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  • First Nation People

    INTRODUCTION The First Nation people underwent lots of changes during the pre-contact to the fur-trading period and then again in the settlement period. The Prairies region in the western Canada consists of the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The First Nation people who lived there consist of Kwakwaka’wakw, Tsimshian, Haida, Cree, Athapascans, Blackfoot, Metis etc. During the pre-contact period the lifestyles of the First Nations peoples underwent many changes such as adjusting to the harsh environment, maintaining their society status with significant wealth, development of cultural complexity and emerging with the European contact. Later during the fur-trading period, the relation between Aboriginals and Europeans were determined by the conflict between labour and capital, belief system, organizational structure and gender issues faced by them. During the settlement period, the First Nations people brought peace and stability by adapting to the Indian Act, which was first passed in 1876. This period also brought various challenges such as women’s struggle for equality, unsettled land and property rights and government policies. 1500 PRE-CONTACT PERIOD During the pre-contact period the First Nation people used language family to communicate which consists of different…

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  • First Nations In Canada

    First Nations people in Canada comprised the different cultures the six geographical groups. The differences occurred in spiritual beliefs, food resources, and social organization. The first group, the woodlands first nations comprised of independent groups who possessed great courage and skills for hunting. The Iroquoians were excellent farmers and had permanent settlements that enabled them to have democratic systems of government. The Huron-Wendat based their leadership on councils that made…

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  • First Nations Community

    The members of Canada’s First Nation’s community are suffering at the hands of our past government and justice system. Looking at the issue of the numerous missing women, high rates of suicide and drug abuse and currently the reconciliation issue of residential schools. The policing of persons belonging to the First Nation community in Canada are not fair nor equal compared to the policing of other Canadians such as Caucasians. “It’s (sic) could be a suicide, accidental, she got drunk and fell…

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  • First Nations Problems

    Canada must help alleviate problems faced by First Nations Greetings, classmates, teachers, fellow Canadians, We have gathered here to discuss how our society has caused many problems that Canada’s Natives face today, such as destroyed lives, endangered cultures and languages, unforeseeable economic future on reserves, and how it silently neglects and lets them struggle in those problems. Canadian history is a great example how we grow as a nation and learn valuable lessons from our previous…

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  • First Nations Schools Essay

    This article seeks to claim the Canadian government hasn’t fulfilled its responsibilities about the First Nations education system and try to ignore their faults. The First Nations education is in crisis because it is poorly funded and cannot catch the provincial schools’ academic achievement. The federal government found this gap between the First Nations schools and the provincial schools but it doesn’t input the same level of financial support, instead, the federal government wants the First…

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  • Reflection On First Nations Studies

    Through the progression of this course, various aspects of history were viewed, in addition to concepts that are still associated to the lives of Aboriginal peoples today. While carrying some previous, biased knowledge on the topics discussed, First Nations Studies allowed the development of many ideas as well as the differing perspectives on each. Via the use of assorted reading selections, tutorial discussions, guest speakers, lectures, and a variety of other forms, I was able to take away a…

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  • First Nations: Implementing Residential Schools

    There is no question that the issues of First Nations weren't a direct result of the injustices that the Canadian government imposed on First Nations by implementing residential schools in an effort to eliminate their culture. In the eyes of the government, they weren't seen as equals and had no say in decisions often the result of misunderstanding the agreements that were signed. First Nation children were taken from their family homes and put into residential schools with the motivation to…

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  • Brief Summary Of Curve Lake First Nations

    of Curve lake first nation; Curve Lake First Nation people are the Mississaugas of the great Anishnaabeg nation. The traditional language spoken by the Anishnaabeg was Anishinaabemowin. The name Anishnaabeg a name made from two parts. The first part of anishaw, which means “spontaneous”. The second part inauawese, which means “human-body”. This together translates to mean “spontaneous man”. The Anishnaabeg did not use a written alphabet. All teaching was done though symbols, pictures and story…

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  • First Nations Rivalry

    Various white nations, including the English, French, and Americans have each fought for the domination of North America. Particularly England and France, whose rivalry in North America stretched over three centuries. Actively present in this rivalry, were First Nations who played a critical role in supporting new settlements and in several wars. First, their support undeniably influenced the survival of new settlements, contributing to the domination of the European powers. For instance, First…

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  • First Nations Women Stereotypes

    dignified manner. Which is why I brought up in our last staff meeting, that calling a First Nations woman a “dirty squaw” is offensive and should not be tolerated especially in a group home where individuals should feel safe and supported. For this reason, I think the group home should inform all residents and staff on why this behaviour needs to change. Educating others on the harmful effects of calling First Nations women “dirty squaws” will eliminate negative stereotypes, empower First…

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