Aboriginal peoples in Canada

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  • Aboriginal People Canada

    Since 1534 when Jacques Cartier, a French mariner, first stepped foot on Canadian soil, we have been interacting with aboriginal people. A lot has changed in how we treat these Native Americans since the 16th century, but it wasn’t until recently that they were even considered persons. The Indian Act has shown that Canada has tried to bridge relations with the aboriginal people, but it has not been effective due to misreading and the unknown desires of the aboriginal people, resident schools, used to abduct and condition aboriginal children to be Christian white people, were not totally abolished until 1996, and aboriginal people’s right to vote, and their classification as persons, did not start until 1960. These grievances show that Canada…

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  • Aboriginal People In Canada

    The relationship between the Aboriginal people in Canada and the Government of Canada is described as strained and imbalanced due to the opposite perspectives they have on federal laws and policies. Most Aboriginal people argue that the current laws and policies is unfair and that it is a continuation of the past colonial laws, which have made them impoverished. On the other hand, many non-Aboriginal politicians tend to ignore the claims of the indigenous people and the poverty crisis they are…

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  • Indigenous People Sociology

    Canadian aboriginals have experienced an increase in racial discrimination as racial tensions have become amplified in Canada from the persisting effects of the relocation of the indigenous people in 1953. This paper will explore the lasting effects of forced relocation the indigenous people in regards to the Blauner Hypothesis and the deconstruction of the productive family unit. More then 40% of indigenous people are unemployed and experience much higher rates of suicide, alcoholism, and drug…

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  • Aboriginal People Case Study

    Data Aboriginal peoples are the descendants of the original inhabitants of North America and the Canadian Constitution recognized three groups of Aboriginal people– Indians, Metis, and Inuit. The total population of Aboriginal people in Canada is approximately 1.5 million with the Indians (now refereed to as First Nations) being 57%, the Metis 33% and the Inuit about 10% of the total population of Aboriginal people. (National Aboriginal Health Organization 2003) According to the Public Health…

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  • The Aboriginal Crisis

    The Aboriginal Crisis: This is not a party problem; this is a Canadian problem Lack of health care, widespread poverty, employment barriers, high suicide rates, drug abuse, segregation, and lack of drinkable water. These are conditions commonly used to describe developing countries, yet they describe a majority of Canada’s Aboriginal reserves. For a country who have cities on several, notable “Most Livable” lists, these conditions seem foreign. Varying political parties have tried to blame…

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  • Colonization In Canada Case Study

    ultimate goal of colonization was to assimilate and integrate Indigenous people into Canadian society. As a result, there wouldn’t be any Aboriginal culture left in Canada. Acts such as the British North American Act was set out to break their culture and identity apart. 1 This process of colonization has not only affected the Indigenous people of Canada, but also Canada as a whole. Therefore, Canadians are working together to fix these problems by reconciliation. The reconciliation efforts has…

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  • International Challenges In Canada

    Canada advances as one of the most powerful nations thriving in equality. The federal government announced that it will assist Afghanistan in creating a more peaceful environment for the Afghan people. However, as Canada embraces international challenges, struggles remain within the peaceful nation. First Nation Chief Phil Fontaine’s criticism of the federal budget brings back the light of a hidden issue of the Canadian government: the Canadian Colonial oppression of the Aboriginal people. He…

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  • The Mistreatment Of Aboriginals In Canada

    now known as Canada along with the rest of North and South America was settled by Europeans, with the British and the French settling in Canada. However, the British and the French were not the first people to settle in Canada. Prior to them, several groups of people, referred to today as Aboriginals, Native Americans, First Nations, or Indigenous people, lived in the area. With the arrival of the Europeans, the Aboriginals were treated poorly in many ways, including being removed from their…

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  • Residential School System Analysis

    still affecting Aboriginal society is by observing the residential school system which continues to have tremendous negative effects on Aboriginal society. To understand how the residential school system has affected today’s Aboriginal society we must observe the harsh conditions many Aboriginal children experienced while in residential schools and link that to why crime rates and incarceration is higher in Aboriginal society then in the rest of Canada. The European settlers who colonized Canada…

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  • Citizen Ethnicity

    inaccessible right for millions of aboriginals worldwide. Access to one’s standard living is a human right. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to housing. Considering the fact, that certain equalities stand in between; making equality harder to achieve. For one, ethnicity matters the most for standards of living.Specifically speaking, Canada lacks access to housing for aboriginals and almost, 52.6 % aboriginals are forced/willingly live on reserves with unwelcoming factors such as, few…

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