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Brandon culture


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Brandon culture

  1. 2. Who am I? I am 100% Oaxacan Culturally: 50% Oaxacan/50% American
  2. 3. 10 Features of American culture <ul><li>1.Attitude toward age , they value youth plus beauty new is better to them. </li></ul><ul><li>2.Attitutoward fate , you can be whatever de you want to be “were there's a will , there's a way”. </li></ul><ul><li>3.View of human nature , people are good they are open to strangers. </li></ul><ul><li>4.Attitude toward change , optimistic , change is good. </li></ul><ul><li>5.Attitude toward taking risks , risks are good and failure is temporary good job! </li></ul><ul><li>6.Attitude toward suffering, “don’t worry be, happy !” Smile if your unhappy, take a pill </li></ul><ul><li>7.Attitude toward being truthful, “tell it like it is” “honesty is the best policy” </li></ul><ul><li>8.Attitude toward money, success equals money, success equals having a lot of stuff. </li></ul><ul><li>9.Attitude toward equality, treat everyone the same “we are all created equal” </li></ul><ul><li>10.Attitude toward being formal, informal, use first name help yourself. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Zapotec and American Food That Are The Same And different Different Foods Same Foods
  4. 5. This is how close I am to my culture Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the DEAD) Celebraciones Catolicas/Oaxaquenas (Religious celebrations both Catholic/Oaxacan) TLAYUDAS (OAXACAN FOOD)
  5. 6. What I Have In My House <ul><li>Virjen de Guadalupe Jesus on cross </li></ul><ul><li>Artesenias </li></ul>
  6. 7. How we honor our dead. <ul><li>We bury our dead </li></ul><ul><li>We pray for close to two weeks; we pray a lot </li></ul><ul><li>We put together an altar and put their picture and pray more </li></ul><ul><li>We have traditional meals with the entire family any food, except pork meat. People with open cuts or women that just had a baby cannot be part of the death ritual. </li></ul><ul><li>At 40 days after death we pray and get together with the family and go to the cemetery to take flowers and candles; we do the same a year after the death. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that when you die you go to another life—your spirit continues living </li></ul>
  7. 8. Conclusion… <ul><li>Coming from two different cultures can be very confusing and difficult because of all the rules. </li></ul><ul><li>I understand that in my culture we do things, not because we’re going to get something, but because we are part of a family and we all work together. </li></ul><ul><li>I understand why we eat the foods we do and when we do in my Oaxacan culture. </li></ul><ul><li>I still have more questions about my culture on the things I don’t understand, but I will continue learning about my culture the Oaxacan and American. </li></ul><ul><li>I like to be part of two cultures because I get to learn a lot of things. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Thank you for waching.