Student Name: Shornaiter Richards Student Identification Number: AC1207313 Course Number & Title: AR300 Art History Assignment Number & Title: AR300C Assignment 08 Date of Submission: 26/08/2015 Assignment: Part A 1. Read the following article and analyze the expert’s opinion that art can be a generator of “identity” for a community, and examine what is meant by the statement that “public art ‘humanizes’ cities.” Haley, C. (2014, Mar 14).
Religion is a means for people to find answers to life’s big questions. Within Aboriginal spirituality, the natural and supernatural are closely linked. Their spirituality is lived in their daily lives and their supernatural deities are active in their activities. The sacred stories of the Aboriginal peoples take place in a timeless world. They are given various names across the numerous regions of Indigenous Australia.
Interconnected, associated, linked, corresponding, comparable, equivalent: all words to describe relationships in Native American communities and how they are important. Albert White Hat exemplifies how important these relationships are in his book, Life’s Journey - Zuya. In this book, Albert White Hat talks about O’mitakuye Oyasin, which means, “we are all related” (36). Whether it be plants, birds, or trees, they consider them as relatives and they work together for gathering food, providing shelter, clothing… the list goes on. Different living things and objects were respected and sometimes honored for their responsibilities in nature.
It is a symbolic cultural tradition which has deeper roots that form a part of their cultural identity. The Potlatch is done to symbolized relationships, the shifting of power structures, and form bonds with others in their community. As culture is all about relationships with others and the world around you, the Potlach demonstrates how cultural practices can signify the deeper embedded meaning of culture. In conclusion, the Potlach is a very symbolic tradition for indigenous peoples and has a complex and deeper significance that goes beyond the biased perspective of the Euro-Canadian settlers at the time.
Identity, Culture & Stereotypes Identity is important to everyone in the world so you know who you are, where you from and your culture and history. As Hoy Linda Burney mentioned (Awaken, 2014): “Identity is not about the way you look. It’s how you feel, how you connect to the country. It’s the way we treat each other as Aboriginal people and protect our history, our strength and our pride.”
They mostly moved to Tingzhou, an area in southwest Fujian, forming the Hakka group. The Hakka people achieved some notable advances, particularly in developing cultural activities to enrich their communal life. Due to their agrarian lifestyle, Hakka have a unique architecture
Any definition of the American identity involves two very opposing ideals: it must allow for cultural diversity and yet also define a need for assimilation to common expectations. It must reflect the diverse roots of its culture as well as allow for common experiences shared across lines of race, ethnicity, or religion. The early settlers found a wilderness that needed to be cleared and tamed for the establishment of a respected community. Later, it was recognized as a land of natural resources and opportunity that attracted its citizens and immigrants alike with the promise of employment and prosperity. Still later, the American identity recognized the need for its government to protect the land and its individuals, serving as a tool for
Through studying this module i have been further enlightened about the rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the way they own and control their cultural heritage, importance of protecting their interests and how they are to be portrayed (in texts, images, or the like). Their right and interest must always be protected and respected. In improving my own knowledge of and engagement with Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander people that i may work with in future i will take a concentrated effort to develop the right behaviours and attitudes in my workplace to ensure my environment is socially inclusive and culturally safe. I will also ensure that the HR practices in my workplace encourage the recruitment,training,support the
In his essay "A Literature of Place," Barry Lopez describes a literature that connects the importance of nature through basic human life. Claiming that "if you 're intimate with a place, a place with whose history you 're familiar, and you establish an ethical conversation with it, the implication that follows is this: the place knows you 're there. It feels you. You will not be forgotten, cut off, abandoned. " He further more goes on about how a person can obtain this, with a central question.
They are very sharing and caring towards each other, sharing food, clothes, caring for the sick, children and elders which is the result of big families living together. They express their religious and ceremonial life through art,
After almost 10,000 years, the Inupiaq population remains as a hunter-gatherer society. They have thrived for thousands of years in blizzard environments, however they continue to maintain and support themselves on the land and surrounding sea of northern Alaska. In the video game, Never Alone, the Inupiaq’s culture and lifeways are depicted through indigenous Alaskan stories. The game addresses several ways in which Inupiaq folklore, subsistence strategies, and worldview are portrayed. Inupiaq folklore primarily consists of storytelling, art, and their community as a whole.
Indigenous groups, and their relationships to the land and the environment, are connected deeply to the core. Land and environment is a part of their identity, and is rooted in their culture and history. Innu tribe, which sometimes are called Montagnais, or Naskapi, are aboriginal peoples, who are located in areas of Quebec and Labrador. Montagnais, which is translated in French as mountain people. It relates to the people who live in forested, more southern communities.