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Driving on Ice

When men would go to hunt, women would tell the stories and educate the children about core values to maintain order and to encourage safety from an early age, ensuring that the children knew how to critically analyze dangerous situations and connect with the culture’s spiritual essence. Mothers and grandmothers would pass down religious motifs and origin stories, building pride and understanding in children. This central power to shape and form the minds of the youth gave women an influential voice.

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Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: E-M1
Copyright: © Marco Marcone