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Fourth World Ambience

Published: July 21, 2010, Author: JayTaber

While the Fourth World is popularly perceived as pastoral and nomadic hunter-gatherers, Fourth World political entities are also comprised of modern indigenous economies, still governed by the law of generosity. Generosity being the essential attitude that generates Fourth World cultural ambience, the abiding principles of Fourth World societies are conservation, cooperation and reciprocity. As such, primitivism per se is not a prerequisite to inclusion in the Fourth World, while indigeneity is.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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