New Traditionals Lost Identities International Human Beings The Traditionalists Assimilated Indians
"born again"
Indians

strident-moving
in a direction

racist

articulate

younger
generation

reprogrammed
group-oriented
often not raised
within a strong
sense of culture;
usually indoctrinated
as young impressionable
adults searching
for identity

open display
(braids, ribbon
shirts, etc.)

"going back to
land and traditions"

mixture of belief
systems from all
sources

often unwilling
to learn knowledge
that goes behind belief
system (i.e.: "elder"
title, "medine
person")

may not necessarily
set good examples

imposes values
and beliefs on
others
powerless due to
transitional stress


in limbo


unprepared


ambivalent


mixture of belief


vacillating between
extremes


cultural/social
breakdown


identity confusion


"acting out"


grief


dependency


"deprived syndrome"
epitomizes social
problems (alcoholism,
drug addiction,
etc.)


low economic level


poorly educated
appreciates gifts
of both worlds


adaptability


comfortable in
both worlds


accommodating


anti-racist


socially conscious


appreciates both
languages

few in number


healthy spirit

has vision for the
future


is a "mover and
shaker"


in tune with the
environment

has "courage of
heart"


values own culture without
putting down
other cultures
strong cultural
beliefs are
foundation


strong emotional
peer support


history is clear


practice and
beliefs are
rooted

in-tune with
environment


cooperative
society ecology-
oriented


raised within
the culture


cultural knowledge
of all areas

strong spiritual
base


responsible for
passing on
knowledge
adoption of new
norms


possesses
technical skills


has paid own
social and
cultural costs


changed
behavior


"me" identity

materialism


unable to be a
role model for
Traditionalist


accepts hierarchial
power


competitive


does not value
native beliefs

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