Originally Posted by MichelleZed
Yeah, I think you got a wrong impression from this, OP. I don't see any posts saying that the Na's cultural norms are something you should strive for or want for yourself now. Obviously, it wouldn't work very well today because our society is set up differently than theirs.
It just seemed like people were giving you some interesting food for thought.
I want to point out, though, that Na uncles aren't really uncles in the same way people are uncles today. They share a household with their sisters and kids.
And by share households, we mean that they are the male figure in the household - they act as "father" to their sister's children because familial ties are martriarchal. Therefore, their children would belong to the mother's family and as such are not considered their sons or daughters, instead their sister's children would essentially be their sons and daughters for purpose of parenting. Thus insuring that they are raising only children who are biologically related to them. It is an interesting culture.