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Unformatted text preview: In an oral society, elders carry language, history and culture and are well cared for. Ex: When an elder tells a story one listens with interest even though perhaps it is the tenth time. Elders are fed first at a powwow. Respect for Mother Earth Earth is seen as a living being (spirit) who provides everything necessary for life and therefore deserves respect. Ex: When taking something you need, always give something back; never exploit your mother. Respect for Nature is a cooperative way of life to function in harmony and balance with nature; we are part of nature, not separate. Ex: Respect is given by not taking more than is necessary and by giving something back, if only a prayer--the same for hunting--take only what you need....
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- Spring '08