Yequana
The Ye'kuana, also called Ye'kwana, Ye'Kuana, Yekuana, Yequana, Yecuana, Dekuana, Maquiritare, Makiritare, So'to or Maiongong, are a Cariban-speaking tropical rain forest tribe who live in the Caura River and Orinoco River regions of Venezuela in Bolivar State and Amazonas State. In Brazil, they inhabit the northeast of Roraima State. In Venezuela, the Ye'kuana live alongside their former enemies, the Sanumá (Yanomami subgroup).
When the Ye’kuana wish to refer to themselves, they use the word So’to, which can be translated as "people", "person". Ye’kuana, in turn, can be translated as "canoe people", "people of the canoes" or even "people of the branch in the river".
They live in communal houses called Atta or ëttë. The circular structure has a cone-shaped roof made of palm leaves. Building the atta is considered a spiritual activity in which the group reproduces the great cosmic home of the Creator.
The first reference to the Ye'kuana was in 1744 by a Jesuit priest called Manuel Román.
There are some 6,250 Ye'kuana in Venezuela, according to the 2001 census, with some 430 in Brazil.
Jean Liedloff came into contact with the Ye'kuana in the 1950s, while working as a photographer for Italian diamond hunters, and in subsequent personal visits. She based her book The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost on their way of life, particularly the upbringing of their children. Liedloff noted the stark contrast between the treatment of Western and Ye'kuana infants, who are normally held "in-arms" 24 hours a day by their mother and other familiar adults and children who take care of them.

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Practice Mediocrity: Yequana
Jun 21, 2010 ... In the 1975 book, The Continuum Concept, by Jean Liedloff, the Yequana of South America are described in detail. Their culture is different and ...
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Breaking Down Walls of Silence • View topic - The Continuum Concept
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The Mother magazine: What else can we learn from the Yequana?
Oct 3, 2012 ... She wrote it after several expeditions to a South American jungle where she lived with a stone-age tribe of Indians called the Yequana.
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The Yequana Way | Life With a Babe
Dec 20, 2007 ... It is about the lack of 'terrible twos', tantrums, and disobedience in the South American Yequana Indian culture. Instead, toddlers and children ...
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Leisure in Action - Why Work?
(Most of her time was spent with the Yequana.) She found these ... "There appeared to be no Yequana concept of work similar to ours. There were words for ...
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Babes In Arms - The Continuum Concept - WholeFamily.com
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The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
Joseph Chilton Pearce, 2004
Epilogue Concerning the Yequana treatment of children, Liedloff writes: The notion of ownership of other persons is absent among the Yequana. The idea that this is “my child” or “your child” does not exist. Deciding what another person ...
Yiquan Beginners' Guide: Basic Skills
Yiquan Beginners' Guide: Basic Skills
Joseph P. Lau, 2011
This is a primer on practicing Yiquan, a reality-based Chinese martial art involving mind-body synthesis. This is not an instruction manual; you will not learn Yiquan by reading this book; you must seek hands-on instruction from a competent teacher. Here we have provided the theories and principles, laying the foundation for you to study and resear...
Teen Two Point Zero
Teen Two Point Zero
Robert Epstein, 2010
While there she became increasingly intrigued by the inordinately happy lives and lifestyles of several primitive tribes. She ulti- mately spent about two-and-a- half years living with the Yequana Indians—sans count, by the way. On one level ...
The Tao of Yiquan: The Method of Awareness in the Martial Arts
The Tao of Yiquan: The Method of Awareness in the Martial Arts
Jan Diepersloot, 2000
Based on the techniques and practices of various masters of Yiquan, this book focuses on the ability to defeat power and speed with the softness and stillness taught by this Chinese martial art. Yiquan, also known as I Ch'uan, is an ancient health and martial art system that has its roots in Buddhism and draws on Chinese meditative traditions....
The Continuum Concept: Allowing Human Nature to Work Successfully
The Continuum Concept: Allowing Human Nature to Work Successfully
Jean Liedloff, 1985
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Inside Zhan Zhuang: First Edition
Inside Zhan Zhuang: First Edition
Mark Cohen, 2013
For the first time in print, the mysterious transformation process of Standing Meditation is revealed. Filled with tips and tricks to help get more out of training than most practitioners ever thought possible, this book contains a number of concepts and techniques presented for the first time in English. Drawing upon his 7th generation lineage in ...
Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers
Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers
Marcy Axness, 2012
Jean Liedloff, famous for her observations of parenting practices among the indigenous Yequana Indians of South America, reports that only after several extended stays with the tribe did she notice something missing from typical family life ...
Xing Yi Quan Xue: The Study of Form-Mind Boxing
Xing Yi Quan Xue: The Study of Form-Mind Boxing
Sun Lu Tang, Dan Miller and Albert Liu, 2001
This is the first English language edition of Sun Lu Tang's 1915 classic on xing yi (hsing yi). In addition to the original text and photographs by Sun Lu Tang, a complete biography and additional photos of Master Sun have been added. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Unity of the Heart: Transforming Consciousness to an Enlightened ...
Unity of the Heart: Transforming Consciousness to an Enlightened ...
Peter N. Borys, Jr., 2008
Jean Liedloff, in her book The Continuum Concept, details early childhood development among the Yequana Indians in Venezuela. Liedloff spent three years in the 1970s living with the Yequana. She found that the differing style of early ...
The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercise (A Gaia Original)
The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercise (A Gaia Original)
Master Lam Kam-Chuen, 1991
For centuries, the Chinese exercise system called Chi Kung has been shrouded in secrecy. The Way of Energy is the first comprehensive guide to the most powerful form of Chi Kung ever developed -- "standing like a tree". A gentle, yet profoundly beneficial form of exercise, which requires very little movement, this form of Chi Kung unlocks...
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The Mother magazine: What else can we learn from the Yequana?
By Veronika Robinson In the news this week, there are three stories of child abuse: 1. Allegations of rape and child sexual abuse stories about the late Jimmy Savile have emerged.
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Practice Mediocrity: Yequana
In the 1975 book, The Continuum Concept, by Jean Liedloff, the Yequana of South America are described in detail. Their culture is different and, therefore, so are their assumptions:Perhaps as essential as the assumption of innate sociality in children and adults is a respect for each individual as his own proprietor.
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Anglophone Natural Parenting Association: Becoming an attachment parent. Yequana way
The Yequana WayThe Unhappy Consequences of Being Child CenteredIt appears that many parents of toddlers, in their anxiety to be neither negligent nor disrespectful, have gone overboard in what may seem to be the other directionJean Liedloff. Mothering magazine.
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The Yequana Way | Life With a Babe
Who’s in Control? The Unhappy Consequences of being Child Centered Written by Jean Leidloff. http://www.
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Parenting – Fitting the Child into the World vs Fitting the World to the Child | The Missing Human Manual
What is the historic way of parenting? The late Jean Liedloff made the study of Traditional Child rearing (The Continuum Concept) her life’s work. Here is the central difference between what we do – make the child the centre but also disconnect physically – and the traditional – attach physically ...
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Krytyka Polityczna | Dziennik Opinii | Łódź, 22 maja: Indianki Yequana i wyrodne matki
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Book Review: The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff | Lost in Parenthood
The adventures of a first time Mum
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Civilized and Uncivilized Family Life
Civilized and Uncivilized Family Life
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