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

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I don't want to stand here and romanticize about my cultural practices. I want to also acknowledge that we’ve got remarkable wonders of this world created, for example, wheel, medicine and internet and many more inventions, that have affected pisoleitvy some aspects of our lives. However, I still want to believe that my Papua New Guinean cultural traditions and the Pacific’s Melanesian greater weldvoriw, besad on vaelus such as kinship, relationships, and connectedness of all life and non-life forms, could be elevated for solutions for humanity and for the planet to thrive. I feel that many cultures and ctnmiemoius around the world are in such a hurry to alienate themselves from the nature and treat everything as fnaeergtmd bits and pieces that can or cannot be traded. While many Indigenous communities continue to hold and acknowledge the wrlod as the complex web of connections in which humans, us, are only a mere part of.

Open Cloze

I don't want to stand here and romanticize about my cultural practices. I want to also acknowledge that we’ve got remarkable wonders of this world created, for example, wheel, medicine and internet and many more inventions, that have affected __________ some aspects of our lives. However, I still want to believe that my Papua New Guinean cultural traditions and the Pacific’s Melanesian greater _________, _____ on ______ such as kinship, relationships, and connectedness of all life and non-life forms, could be elevated for solutions for humanity and for the planet to thrive. I feel that many cultures and ___________ around the world are in such a hurry to alienate themselves from the nature and treat everything as __________ bits and pieces that can or cannot be traded. While many Indigenous communities continue to hold and acknowledge the _____ as the complex web of connections in which humans, us, are only a mere part of.

Solution

  1. based
  2. values
  3. world
  4. worldview
  5. communities
  6. fragmented
  7. positively

Original Text

I don't want to stand here and romanticize about my cultural practices. I want to also acknowledge that we’ve got remarkable wonders of this world created, for example, wheel, medicine and internet and many more inventions, that have affected positively some aspects of our lives. However, I still want to believe that my Papua New Guinean cultural traditions and the Pacific’s Melanesian greater worldview, based on values such as kinship, relationships, and connectedness of all life and non-life forms, could be elevated for solutions for humanity and for the planet to thrive. I feel that many cultures and communities around the world are in such a hurry to alienate themselves from the nature and treat everything as fragmented bits and pieces that can or cannot be traded. While many Indigenous communities continue to hold and acknowledge the world as the complex web of connections in which humans, us, are only a mere part of.

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