There are many different cultures in different places. But the 2 specific ones we will be comparing today is the Inuit and the American cultures. Most people would think there would be a certain culture in America because most of the people don’t really think about what culture we are but we actually do have a culture in some aspects of our lives. For example we the Americans speak many different languages we speak spanish, english, chinese just about everything we will take anyone regardless of what language they speak.The inuits on the other hand their language is very different they speak Inuktitut which is only one. Here in america like I said we speak multiple. Another thing that is different between our cultures is our economy here
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.
Aboriginal-Canadians have an excessive history of mistreatment and discrimination in Canada. Europeans considered Canada’s First Nations as savages, eventually residential schools were created which in extreme cases were comparable to Prisoner of War camps. According to Evelyn Kallen, “Substandard housing breeding disease and death, closed schools due to lack of teachers, heat, and/or running water are only two examples of continuing, dehumanizing life conditions on many reserves” (198). Although, extensive improvements have been made to reservations and Aboriginal rights, more improvement remains necessary. Allan Blakeney stated, “An important starting point of course, is that Aboriginal people in Canada do not, as a group, occupy high
Canada can be considered one of the most desirable First World Nations to live in however what many people are not aware of is the Third World nation that lives within our borders. Fist Nations people within the Canadian North live in the most extreme poverty often with inadequate access to water due to either a lack or deteriorating infrastructure. The statistics about First Nations water issues are startling and this leads to implications of their quality of life, a disappearing culture and pure lack of serious government intervention. This can be attributed to many things such as Canada’s Aboriginal versus non-Aboriginal and centralists versus decentralists fault lines. If I have learned anything in my life time, it is that people deserve the right to life and that means meeting them at their most basic needs such as providing opportunity in water resources.
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.
Significant health disparities exist between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians. A complex phenomenon is considered as triggering issues that hinder the ability to address this gap. The purpose of this paper is to first, summarized the key issues of the article. Second, explore my personal arguments and finally, provide some recommendation for the implications of the Canadian health care system.
When discussing the Aboriginal quality of life within Canada there are several issues that come to mind, such as health, education, housing and our Canadian-Indigenous relationship (First Ministers And National Aboriginal Leaders, 2005, p. 1). However, many times Canadians neglect to distinguish the root of the issue. While residential schools may be addressed and looked upon historically, the traumas and effects are still particularly palpable for many Indigenous communities. For this reason, it is significant for Canadians to be empathetic towards the underlying issues, for obstacles like Indigenous health to be properly handled. Within this essay, I create an awareness of the impacts of assimilation tactics to Aboriginal communities;
The relationship between the Indigenous people of North America and the monarchies of Western Europe began over three centuries ago after it was realized there was more than fish and fur to be had across the Atlantic Ocean. Indigenous nations inhabited every corner of what is now Canada when France and Britain began to colonize the North East of the continent. Between these European states and many Indigenous nations there was trade, wars fought, treaties written, all of the standard practices of Nation to Nation relationships. Eventually with the defeat of the French imperial power, Britain effectively expanded their empire to include most of North America. The acquirement of those French claimed territories lead to the infamous Royal Proclamation of 1763. From here the relationship between the British Crown and the Aboriginal nations changed monumentally. Today the British Crown has been replaced by the Canadian Crown in Canada, a legally separate entity, as mentioned by Nathan Tidridge (2016) in “The Crown and Indigenous Peoples” (p.1). The relationship between First Nations and Settlers has gone from being between; “Nations and Tribes” (Royal Proclamation of 1763) and the Empire of Britain, to Institutions of the Federal Government (Indian/Indigenous and Northern affairs) and the many First Nations and Inuit Bands of Canada. However; the Proclamation has continued to stand and influence policy and decision making by colonial powers in regard to Aboriginal people in
During the first half of the 20th century the western countries experienced what was called the Great War, commonly known today as the First World War (WWI). There were 330,000 men and women that served (WWI) for Canada, some of whose experiences were very diverse. Aboriginal men who served in the war suffered great inequality because of racism.
As of 2009, racialized Canadians have an employment rate 2.4% higher than non-racialized Canadians. Racialized Canadians are also more likely to make less, earning 81.4 cents for every $1 made by non-racialized Canadians. There is a common belief that Canada contains less racism than their neighbours to the south could be one of the greatest falsehoods of the North American Society today.
I think that the race relationship between the Native and the non- Native Canadians is better now then back then because people are more open to learn, will want to hear all of their story, want to try and involve the Native’s more with non-Native Canadians. First, people want to help and open up the culture when hearing about a Native because they were here before us so I think it would be nice to help them. Also I know that because of a video that I watched most of the students said they want to help and are interested in the culture and think that it is cool. Second, when the Natives were telling their story’s to the students of them started to cry because their parents were in that situation. Also the students liked hearing and doing some
Since the beginning of mankind, nature has played an important role in the growth and development of the given species. More so, it played an even bigger role when talking about the relation between the two ‘Canadian groups,’ natives and white men. Their cultural interaction shifts across the spatial context where people lived, worked and played. Since the late 19th century, the interaction between native Canadians and white middle-class population evolved around social and physical environments surrounding natural spaces, more specifically, parks. In other words, their interaction took place in natural, open spaces. Despite the different historical settings, the communication between the two groups was an active component of the identities and experiences of the Canadian citizen.
Different indigenous people groups had possessed what is presently Canada for a large number of years before European colonization. Starting in the sixteenth century, English and French cases were made on the region, with the state of Canada initially being built up by the French in 1535 amid Jacques Cartier's second voyage to New France. As a result of different clashes, Extraordinary England picked up and lost domains inside English North America until the point that it was left, in the late eighteenth century, with what for the most part geologically involves Canada today. Compliant with the English North America Act, on July 1, 1867, the states of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia joined to shape the semi-self-governing government
Housing connects people to their land and culture. Housing quality, affordability, accessibility, or overcrowded living conditions seriously affect people’s life (Reading and Halseth, 2013; Monk, 2013). Inability to access to decent accommodation may lead to homelessness, which has a direct negative impact on health. Overcrowding may result in increased risk of various diseases, such as cancers through second-hand smoke, tuberculosis, and respiratory diseases as a result of exposure to other ill family members in close confines (Office of the Auditor General of Canada, 2003; CMHC, 2005; Reading and Halseth, 2013). National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) estimated 44 percent of on-reserve homes consist of mold, the reason for the high