Aboriginal Culture Research Paper

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1) Belief systems and worldviews are different for various cultures. For example, some cultures believe that individuals are responsible for themselves and their own actions, while some cultures believe the community is responsible for everyone in it and that individual troubles are also community troubles. Aboriginal cultures value nature and are very spiritual, whereas some cultures do not value nature in the same way. Every culture is different and it is important to know about the various cultures when working with families because it helps you to better understand their needs and not accidentally push your beliefs on them or recommend programs for them that go against what they believe in. 2) History of culture, including history of colonization- an overview of how the culture ended up being what it is today. It is important to know about various culture's history (such as slavery, genocide, political upheld, etc) and to know their strengths and how they came together during those hard times. When working with families, knowing a families cultural history is important. Some people from minority cultures still have trouble trusting people from our culture or authority figures in out culture because of how they have been treated or how people from their culture have been treated in the past. You will need to work harder to build trust with them. It is also important to know their cultural strengths, so you can use those to help find individual and community…show more content…
It is important to know what is acceptable in a families culture and what is not. For example, if a culture doesn't like a lot of eye contact then it is important to know that and limit your eye contact when interacting with them. You need to be able to match your body language, and communication style to what is acceptable in their culture in order to develop a good rapport with the

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