Monthly Archives: July 2012

CAN A GLOBAL VILLAGE RAISE A CHILD?

You’ve likely heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child’. You’ve also likely heard “We live in a global village”. The first saying suggests it takes a lot of neighbours as well as extended family to provide … Continue reading

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WHY DO MOST SASKATCHEWAN PEOPLE OPPOSE FRACKING?

A recent Environics poll found that most Canadians (62%) support a moratorium on the use of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing as a way to extract natural gas. Support for such a moratorium was higher (64%) in this province. Why is … Continue reading

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TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION AT THE VILLAGE LEVEL

I once team-taught with an anthropologist from New Zealand who told me that if a community got bigger than 200, people lost track of each other. Face to face contact declined and third-party rumour increased, he suggested. I was telling … Continue reading

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