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From the Ted Talk by Manu Peni: The sustainable brilliance of Indigenous design

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I learned the value of my Indigenous knowledge and traditions the hard way. And I'm not just talking about building, constructing my house, for example. We have prtecicas we're beginning to understand that are bneieifcal to the environment. For instance, in my cotmnmuiy, we have sacred peclas which people are prohibited to go to. stnitsceis are beginning to find out that these are eaesitsnl breeding grounds for vital plants and animals. We have practices which prohibit certain groups of people to harvest certain plants and animals at certain temis. Scientists are beginning to understand that this was our ancient way, which supported the idea of mgnaanig sustainably and harvesting resources salisutbnay. We're also beginning to see that, in our world, where we live, there is an emphasis on kinship, relationship and social capital which underpins an equitable and connected economy and society. Which is also the currency which my people still use today. We have spiritual practices which understand all of this and eceohs the connectivity of all this life.

Open Cloze

So I learned the value of my Indigenous knowledge and traditions the hard way. And I'm not just talking about building, constructing my house, for example. We have _________ we're beginning to understand that are __________ to the environment. For instance, in my _________, we have sacred ______ which people are prohibited to go to. __________ are beginning to find out that these are _________ breeding grounds for vital plants and animals. We have practices which prohibit certain groups of people to harvest certain plants and animals at certain _____. Scientists are beginning to understand that this was our ancient way, which supported the idea of ________ sustainably and harvesting resources ___________. We're also beginning to see that, in our world, where we live, there is an emphasis on kinship, relationship and social capital which underpins an equitable and connected economy and society. Which is also the currency which my people still use today. We have spiritual practices which understand all of this and ______ the connectivity of all this life.

Solution

  1. beneficial
  2. essential
  3. times
  4. practices
  5. managing
  6. echoes
  7. scientists
  8. places
  9. community
  10. sustainably

Original Text

So I learned the value of my Indigenous knowledge and traditions the hard way. And I'm not just talking about building, constructing my house, for example. We have practices we're beginning to understand that are beneficial to the environment. For instance, in my community, we have sacred places which people are prohibited to go to. Scientists are beginning to find out that these are essential breeding grounds for vital plants and animals. We have practices which prohibit certain groups of people to harvest certain plants and animals at certain times. Scientists are beginning to understand that this was our ancient way, which supported the idea of managing sustainably and harvesting resources sustainably. We're also beginning to see that, in our world, where we live, there is an emphasis on kinship, relationship and social capital which underpins an equitable and connected economy and society. Which is also the currency which my people still use today. We have spiritual practices which understand all of this and echoes the connectivity of all this life.

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