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  • Standoff At Oka Analysis

    A nation 's identity not only represents the physical boundaries of the country but also the citizens living within the boundaries. Hesford and Brueggemann explore how the identity of a nation can be portrayed in memorials within "National Gazes: Witnessing Nations", whereas Adam J. Green focuses on investigating the complexities of identity within Canada and the United States through editorial cartoons in his essay "Mapping North America". In Ryan Edwardson 's essay "The Many Lives of Captain Canuck", he instead focuses solely on the struggle for a presentation of Canada that does not depend on American support. I will incorporate all three of these previously stated works into my essay as well as the photograph "Standoff at Oka" as I discuss the lack of Canadian identity and how it negatively impacts all Canadians. Without the creation of a strong national identity Canadians may have difficulty with feeling a sense of belonging, having power, or with connecting to fellow citizens. The photograph that I have chosen to analyze was taken by Shaney Komulainen on September 1, 1990, at the Kanesatake reserve near Oka, Québec during a land dispute standoff that lasted almost two and a half months (100 Photos that Changed Canada 180). The subjects within the picture are Sûreté du Québec officer Patrick Cloutier on the left and Mohawk warrior Brad Laroque on the right with an unknown Mohawk protester also in the background (100 Photos that Changed Canada 180). Cloutier and Laroque…

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  • Indian Act Research Paper

    Despite the mother being of Kahnawake blood, the family is denied acceptance due to the mother deciding to marry out of the tribe, a white man she had met from Texas. This is a prime example of gender discrimination found in the Indian Act, and was highly criticized by Aboriginal women, specifically Jeanette Corbiere, and Yvonne Bedard, who took the Government to court over violation of the Canadian Bill of Rights. Section 12 of the Indian Act states that “a status Indian woman who married a…

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  • Native American Culture And Culture

    saints, that boasted the missionaries achievements, maybe based on some elements of truth, to obtain more money, means and encouraged new conversions, some Indians, especially women, also used this new religion as a way of gaining more autonomy.9 In fact, Roman Catholicism employs female imagery, like the Virgin Mary, that Native women could see as symbols of power. Kateri Tekakwitha is an excellent example of how religious and cultural syncretism could serve both Jesuits and Indian purposes.…

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  • Catherine Tekawitha Character Analysis

    life of Catherine. For example, the Jesuits describe Tekawitha to have lived an isolated life constantly secluding herself from the other natives, but Greer questions the description of Tekawitha’s childhood and believes that this was not possible. Greer states that the Mohawk community and all the other members of the longhouse all work together and live in a very close community. Greer states that Tekawitha along with other native children had duties that must be followed and believes that…

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  • Chapter Summary Of Huck's Theft By Steven Mintz

    salvation from a very early age on. Mintz writes that they "did not sentimentalize childhood; they regarded even newborn infants as potential sinners who contained aggressive and willful impulses that needed to be suppressed". In comparison, Native American children lived a childhood that was relatively free and happy. They were also loved much more affectionately than were their Puritan counterparts. In fact, Mintz starts off chapter one by telling the story of 7-year-old Eunice Williams, who…

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  • Essay On The Unredeemed Captive

    and the further I read into the book I felt I could better grasp John Demos’s outlook and reasoning behind this book. The book starts out with a vivid description of a crisp autumn night ready to turn into turmoil. Setting the tone for the book, John Demos jumps quickly into the chaos between the french and native americans. John Demos used many different methods of writing, argumentive, narrative, etc. His form of writing in the book really stuck out to me as I’ve never experienced a novel…

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  • Essay On The Mohawk Tribe

    reservations grew by 83 percent from 1970 to 2000 due in large part to gaming. During a recent trip to Ballston Spa, NY, I had the opportunity to meet Tom Porter (Sakokwenionkwas-“The One Who Wins). Tom is the founder and presently the spiritual leader of the Kanatsohareke, located in the Mohawk valley. Tom was sub-chief of the Tehanakarine for 21 years. Tom was also Secretary for the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs for eight years. Tom serves as a Medicine Man. Tom works to preserve the Mohawk…

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  • Oka Crisis Analysis

    The media was not only against Indigenous people, but in the 1990s and before there was still a great amount of tension between the Franco-phones and Anglo-phone Canadians. “Robin Philpot argues in Oka: Dernier Alibi du Canada Anglais (Oka: English Canada's Last Alibi) that English-language coverage of the standoffs at Oka and Kahnawake was tainted by anti-Quebec,” potentially caused by the end of the Meech Lake constitutional accord (Wells, 1991). This accord was intended to persuade the…

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  • Bingo Case Study

    These credits have multiple uses and can be use to play a variety of games. Software suite by Microgaming supports games at Casino Classic. Players enjoy playing mobile bingo no deposit bonus games like multi-wheel European roulette, pontoon, Vegas strip, double exposure, pai gow poker, multi-player roulette, triple action Holdem, triple 7’s, poker pursuit etc. The site is licensed with Kahnawake and its audit operations are managed by eCogra. It is one of the oldest casinos established since…

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  • Racial Dichotomy

    can have a positive connotation. […] Pan-Indian term arose from anthropology, is not an indigenous term, no indigenous groups use the word to describe themselves, Indian vernacular or indigenous are more common that Pan-Indianism […] the word Pan-Indian, has a lot of intellectual western background. (2015) Kiara M. Vigi, Dakota and Apache explained the risks of of homogenizing representation: “ it refers to working across different nations […] they are not talking about the term in the way…

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