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  • Kiss Of The Fur Queen Analysis

    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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  • Abitibi Canyon Short Story

    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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  • The Narrator In Joseph Boyden's Three Day Road

    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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  • Cree Tribe

    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

    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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  • College Speech: Reflection In The First Day Of Speech

    Reflection I remember going to the College advisor and trying to figure out what class I would be taking for the fall semester of 2016. I was a little late in the enrollment process and some of the classes I wanted to take were either not available or completely filled. So my advisor asked me if I would be interested in taking speech class. I thought to myself “I don’t really like talking in front of people but it is a requirement.” So I signed up for Introduction to Speech Communication…

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  • The Importance Of Translation And Free Translation

    Translation existence results from the expansion and diversification of languages making individuals in need to collaborate and interact with each other and communicate. This implies that it has been practiced for thousands of years since the need for translation emerges when two (or more) different languages come into contact with one another. Its significance shows up from the earliest of the human development and civilization since it was – and still is – an important factor in establishing…

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  • The Sapir-Whorf Exphesis: The Influence Of Language On Human Language

    Commonly confused, the Linguistic relativity and linguistic determinism theories represent different points on a range of intensity regarding the influence of language on human thought. In order to understand the latter, the relativity theory must be understood, since it is a simpler form of determinism. Relativity, similar to the scientific uses of relativity theories, provides psychologist with a two sided phenomenon, often leaving people with varying positions; Simply put, language we are…

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  • Ethnicity And Ethnicity

    A way to learn about where these people come from, because languages all revert back to one location, one place, one people, all spread across the world and changing over time. Language originated from north east Africa and across the fertile crescent, and since then has evolved all across the world to adapt to the people. Language correlates to the people as different ethnic groups migrated. Language helps paint the picture for who you are and your culture, where you come from. Just…

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  • How Is Language Presented In I Am Writing Blindly?

    Language is a very powerful tool that can be expressed in different forms, each with a unique perspective. This is present in the stories “Two Words” by Isabel Allende and “I Am Writing Blindly” by Roger Rosenblatt. It is also visible in the collage titled “Always Together” by Philippe Beha and “Translations” a poem by Lake Sagaris. Three themes can be taken from the four interpretations on language. The theme that language is visible in every person, that the same words can have dual meanings…

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