Women have primary responsibility for transmitting cultural and spiritual guides and practices, and group identity to succeeding generation. Because culture exists through and generated by the loved experiences of people, the role of women in transmitting culture also situates them as creators and custodians of the culture. In many instances, relationship between gender and culture is used as basis for justifying violation of women’s human rights. However, other aspects of culture can be used to promote a human rights framework as well. What about taking position as someone who is tied strongly to the ancient culture but also believe in post modernism?
In all its manifestations, modernism is associated with the ideas of progress and confidence whic are the classic form of capitalism in its supremacy. Such as a contrast with the belief ‘protecting mother earth’ and ‘relying on nature only’ which commonly owned by an indigenous like me. Should an indigenous woman fight against the world that drawing all human kind to change following its transition in many levels of ages? Should she be drowned deep by the rapids of symbolic freedom of feminism or standing on her ground of value? I have got enough comment on my indigenous root and my modernism including my Christianity. Some incisive, some pelasant and some vague. Somehow I am always enough with who I am.
So, an indigenous woman needs to know how to use the strategy. Not just because she is smart. But because she is simply amazing. And strong.