The Inuit’s hunted with sharp sticks, spears and bow and arrow. The housing was made out of long grass and dirt. The houses were Igloos and an underground barrier. Now you know some facts about the Inuit Tribe.
First Nations is a term used to define Aboriginal people in Canada who are not Métis or Inuit. First Nations people are commonly identified by other names, such as Indians, Natives, Native Canadians, and Native Americans. Using any general term almost always involves an explanation as these names can cause problems. After watching the Ted talk I realized having only one viewpoint to a story can limit the ideas we are able to obtain from it. The Ted talk connects with First Nations as it opens our minds allowing us as viewers to get a new perspective on our prior knowledge. This has led me to question what we are being taught about First Nations and whether it’s the truth.
Over the past decades, Aboriginal people (the original people or indigenous occupants of a particular country), have been oppressed by the Canadian society and continue to live under racism resulting in gender/ class oppression. The history of Colonialism, and Capitalism has played a significant role in the construction and impact of how Aborignal people are treated and viewed presently in the Canadian society. The struggles, injustices, prejudice, and discrimination that have plagued Aboriginal peoples for more than three centuries are still grim realities today. The failures of Canada's racist policies toward Aboriginal peoples are reflected in the high levels of unemployment and poor education.
The Natives built and lived in many small teepees, small dwellings, along with massive adobe homes in the woods using the materials they had found among the land
Canada as a nation is known to the world for being loving, courteous, and typically very welcoming of all ethnicities. Nevertheless, the treatment of Canada’s Indigenous population over the past decades, appears to suggest otherwise. Indigenous people have been tormented and oppressed by the Canadian society for hundreds of years and remain to live under discrimination resulting in cultural brutality. This, and more, has caused severe negative cultural consequences, psychological and sociological effects. The history of the seclusion of Indigenous people has played a prominent aspect in the development and impact of how Indigenous people are treated and perceived in today’s society. Unfortunately, our history with respect to the treatment of Indigenous communities is not something in which we should take pride in. The Indian Act of 1876 is an excellent model of how the behavior of racial and cultural superiority attributed to the destruction of Indigenous culture and beliefs. The Indian Act established by the Canadian government is a policy of Aboriginal assimilation which compels Indigenous parents under threat of prosecution to integrate their children into Residential Schools. As a nation, we are reminded by past actions that has prompted the weakening of the identity of Indigenous peoples. Residential schools has also contributed to the annihilation of Indigenous culture which was to kill the Indian in the child by isolating them from the influence of their parents and
The Aboriginal peoples of Canada had gone through many situations to get to where they are today with their education system. Pain, sorrow, doubt, and hope are all feelings brought to mind when thinking about the history and the future of Aboriginal education. By taking a look at the past, anyone can see that the right to education for Aboriginal peoples has been fought about as early as the 1870s. This is still is a pressing issue today. Elder teachings, residential, reserve and post-secondary schools have all been concerning events of the past as well as the present. Though education has improved for the Aboriginal peoples of Canada, there are still many concerns and needs of reconciliation for the past to improve the future.
To many people, Canada exemplifies a country that fulfills human rights and equality being the country of ‘freedom’. However, the Canadian government has distorted certain information including poverty that impacts many Aboriginal individuals daily. In theory, it is impossible to effectively analysis the impact that the past has imposed on Aboriginal people in Canada today. With this being said addressed below are several important historical government actions and legislations such as the Indian Act, Royal Proclamation, force segregation on reserves, and residential schooling impacting Aboriginal Canadians social conditions today. Fundamentally my goal is to address the idea that historical events are a crucial factor impacting Aboriginal
In the 19th century, The Canadian government believed that it was their job to educate the Aboriginal people in Canada. European settlers felt that the aboriginal people were savage, ignorant, and like children needed guidance, and needed to be “civilized”. Ultimately, they wanted to assimilate the Aboriginal people into Canadian and Christian ways of living life in Canada. The Canadian government came up with a policy called “aggressive assimilation” to be taught at industrial schools that would be run by the churches and government funded. They chose children to go to these schools because they are easier to manipulate and mold than the adults and felt that school was the best way to do so. With the hopes of the assimilated children will teach their children their new way of life and that their traditions and culture will diminish or be completely gone in a few generations. In the 1880’s, the government began to construct the residential schools across Canada. Authorities often would take kids from their home, to isolate them from their family and familiar communities. In 1920 is when the Indian Act came in effect where every Aboriginal child was obligated to attend a residential school and it was illegal for them to go to any other institution.
The Canadian native aboriginals are the original indigenous settlers of North Canada in Canada. They are made up of the Inuit, Metis and the First nation. Through archeological evidence old crow flats seem to the earliest known settlement sites for the aboriginals. Other archeological evidence reveals the following characteristics of the Aboriginal culture: ceremonial architecture, permanent settlement, agriculture and complex social hierarchy. A number of treaties and laws have been enacted amongst the First nation and European immigrants throughout Canada. For instance the Aboriginal self-government right was a step to assimilate them in Canadian society. This allows for a chance to manage
Aboriginals are disproportionately overrepresented in provincial and federal jails across Canada is an issue that originates from race alone. Many studies have concluded as well that the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in prisons is caused in part by systemic discrimination against them in the criminal justice system. The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics report: in 2003, Aboriginal people made up 18-20 per cent of all sentenced admissions to jail, but only take up 3.6 per cent of Canada's population (Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, 2004). As statistics accumulate, it is important to note that the overrepresentation of Aboriginals in correctional institutions is connected with a high degree of social context issues. Based
The artwork is different and unique. They made artwork of arctic animals, people, spirits. Like, polar bears, the chief, and the gods they believe in. The housing is also different. They live in igloos, tents, and Inuvialuit houses. Igloos are made of ice. Tents are made of wood and animal hide. Also, Inuvialuit houses are made of wood, dirt, and hides. They also ate different foods. The Inuit ate Hooded Seal, Beluga Whale, Walrus, Narwhal, Caribou, Polar Bear, Musk Oxen, Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, and the Arctic Bird. The Inuit are different.
Before we analyse the data of the health indicators and data in Aboriginal communities, we must recognise the sheer diversity of the Aboriginal peoples in Canada - who are so dispersed across the nation. This this severely limits our interpretation of data on Aboriginal communities as, there is little data on Aboriginal people who do not live on Aboriginal reservations in Canada (Cardwell and Wilson: 2005). Furthermore, the data that is often used in empirical studies of indigenous communities often condense complex data – making it exceptionally difficult to paint an accurate picture of disparities in the Aboriginal population of Canada. Health disparities are the indicators of a disproportionate burden of disease on a particular population. Whereas, health inequities point to the underlying causes of the disparities - which are related to social, economic, cultural, and political inequities (Adelson, 2005: 45). For example, the urban non-Aboriginal population in Canada has a higher level of education and income than the aboriginal population (Cardwell and Wilson: 2012). This is inherently important for improving the health of Aboriginal communities. As, Canada’s indigenous population are often recognised as some of the most disadvantaged and impoverished people in Canada, particularly when compared to the non-Aboriginal people.
For decades, Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families and upraised in poorly funded residential schools throughout Canada. The purpose of this school system was to assimilate Indigenous children into the Canadian society by destroying their native culture. When attending these schools, Aboriginal children also suffered from sexual, physical, psychological, and/or spiritual abuse which had a negative impact on their overall well-being (The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2012). These detrimental events endured by an Indigenous child were portrayed within the novella, Wenjack, written by Joseph Boyden. Throughout the novella, it explores the experiences undergone by a First Nation student, Chanie, whose
Indian: a male of Indian blood who belongs to a particular band, any woman who is or was lawfully married to him, and any child born to him.
The nomadic lifestyle of the Algonquian's included hunting, gathering, and fishing, which was especially hard due to the rugged terrain of the region that frequently experienced heavy snows in the winter and hot and humid summers. While the Inuits hunted and gathered, the Iroquois used the fertile region of St. Lawrence Valley to grow corn, beans, and squash. (Mi'kmaq, Abenaki)