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Learning Native WisdomWhat Traditional Cultures Teach Us about Subsistence, Sustainibility, and Spirtuality$
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Gary Holthaus

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124872

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124872.001.0001

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Music and Story

Music and Story

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Learning Native Wisdom
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Gary Holthaus

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124872.003.0003

The need to create a sustainable culture arises because today's unequal endeavors are insufficient for the tasks presented in the world, as several aspects, such as sustainable communities, yield in natural resources, energy, agriculture, economies, and a number of other dimensions, have to be satisfied. Aside from the welfare of human beings, that of all other creatures also has to be accounted for. There seems to be no communication and coordination between those working on individual tasks and aspects, and none are able to integrate all efforts to restore cultural life on the whole, since people often fail to look at the “big picture.” It is important to note though that sustainable efforts do not entail an end in themselves, and that it is important to consider factors that contribute to longevity.

Keywords:   sustainable culture, sustainable effort, cultural life, longevity

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