PCN 509-0501 WEEK 5 Topic 5 DQ 1.docx - Topic 5 DQ 1(Obj 5.1 5.2 and 5.3 What are the dominant cultural features found within Native American homes and

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Topic 5 DQ 1 (Obj. 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3) What are the dominant cultural features found within Native American homes, and how do Native Americans shape their response to the broader American society? The Native American (NA) population is a diverse group of individuals with each tribe having different cultural practices. Like any other culture, there will be variations from one family to the next. Native Americans are typically a part of an extended family system. In the family system, aunts may be called mom and uncles called dad with grandparents being the primary decision makers. Grandparents often times parent young children by taking on childcare responsibilities and disciplining them. In a traditional family setting NA families teach by modeling and storytelling early in their child’s life, these values are crucial to being NA. Native Americans have become acculturated in different degrees into the majority culture. The level of acculturation will depend on the family and their commitment to keeping their traditions. Once the family connects with a dominant culture, they will
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