TYS Group5
Brooke Matheson
Matty Goldman

ASV Group 5
Fredy Kash
Maria Jose

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Introduction:

The Organization of Truth, Beauty and Ethics has requested that we create a plan that will allow a tribe in Brazil to flourish as a community of beauty, truth and ethical behaviour. To make this possible, we as a group must introduce modern customs into the tribes’ everyday life, and attempt to teach them things about modern life that all people are aware of. We believe that immersing them into modern society will be too much for them to handle at one time, so instead, we have chosen to slowly introduce modern ways of living, and history into their lives. We would like to accomplish teaching the tribe about:
· Geography (in terms of a world map)
· Language (Portuguese)
· Other forms of music, or how to enhance the music that they already enjoy
· Modern Ethics

Written by: Brooke Matheson and Matty Goldman

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The tribe most likely lives within the highlighted yellow box. In the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.
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Map:

We as a group believe that bringing one world map will be the most useful use of a map possible. We have chosen this because it will be a quintessential tool for teaching the tribe about their surrounding environment. The tribe has been isolated as only a small place for such a long amount of time, and by allowing them to analyze the rest of the world, we can show them that it is a huge place, which has many places to explore and experience. It will also be affective as a visual aid when we are teaching the tribe. We believe that a world map is better than any other map, because it includes everything (all countries, oceans, continents, and even some major elements of physical geography), whereas a specific map of a country or a thematic map will only show one place, or illustrate one thing. The world map will be physical evidence of the world that they live in, and it will probably be the most useful thing we can teach them or give to them.

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A sample of a map similar to what we would be bringing to the tribe. The map will outline all countries.

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Language:

We think that the most important language to teach the tribe is Portuguese. This is because Portuguese is the national language of Brazil. We have decided to only teach the Amazonian tribe one language because we find that teaching more than one language would be an arduous task. Also, judging by the quality of life in the tribe, teaching one could be considered nearly impossible, but much more approachable a goal than expanding their repertoire of languages to three (since we are presuming that they have their own dialect). Also, Portuguese is the only language they need to know because that is what everyone speaks in Brazil. Right, now in their current situation they do not have any contact with the outside world. If, or when they do make contact with anyone outside their village they will be in a Portuguese speaking world. Therefore Portuguese will be the most effective and useful language to teach them, so they can communicate. We also considered teaching the tribe English, or another widely spoken language, but decided against this, because we find it highly unlikely that the tribe will be exploring the world, or emigrating any time soon, since they have been used to their lifestyle and society for their existence.

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Music:

We believe that bringing two small instruments; a harmonica and a tambourine, will be most useful, because they can be very versatile, as well as compact. Because we are taking a 5 day hike to the tribe, we will want to carry as little as possible, so the harmonica and tambourine will take up very little room. We are presuming that the tribe has existed and been living in the Brazilian rainforest for many years, and they have probably figured out how to make music by use of drums (made by wood and animal hides). If we get o the tribe, and they have not figured out how to make drums, then we can definitely make one of our own for them. By having drums, a harmonica, and a tambourine, we can show them many elements of music, which is very exciting for all humans. We have considered bringing modern forms music (pop, blues, etc) and introducing it to the tribe, but we decided against forcing our more modern music on them, because of our presumption that they have their own form of music. We believe that music is about personal preference and expression, and if they like their own tribal music, then who are we to force them on the music that we enjoy? We hope that by showing them new forms of music that can be incorporated with their own tastes, we can appeal to their likes, and give them something new and fun to experiment with. :)
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Ethics:

We feel that it is fundamental to teach the tribe about ethics. For generations the Amazonian tribe has practiced cannibalism and infanticide. We feel it is our duty to show them why these acts are considered unethical, so they will no longer practice them, or at least begin to understand why modern society considers them unacceptable. We believe that this is important to change their outlook on their beliefs and principles in order to begin social advancement. It is necessary for the people of the tribe to learn about what is considered right and wrong amongst the outside world. The goal of this project is to prepare them for contact with the outside world in the next 3 to 5 years, as they may be confronted by Brazilian companies who wish to remove their forests to make furniture. It is of the utmost importance that they will be able to communicate with the people in a civilized manor. If the village is not taught what is considered right and wrong they will not be able to interact or fit into society. The aim is to teach the younger generation’s proper ethics because they have not yet been immersed into the tribe, and have not been soiled by the views of their fellow tribe members. We feel this is the most effective way to correct the tribe because we will be teaching the new generation, who will soon be the heads of the tribe, and leaders to pass it on to the next generation. We will try to teach them all proper ethics but we assume it will be significantly harder to teach the older generations because they have been exposed to the unnecessary violence in the tribes, and have practiced violence and killing for their whole lives.
The debate about which ethics to teach these tribal people can go on forever - technically it is not 'ethical' to enforce our views on the tribe. However, the most important thing we can do is make them consider the practises on the outside world, so they can begin to reconsider the age old practices that are accepted in their society.

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Our Moral Judgement:


Overall we feel that the goal of this project is morally wrong, and incorrect. We should not be responsible with the intervention in the amazonian tirbe because we feel it is not up to us. The tribe has had no contact with the outside world, and we think that it should be left that way. Clearly their life style has worked for them for generations seeing as they are still alive to this day and have existed for a long time. We should not be forcing our knowledge of the outside world, and especially our ethics on to them. For what we believe to be considered unethical to us is obviously appropriate to them. Why should we have to make them change their ways, and dictate what we think is right or wrong just because we come from a more modern and evovled society. We believe that teaching them will not harm them as long as we don't intervene or disrupt their order. How they want to act, and what they belive to be correct and incorrect should not be changed.
We think that the tribe should be left alone. The organization truth beauty and ehtics, wants to better the society, and wants so try and immerse them into the world, and into our cultures, and beliefs. But the question we ask is how does the organization know that their needs to be intervention. In our opinions the tribe fine on it's own. When the Amazonians are ready to make contact with the outside world they shall do so. Let time do it's work. But, it should not be left up someone to decide what is better for someone else. Judging by the virtues of the organization any man should be able to go up to anyone else and preach their ethics and beliefs and force upon someone else.
Forcing our ethics, values, cultures, and other beliefs up the tribe we are not being very moral. For example: how would we like it if the tribe had come to us and forced us to act like them, go against our morals, and ethical values. If they forced cannabalism upon us, and made us practice part of their rituals. It is the same thing what we are doing to them. We are making them change their daily lifestyles because we simply disagree with the way they live. It is clearly not up to us to decide how they should live, just like no one else should get to decide how we live, or how we act.

Written By: Brooke Matheson and Matty Goldman