Respect is a big part of our lives still. Although the presence of many of the virtuous Native American values is very meager today, this one still exists as a miniscule glimmer across our lives. One must have respect for others to first have respect for themselves. You make a choice of how people will see you: as a incorrigible person, or as a respectful person. People will usually treat you accordingly.
1. The significant traditional values commonly shared by Native Americans that would be in conflict with dominant-culture perspectives and practices involve federal laws, policies and institutions. The dominant culture in the United States has deliberately tried to destroy and eliminate Native American culture. The government forced Native Americans to leave their homes, which denied them their ways of living in harmony and nature with the environment. Native Americans have strong values towards not allowing the weight of civilization and the new technology to take over, which is in conflict with the dominant-culture perspective who focus on new technology.
Native americans were not able to adapt to western customs and integrate themselves into US societies. Although it is true that American Indians had little influence on modern technology and they have their own history and beliefs, their adaptation in modern US society has not flourished as much. In some cases like shown in Source 4, an American Indian woman is seen smoking from a cigarette. This could be evidence of American Indians adapting to the western world, but it is merely a photograph taken for a photographer's album.
Capitalism has always been a subject of controversy throughout American history. As America expanded west and developed many new advancements in technology, more specifically the railroad, many people sought to make big profits out of the new and advantageous land. A common argument that historians often put forth about the settlement of the West was that big businesses and entrepreneurs had capitalized on the mostly untouched valuable resources of Western United States and had turned them into commodities thus destroying Native American society. Before America’s expansion into the West, Native American tribes lived in a society free of the capitalistic ideals, which in turn, made them less concerned about profit and more concerned about their
Jonathan’s family is from the Table Mountain Rancheria of California located in Fresno County, California. The Table Mountain Rancheria is a federally recognized tribe of Native American people from the Chukchansi band of Yokuts and the Monache tribe. Jonathan did not live on the reservation nor did his parents but his great-great grandparents did. Jonathan’s family composition consists of his parents, his siblings and his grandparents. Native American traditional family composition consists of extended family members made up of blood and non-blood relatives. The nuclear family consisted of a woman, her husband, and their children. Many tribes practiced polygamy, in which a man had two or more wives, while other tribes were monogamous. Jonathan’s tribe practiced monogamy. Native Americans developed societies with well-defined roles, responsibilities, religious rites, ceremonies, social behavior in which group involvement, support and consensus plays a major role. Traditions reflect a strong emphasis on group involvement and decision-making (Edwards & Edwards, 1980).
Children of color are over-represented in single-parent households with fifty-five percent of Black children and thirty-one percent of Hispanic children being raised in a single-parent household. (Vespa). The lessons parents will teach their son or daughter help provide the children with the skills and traits that will prepare them for adulthood. When one parent is missing, more specifically the father, the effect has an everlasting feel to
The history of African American’s family structure during slavery which were every member of a family was sold to individual owners. Family structure is important to develop and cultivate in the African American culture. The tradition of hospitality in the southern African American culture implies the cultural values of the principles of the Christian faith. Everyone should show respect toward authority figures, parents, elders, and others.
The family in my example is a Native American family whose household consists of grandmother, grandfather, daughter and her five children ages 17, 15,12,8, and 5. Both the grandmother and mother work at the local casino. The mother is a supervisor there and often has to work long hours to cover shifts or for special events. The oldest child is female and is in special education with a diagnosis of FASD and has become an active addict using alcohol and prescription drugs. The fifteen year old is an avid anti-drug advocate and very active in sports and school. The twelve and eight year olds are females who are doing well in school and socially. The youngest has a different father which has caused issues among some relatives, is very active
Although Native Americans are characterized as both civilized and uncivilized in module one readings, their lifestyles and culture are observed to be civilized more often than not. The separate and distinct duties of men and women (Sigard, 1632) reveal a society that has defined roles and expectations based on gender. There are customs related to courtship (Le Clercq, 1691) that are similar to European cultures. Marriage was a recognized union amongst Native Americans, although not necessarily viewed as a serious, lifelong commitment like the Europeans (Heckewelder, 1819).
An ethical issue related to medical care is pain management and the inappropriate judgment of patients being labeled as “Drug Seeking”. There are statistics that prove there is a rise in abuse in opiates within communities. However, at what point does the nurse or provider get to decide what is an adequate pain threshold and how much they should endure? When does the ethical duty to relieve pain and suffering subside to personal biases? Patients deserve to be treated with dignity and respect as they entrust medical providers to relief their pain and suffering.
Gender roles have been a popular yet sensitive topic for thousands of years. It has seemed that since the earliest of days, men always had more rights than women, but was that always true? Has equality between men and women gotten closer or only spread farther apart through the years? History has taught us that in certain civilizations and/or tribes, women had just as many rights as men did, or they had no rights and were only seen as a man’s wife who had to cook and clean after him. The Native American group, the Algonkians, proved that gender roles translated into economic, social, and political power.
Throughout the article, there were many aspects that discussed the stress levels between African-American parents and Caucasian parents. Many African-american individual face a lot more stress than Caucasians, so their children usually have disruptive behavioral problems. As we look into how they practice parenting skills, many African-American parents are usually less supportive, more likely to use power-assertive techniques, use commands, and does not usually give praise for good work. However, many who do not fall under minority usually use physical punishment to discipline their children, but minority usually does not. Also, African American seeks the help from family members and others to help provide care to their children.
The role that power and inequality play in the broader picture of service work with Native America is complicated and brutal. White men came to America and inserted their power so much so that a land once populated by millions of indigenous peoples is now, a few hundred years later, colonized, gentrified, industrialized and completely taken over. In that time, native people were murdered, given diseases, forced to migrate, used as slave labor, forced into war, “Americanized” in violent boarding schools, stripped of any traditional ways of life and pushed on to tiny reservations that are concentrations of some of the deepest poverty in the world.
As a person who grew up in a very traditional Mexican family, the values and customs instilled by my parents have shaped how I see and interact with the world. Of the many important values such as the importance of family, religion, and self-respect; the value that is at the forefront of many of my interactions is that of respect for others, especially elders. At a very young age my mother taught me a life lesson about respecting others. The situation that brought about such a lesson was one with my grandmother, who was living with us at the time, who had told me to clean my room, I quickly responded that “I don't want to and you can't make me because you're not my mom”. When my mom returned home for the day, I not only got my TV privileges