different than what it actually is. Comparing Canadians to Kenyans can teach us so much. Imagine if we didn't have phones, people would actually talk to each other...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Hi Theresa Am glad to see the trip to Kenya had such a profound impact on your world view. Absence of this in my opinion is one of the main courses of cultural misunderstanding among peoples. Am sure the Kenyan students also learnt a great deal from interacting with you in a small way and that these small networks will continue to foster cultural understanding.
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Wow this is very thought provoking post. It's interesting to think that even though we are all people everyone has very different values depending on what country, culture, etc. You were brought up in. I found the bit where you talked about not feeling sluggish to get up early for school really interesting as well. Im excited for where this project takes you. Good luck!: )
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I think you have an incredable amount of insight with this topic, and have the ability to take this research far. Im exited to see where you take this.
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Re: Cultural Exchange Survey

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
shoot, I accidentally clicked the wrong one on the question "would you talk about it and share this knowledge with friends and family?" I don't know how it went with no, but it was the last option (if it came up in conversation) that I wanted. Just thought I'd let you know for research purposes.
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Do you think that indigineous culture and individual identity is as important today as it was half a century ago? I would say that coorporate identity will surpass nationality at a certain point. Saying that you prefer Apple or Android can say more about you personallyt than if you were from Canada or America. As a race we are moving towards an intensely globalized culture. Do you think the sacrifice of indigenous cultures is worth the prize of this 'oneness'?
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
This is really interesting, and the conference that you're planning sounds great: ) When you say youth do you mean exclusively indigenous youth or youth in general? Really excited for where this project goes! Good luck: )
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
So far it sounds really interesting. Desi and I are willing to help you out with whatever you need. I know you haven't finished your post yet but I was wondering what you're hoping to achieve through the cultural conference? I haven't been at the Friday meetings either so it could just be me, but what is you general goal for the whole thing?
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Bryn Hutchinson (Alumni) ·
So, looking into this a tiny bit, I found the dictionary definition of 'indigenous', provided by Merriam-Webster: "Produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment." So, I suppose, technically everyone born in Canada is, in fact, indigenous to Canada. Recently, I also read a short essay by Chief Dan George (admittedly not by choice, but by Sachar's choice) based around letting go of purely First Nations culture, and integrating his native culture in...
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
I think the importance of learning indigenous cultures is;for example in many African cultures ,when somebody want to marry,it is significant to be aware of matters concerning dowry and other matrimonial ceremonies.
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Re: Cultural Exchange Project Plan

Really cool! I can see this project going really far, Anika. Wade Davis is a great resource as well. I love his work, and I'm sure you'll be able to get a lot out of what he does before the end of your project. In your inquiry question, I'm a little bit confused about the use of the word "amassing?" Do you mean that your question is applying to the continuation of the spread of humans? Or something else? It may be worth considering using a different word to portray your meaning. But then...
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Re: Understanding Cultures (broaden your thinking)

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
Wow, I don't know a lot on this topic but i'm interested to see what comes out of this and how it may intertwine with other projects.
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Re: Some changes in my research

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I think what's very interesting about Chinese culture/customs is how deeply rooted it is in a broader sense as well. I would compare it to something such as faith because of how rigid/traditional people are, esp the older generation. China is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth. Chinese philosophy, poetry, traditional medicine, etc are not just part of a 'way of life' it is part of their identity. You might want to look into other practices that the Western world regards as unethical or...
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Re: Cultural Exchange Project Plan

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
I think the importance of cultural exchange is for example Europeans enjoy watching African's culture, so it makes others happy as it is interesting watching others dancing or any other type of their culture.
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Re: Cultural Exchange Project Plan

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
I think the idea of cultural exchange is just so awesome. We might learn about something in school about how another culture acts. Until you experience this for yourself you won't really understand the importance of traditions. You don't know the true meaning of what they do, whether it is a dance they perform at weddings or anything else which I can't explain because I don't know about other cultures, as much as I hope. I can't wait to see your research and what you find out about this topic.
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Re: Understanding Cultures (broaden your thinking)

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
I enjoy occasions in which cultural understanding is applied to science. The story of the Lucky Iron Fish is just one example of how implementing innovations requires broad knowledge of certain culture's ideologies, customs, and values, in addition to scientific study. As we maneuver into the future said knowledge will become ever so significant.
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Re: Understanding Cultures (broaden your thinking)

I think that the cultural aspect of all of these projects is important, because you can't just say what they are doing is bad, because it may just be what they have grown up with, and changing something that you have done all you're life is very difficult. if you think about if someone came and told us watching TV was bad, we wouldn't change right away, and it would be very difficult, because we are so seed to it. I really think that realizing that is important, and i think you made a great...
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Re: Ongoing Reflection

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
It actually depends with some people as some will live to talk about their experience in their new visit to certain place or country,others may forget it very easily and continue leading their past normal life as if their visit was just for fun,here I guess it all depends with ones value in their cultural exchange.
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Elinor Atkins (Alumni-LFAS) ·
That is a very good point it's always important to make sure to follow proper protocol when in that situation, Thank you for Sharing your input with me I greatly appreciate it Dale!
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Re: Cultural Exchange Project Plan

Rose Natabo (Loise) ·
Fantastic Anica!!!!!! i like your post.I think that cultural exchange in Kenya have a great influence since one have to learn other peoples culture.This make different communities to interact and create love between them.
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Karlie La Rose (Alumni) ·
Your plan was executed with such grace Elinor! I believe by giving people an eye into what other indigenous cultures have to offer there has been a lot of understanding and respect for one another. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the conference but with all the information you have shared over the semester I have felt very involved with everything you have been doing. I can't wait to see where you take this project next or if you find new questions from all your new found answers!
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
According to my understanding the important of learning ingenious culture is to know how people live and their regular activities. In Kenya many communities used to eat Ugali which is our daily food in our life.Ugali is the maize flour mixed with water.
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Re: Sharing Indigenous Culture

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I LOVE this so much... I am very Exited to see where you go with this and what comes from this project. I will look forward to reading your question and plan. YAY!
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

I'm so excited for this Juolin!! For part 3, do you have any ideas for what kind of survey or experiment you might want to do? What do you hope to accomplish with that step? How and by what standards will you be comparing it to your research? Can't wait
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Thank you for commenting! and sorry for replying so late. For new I haven't make up my mind about what exactly I will be surveying or experimenting. But what I do know is I want to base all my survey or experiment on my research, on what I discover through the time. I want to take the knowledge I learn and try to apply it in real life. And that is what all the 3 step of my project is about, to prove that whether if my research could make sense in real life! I don't want my project to be an...
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

That sounds great!! I love that you are aiming to create a deeper meaning (or any meaning at all) out of your project, and that you want to connect it to real-life. So excited!!!!
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Re: The Burn - Week One

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Cultural exchanges always happen in a way that is different in different people in different places!(i miss you taylor,alot)
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Re: The Burn - Week One

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This is really very true.but then I think one should not pay for any cultural exchange as each and everyday and minute any traveller get to learn new cultures..each minute you get to learn new cultures,this means if we could be paying for any culture exchange then we could pay very expensive.imagine yourself paying every minute for cultural exchange!
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Re: The Burn - Week One

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
pretty interesting topic,I love my countries culture.
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Re: The Burn - Week One

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
good one but somehow tricky ,ya they are worthwhile but they somehow depend on which culture you are looking on
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