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    Topic 2: An Analysis of the Loss of Indigenous Language in Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway This literary study will identify the loss of the indigenous language in Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway. Highway’s story of two young Indian boys, Champion (Jeremiah) and Ooneemeetoo (Gabriel), illustrates the effect of forced Anglophone education in a residential school. In addition to be sexually abused by the Roman Catholic priests, they must reject their own native language in order to assimilate the English language. Highway’s story defines the tragic loss of indigenous identity through the forced assimilation policies of Canadian society during the era of residential schooling, which involves changing their names to Jeremiah and Gabriel. The loss of identity is a traumatic event due to the shame that the children have to endure due to a complete rejection of their own language and cultural values. In essence, an analysis of the loss of the indigenous language through residential schooling will be examined in Kiss of the Fur Queen by Thomson Highway. The story of Champion and Ooneemeetoo defines the struggle of…

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    story. To start, Niska tells stories of growing up in the bush. She gives accounts of family life; her father was a prominent “hookimaw (44)”, or leader, and “the last great talker in the clan (34)”, and her mother knew and taught her the ‘magic deep in the bush (90).’ The clan lived off the land, relying on hunting and community for survival. These accounts set the foundation for both Niska and Xavier’s cultural background. Stories of Niska’s young clan life give the reader a sense of how…

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    Indian Residential School

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    instructive or group purposes. First, the settlement belongs to Hudson’s Bay Company post in the late 1880s until 1920s their business collapse, however; the Cree and metis were pulled into Wabasca for this exchanging action. The treaty commissionaire went to negotiate with the local native to have a treaty, mostly ancestors of today’s Bigstone Cree Nation. But many Aboriginal did not participate in this treaty although they offered them money in exchange for the land but some they still wanted…

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    Abitibi Canyon Short Story

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    Alberta in some ways and numerous First Nations’ that oppose this plan. “This is not just our backyard; this is literally in our kitchen,” Charlene Aleck, of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, told the CBC. The Burrard Inlet, where oil tankers dock, is part of her nation’s traditional territory. “It’s definitely the beginning of a long battle.” The passage in the story I chose to relate to is when the narrator discusses the effects of water now that became muddy. It changed the Cree community’s…

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    Cree Tribe

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    The Cree is one of the largest of the largest groups in North America, with over 200,000 members and counting. Canada has over 135 registered bands. Intertribal marriage is to be blamed for such a large population. The language they speak is known as Algonquian, a subfamily of Native American languages. The Cree are tied together through their culture and that is of great significance to them and has survived through many years and hardships. At a time, the Cree were also found in the United…

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    Aboriginal Struggles

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    municipality would vote for her in the subsequent federal election. Although Crystal wanted the same end goal as the local municipality, she wanted it for different reasons. In other words, Ms. Parks needed an approach for her next campaign, and she was willing to use the Indigenous population of Otter Lake as a pawn to do so. However, regardless of the government’s distasteful intentions, Maggie was able to purchase every last acre of said land. All things considered, it becomes a fact that…

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    Ever since he was a child, Milo Thatch believed in Atlantis. He dedicates his life to the study and discovery of it, no matter who tells him it’s just a legend. When presented the Shepard’s Journal: a book of Atlantean history, language, and culture, Milo is ecstatic. The man who gives it to him, Preston Whitmore, says the book is gibberish and is most likely worthless. Milo responds with, “I've spent my whole life studying dead languages. It's not gibberish to me. If this were a fake, I…

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    physically. The novel “Three Day Road” by Joseph Boyden chronicles the lives of two Cree men, Xavier Bird and Elijah Whiskeyjack, during the First World War. The war has a devastating effect on them emotionally and psychologically. For Elijah, it stripped him of his cultural identity and moral compass, while for Xavier, he tried to maintain his cultural values in what is an appalling experience. The author contrasts the two characters in their loss of cultural values, the pressure of…

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    The Power of Language in Shakespeare 's Othello In Othello, the contamination of linguistic matter (whether through verbal or human associations, through deliberate perversion, or by senseless mouthing of meaninglessness) ultimately destroys the ordered control of normal behaviour patterns, personal or social (Shaw 306). In one of the finest play written by William Shakespeare, language is not only the medium that conveys the drama but also the action. For example, talking about an event will…

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    Communication between International and American students. Nowadays society is very split, especially in big countries such as America. This diversity based on people’s culture, language, religion, ethnic group or race. Colossal number of different cultures represented in the United States. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles are the cities with the biggest population in America and also cities with the biggest cultural diversity. People from Asia to Europe to Africa to Latin America live there.…

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