• Utopia 500

Cares Of The World’s Indigenous Communities. Acculturation And Sustainability

Becoming aware of when and how we transmit our culture could mean a great change in the way of teaching, acculturating, and seeing the world societies and communities; in short, a change towards a more respectful and sustainable behaviour with other cultures


Currently, the concept of sustainability and all the concepts that emerged as a result of it, are increasingly spreading throughout the world. The concern to improve the living conditions of human beings and to help their development in a sustainable way is real; a clear example are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, whose 4.7 goal mentions the need to ensure an education that values ​​and promotes sustainability in terms of cultural diversity [1]. According to UNESCO, there are hundreds of millions of people in the world who are part of indigenous communities [2]; these people represent most of the cultural diversity of the planet who are living in fragile communities; their low human development index [3] and the influences that the most developed world's cultures exert on them are certainly something to pay attention to. The cultural differences between these two extremes are many, and the acculturation actions carried out in these indigenous communities are also numerous. Having said that, there is a clear need to worry about the respect for each culture and be careful how we interact with them, because we can unintentionally be the protagonists of important cultural losses, or other types of damage, including health.