Discuss about the Personal Reflections on Anishinabe People and Culture.
Ideas and Reflections
Anishinabe people and culture has been really interesting me and the reflections of this culture can be seen in the personal life for developing this kind of indigenous culture in the various localities. From the starting of this subject in the class right from the introduction to the studies of this culture it was very uncertain for the things to expect but it was really interesting. It has thrown back to the times of history and it pleased the following of different cultures and has been engaging the people to know the present and the past view (Bell, 2013). I showed very much interest in the cultures that are followed with keen attention to the various circumstances involved in this indigenous people including about their land and also the culture from over the past many years (Hermes & King, 2013). The values for the cultures that are given by this people includes the generosity when required, being honest, character strength, power and showing wisdom when needed were bought in them through the education system, practicing of religious cultures in their tribal environment. The time followed by them was a 24 hour culture and the interesting factor is that it has been different names as per the months according to the things they carry out in that particular month. For instance in September since they harvest rice it is known as the ricing moon (King & Hermes, 2014).
This culture has been found to be very complex and vibrant. Differences are found among the culture itself and it was influenced by the people who are living, backgrounds of the socioeconomic groups, educational levels, religion and the experiences of the individuals living. As per these factors we would know the influence it has on the people’s view of this world and how do they read this world (Kotalik & Martin, 2016). Though people share the heritage in common, many different backgrounds of culture has been included and also involves the practices which leaves us with the perspective that is unique. When authentic look of oneself is considered then understating the issues of the diversity will be easy and it can be agreed when seen from others view point (Hermes & King, 2013).
The term multicultural education reflects the one which provides education for all the cultural students from various origins which aims to provide equality among all people by incorporating them with the multiple principles, main concepts, various theories etc. from the areas of history, behavioral science and the social behavior. The major focus of this concept was to introduce and improve the studies for women and also the ethnic studies. This kind of empowerment is found to be very significant and increases the education system nationwide and has been found to be very effective (Kotalik & Martin, 2016). By introducing the topics related to the native culture it would give the importance of this culture to the students and their enhancements from the past to the present view can be known (King & Hermes, 2014). The students were given the space to understand the disciplines that are related to the various knowledgeable concepts and develop positive attitude towards the racism and get their behavior modified with the great attitude.
Bell, N. (2013). Just do it: Anishinaabe culture-based education. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 36(1), 36.
Hermes, M., & King, K. A. (2013). Ojibwe language revitalization, multimedia technology, and family language learning.
King, K. A., & Hermes, M. (2014). Why is this so hard?: Ideologies of endangerment, passive language learning approaches, and Ojibwe in the United States. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 13(4), 268-282.
Kotalik, J., & Martin, G. (2016). Aboriginal health care and bioethics: A reflection on the teaching of the Seven Grandfathers. The American Journal of Bioethics, 16(5), 38-43.