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"From the Ted Talk by Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures"

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Now, what does that mean? It means that a young kid from the aedns who's raised to believe that that mountain is an Apu spirit that will direct his or her destiny will be a pnlfrdoouy different human being and have a different relationship to that resource or that place than a young kid from mtnonaa raised to believe that a mountain is a pile of rock ready to be mined. Whether it's the abdoe of a spirit or a pile of ore is irearvlent. What's interesting is the metaphor that defines the relationship between the individual and the natural world. I was raised in the forests of British Columbia to believe those forests existed to be cut. That made me a different hamun being than my friends amongst the Kwagiulth who believe that those forests were the abode of Huxwhukw and the Crooked Beak of Heaven and the cabnnial strpiis that dwelled at the north end of the world, spirits they would have to engage during their Hamatsa initiation.

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Now, what does that mean? It means that a young kid from the _____ who's raised to believe that that mountain is an Apu spirit that will direct his or her destiny will be a __________ different human being and have a different relationship to that resource or that place than a young kid from _______ raised to believe that a mountain is a pile of rock ready to be mined. Whether it's the _____ of a spirit or a pile of ore is __________. What's interesting is the metaphor that defines the relationship between the individual and the natural world. I was raised in the forests of British Columbia to believe those forests existed to be cut. That made me a different _____ being than my friends amongst the Kwagiulth who believe that those forests were the abode of Huxwhukw and the Crooked Beak of Heaven and the ________ _______ that dwelled at the north end of the world, spirits they would have to engage during their Hamatsa initiation.

Solution

  1. andes
  2. spirits
  3. human
  4. profoundly
  5. montana
  6. cannibal
  7. irrelevant
  8. abode

Original Text

Now, what does that mean? It means that a young kid from the Andes who's raised to believe that that mountain is an Apu spirit that will direct his or her destiny will be a profoundly different human being and have a different relationship to that resource or that place than a young kid from Montana raised to believe that a mountain is a pile of rock ready to be mined. Whether it's the abode of a spirit or a pile of ore is irrelevant. What's interesting is the metaphor that defines the relationship between the individual and the natural world. I was raised in the forests of British Columbia to believe those forests existed to be cut. That made me a different human being than my friends amongst the Kwagiulth who believe that those forests were the abode of Huxwhukw and the Crooked Beak of Heaven and the cannibal spirits that dwelled at the north end of the world, spirits they would have to engage during their Hamatsa initiation.

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indigenous people 4
human imagination 3
inuit people 3

Important Words

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  3. apu
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  5. british
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