Canada Is A Country Of Many Nations That Have Come Together

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Canada is a country of many nations that have come together to form as one. Throughout Canada’s time there has been discrimination of several races, however, the First Nations people of Canada have had particular discrimination. First Nations people have been treated poorly and against their will, especially concerning that they were the original people of the land who welcomed those from across the seas. Canada boasts to have one of the greatest healthcare systems in the world with a high life expectancy for both men and women. The rights of Canadian citizens pertaining to health is stated in the Canada Health Act; this act claims the universality of healthcare and that each province “must entitle one hundred per cent of the insured…show more content…
In these situations stereotypes are commonly created and held over individuals who are part of that race: such as the “drunk Indian.” This particular stereotype of the drunk Indian has taken away some of the privileges that Aboriginals should be granted as a result of being placed into a box. Another factor to this stereotype is due to individualism and people creating their ideas of “personal responsibility”; society has come to believe that alcoholism has become a part of Aboriginal’s genetic makeup and is not a result of society, but rather their personal problem (Tang 118). In consequence, this stereotype has often be used as the lens that society wears while considering the issue of alcoholism for many Aboriginals. Tang gives an example of discrimination that a man felt when he visited the hospital; however, he emphasized that he does not share these examples with the intention to scold or put down healthcare providers but rather emphasize the experience the patient had: Patient: You know what happened? I came here [name of the first ED he went to] one night, I had a really bad headache. One of the ladies even told me, she said ‘Tom (pseudonym), you looked like you were drunk.’ I said, ‘I know, I wasn’t drunk though,’ it was so bad that I was puking and everything. So I came here [name of first hospital], and they didn’t believe
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