Worldview is how a people view the world around them. Worldview can vary significantly from culture to culture, and person to person. It include the norms, values and beliefs of a community.
Lac du Flambeau society is largely governed by people off the reservation. Native people do not pay taxes so they have to follow the Wisconsin state standards. The Lac du Flambeau public school is also governed by the Wisconsin state so the Native community does not have get as much freedom to determine their educational goals and culture as they would like.
America tends to be more of an individualist society whereas the Native population and different minority groups tend to be more collectivist, which causes a divide in how we see the world.
Native people tend to be culturally collectivist.
The Lac du Flambeau community is largely collectivist and they try to do what they can to help anyone in need and to set up programs to assist people with things like substance abuse, or any mental issues they may have, etc.
Individualist vs. Collectivist Worldviews
|Individualism focuses on…||Collectivism focuses on…|
|Individual achievement||Group harmony|
|Universal values (rules, policies, laws)||Social obligation|
|Categories/categorical thinking||Relationship/relational thinking|
|Part to whole learning||Whole to part learning|
|Acting on the environment||Adapting to the environment|