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By Lawrence W. Gross

Only a few experiences have tested the worldview of the Anishinaabeg from in the tradition itself and none have explored the Anishinaabe worldview in terms of their efforts to take care of their tradition within the present-day international. This booklet fills that hole. Focusing in general at the Minnesota Anishinaabeg, Lawrence Gross explores how their worldview works to create a holistic approach to life. although, as Gross additionally argues, the Anishinaabeg observed the tip in their international early within the twentieth century and skilled what he calls 'postapocalypse rigidity syndrome.' As such, the booklet additional explores how the values engendered via the worldview of the Anishinaabeg are discovering expression within the smooth international as they search to rebuild their society.

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The end of their worlds is final. PASS is a theory that attempts to capture the ensuing results of an apocalyptic event. There are three parts to the theory of PASS, which we will consider in turn below. Those parts are: 1. the culture suffers personal dysfunctions, the weakening or collapse of social institutions, and a potential crisis in worldview; 2. the above effects will be intergenerational in nature, and; 3. it takes a culture at least 100 to 150 years to fully recover. We will begin our discussion with the first aspect of PASS listed above.

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