Meaning vs Direction

Two Culture Talks

Before there was writing, oral cultures listened to stories and paid attention to the meaning of things.   Meaning attaches to your heart and is easy to carry around all the time.  It is easy to remember.  The greatest example is the traditional understanding that “we are the caretakers of the land” because the land is the source of life for us.  Once you carry this in your heart you know how to behave in an infinite variety of situations.  You can apply this value first and then every action makes sense from there.images-4

On September 9-12, 2013, the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) brought together Aboriginal people from all over northern Canada to talk about the opportunities and challenges in their journeys to implement self-government.  At a conference John B. Zoe a Tłı̨chǫ Government Negotiator began by noting the common refrain that First Nations must be “strong like two people”.  They want…

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Author: Kim Hudson

I enjoy the big picture. I love to explore what is driving a situation, the archetypal nature of human beings, or the trend behind a collection of seemingly unrelated successes. My background reflects this. I began my working life as a geologist, working in male dominated exploration camps. As a result I'm fascinated with masculine feminine dynamics and how both exist in every person, to varying degree. I eventually studied writing for film and television and wrote a book on the feminine counterpart to the hero archetype. I give workshops on The Virgin's Promise: Writing Stories of Feminine Creative, Sensual and Spiritual Awakening worldwide. I particularly enjoy working with Raindance Film School in London. I have also been a Land Claims negotiator in the Yukon, working for the Canadian Federal Government. I was also a consultant to First Nations on geologic and environmental issues. This work with Western and Oral cultures created a foundation for my current book The Arrow and the Ring: Activating the Power of Linear and Circular Thinking. I enjoy writing, speaking, workshops and think tanks. Anything that presents the challenge of understanding the driving forces and co-creating new possibilities.

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