Similar to indigenous African art including African sculpture, Oceanic artifacts were not made with any notion of their being "art" as the word is used in the West.Oceanic painting, sculpture and wood-carving were conceived as an integral part of the religious and social ceremony of everyday island life, and were aspects of the various prevalent forms of ancestor-worship and spirit-worship., which means “people of the big water.” Unfortunately, their “big water” is about to change drastically, as the enormous Belo Monte Dam—which is currently being constructed on the Xingu—nears completion.At 668 square kilometers (258 sq mi), the reservoir will flood 388 square kilometers (150 sq mi) of forest, which will not only displace many Kayapo but also harm the fish and vegetation they depend on.
Its creators are the descendants of successive settlings by migrants from the west of mixed origins, some Mongoloid, some Melanotic or dark-skinned.
Chances are, you’ve already made an assumption about the nature of this post. This is not a post telling you to date an African man over an African-American man. It is about giving our motherland brothers a chance.
For some, the idea of dating an African man conjures up a lot of myths and fears like the image of the over-controlling man.
The Kayapo have battled infiltration from modern man for centuries.
They’ve contended with everyone from hunters and trappers to loggers and rubber tappers.