Are Hunter-gatherers lazy? That is a great question and on occasion people have made the observation (only to regret it after talking with me) that the tribal people looked lazy. You know, just hanging around the village doing nothing. Now to be fair and not judgmental of any anyone, when a person goes to an […]
Have you come out of your Thanksgiving coma yet? Oh, my goodness, the food! And not just Thanksgiving Day food, but the leftovers seem to last forever. We do have much to be thankful for in our culture – the land of plenty for sure. How do hunter-gatherer cultures celebrate Thanksgiving Day? Well, that’s an […]
How old are you? Trying to determine ages when time is not kept track of! Traditional tribal culture has virtually no concept of keeping track of time over the long term or the short term by a number system. For instance, in the tribal language you have today, yesterday and the day before yesterday. Or […]
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Naming a child in our culture is generally the responsibility of parents. Often times a new born is named after a relative, favorite sports figure or even something totally obscure. In tribal culture there is a naming practice that is given in honor to the man who paid the most money for the child’s mother […]
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Several years ago, I was a guest speaker at a PriceWaterHouseCooper conference in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea. I was asked to do a lecture about culture bridging for the accountants attending the conference. PWHC’s accountants were all educated and competent in their professions, but by virtue of the fact they […]
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