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WEBINAR: Communication Across Cultures Part II: Any Village

Updated: Aug 23

Thank you everyone who signed up for the webinar and for those that could join. For those who were not able to attend the webinar, we'd like to share the recording of the webinar to watch at your convenience. Please share with those who might be interested by using the links down below.  


Part II: Any Village


Describing the impact the "Global-Literate Society" has historically had on most "Traditional-Local Cultures," Father Oleksa tells the "STORY of any Village" based on his half-century of experience in rural Alaska. He explores the disruptive influences that have rocked traditional communities beginning with the introduction of "English-only" elementary schools, followed by the trauma of Boarding Schools and their aftermath.


The introduction of alcohol and drugs further aggravate the situation, leading epidemic levels of anti-social and self-destructive behaviors, producing a reaction from the dominant society, expressed in HELP: various interventions and "programs" that tend only to worsen rather than reduce the problems they were designed to address. (Where do we go from here?)



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