Writing Indigenous stories takes us to a culturally risky space where writers can write and own stories to which they have no claim, no connection and no obligation (Janke, 2009).
Ethics Awareness Inventory, 2012. A Guide to Personal Awareness of Your Ethical Perspective and Style. Retrieved from https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/Vendors/TWI/EA
Our country of Canada has a dark past. First Nations and Indigenous people in Canada were oppressed to the point where people now refer to what happened to them over 150 years as a cultural genocide. In this essay, I will attempt to explain the media’s coverage on the oppression that Indigenous people have faced, and why media coverage was so rare prior to this year. I will do this by looking in detail at three scholarly articles, five newspaper articles, and a YouTube video.
“These folks have been victimized twice. Once when their daughters, their sisters, their mothers have gone missing. And then, a second time when the justice system has utterly failed them in the pursuit of the justice they so rightly deserve. There can be no solution until we get to the truth in the heart of the matter, that this is a complex issue. The sources of this violence against Aboriginal women and girls is complex, but it… there’s no possibility of finding those solutions unless we actually have the truth on the table. And the resistance from this government time and time again, to have the courage and the leadership to approach this conversation and find that truth… is yet a third victimization of these families” (Pope C. & Smiley M., 2015)
The issue of violence against Aboriginal women is my chosen subtopic that strongly contributes to the history of Aboriginal women’s struggle for rights and identity in Canada. To search relevant newspaper articles for this topic, the databases that were used were Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, as well as Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies. The reason these two databases were chosen was because Canadian Newsstand offered articles from multiple newspapers in the country, therefore providing me with diverse news in different provinces other than Ontario. The article I obtained from Canadian Newsstand was Canada Called on to Stop Violence Against Aboriginal Women from the Leader Post newspaper in Saskatchewan. Lexis Nexus provided one article I
Not only do Indigenous women face more frequent incidence of violence, the violence is also much more severe. A recent Statistics Canada report suggests that the national homicide rate for Indigenous women is at least seven times higher than for non-Indigenous women. British Columbia accounts for 160 of the cases Native Woman Association of Canada documented by March 2010, more than a quarter of the total, of which 63 percent are murder cases. With 49 percent of its murder cases unsolved, British Columbia has the highest percentage of unsolved murders of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. (Golosky, 2013). As a result, there is a great deal of fear within the Aboriginal community. The problem haunts Aboriginal communities across the country because policy-makers have not made the changes necessary to deal with the epidemic of violence against Aboriginal women. In Saskatchewan alone, some 61 Aboriginal women and girls were counted as missing or murdered as of 2010. (Golosky, 2013) “For many Regina women, the murder of Pamela George in the late 1990s was a turning point in addressing racism and sexism. George, a 28-year-old mother of two, was sexually assaulted and beaten to death by two university students. During the trial, the judge referred to George as “only a prostitute.” (Leddy, L.2016).The two
Journalists are required to hold up certain ethical and legal responsibilities while on the job. They are not supposed to have conflicts of interest, can not trespass, have to minimize harm, avoid invasion of privacy, etc. While watching, “State of Play” we constantly see Cal McCaffrey, a journalist for the Washington Globe and the main character, break ethical and legal responsibilities that journalists are supposed to hold up. Specifically, he trespasses, has a huge conflict of interest, and invades the privacy of others.
Ethics are defined as “a set of moral principles and perceptions about right versus wrong and the resulting philosophy of conduct that is practiced by an individual, group, profession, or culture” (Barker, 2001, p. 159). In the field
Giangrande (1990) often relies on an emotional appeal of individual members of tribes, which show the abuse of indigenous peoples in a white Canadian society. Certainly, Giangrande is a journalist that gets does direct interviews with indigenous peoples , which reveals a pattern of logos in data collecting methodology. However, these interviews are based on “individual accounts” of indigenous rights
Women no matter where they are in the world are too often victims of violence. They face higher rates than men both if it is sexual assault, stalking, or severe spousal abuse and usually the results are that women will end up extremely injured or dead. With young women suffering the highest rates of violence, Aboriginal women in particular face an increased risk of violence compared to non-Aboriginal women. Aboriginal women in Canada are three times more likely to experience crucial and severe violence compared to non-Aboriginal women. Most of these women end up missing and murdered. The predicaments of missing and murdered Aboriginal women has brought tremendous pain and suffering in homes, in families and throughout Aboriginal communities. Many sources and factors have contributed to hindering solving this issue. Media and discrimination have long been known to have played a huge role in this tragedy.
In fact, this issue is such a big one that five of the eight analyzed news reports dealt with it. The Globe and Mail is currently investigating the large number of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada so a fair number of their articles are focused on the issue. In Grant’s news report she looks at the effect that human trafficking has had on the murdered and missing women. She reported on the interviews conducted by the Globe on victims of trafficking and the courage and strength that it took for them to share their experiences, even mentioning that a few of them withheld their names out of fear of reprisals (Grant, 2016, para. 8). This report is fully backed up by the research done by Kuokkanen. One of the major themes of her article on the violence experienced by Aboriginal women in Canada and Sami women in Scandinavia was the fear that women deal when considering going public about the violence. Kuokkanen (2014) writes, “There are also obstacles related to the small size of the community such as a lack of privacy, fear of ostracism, intimidation and humiliation through gossip.” (para. 14). Clearly, the fear and stigma surrounding violence against women is an issue that both the media and academia are aware of. This theme was also touched on in “Ontario pledges $100-million to end violence against indigenous women”. This short article
Encoding is the likelihood that that mass media will report information in a way that will be easier for the readers to understand. In order to do this effectively, the author may have to leave some details out or add extra details that have little significance. The process of encoding is often argued to correspond with an interest in strengthening the stigma attached to the minority population in the report. This is illustrated in the murdering of Lee Bonneau when the report discusses how both Derek and Lee lived in a First Nation community. The report discusses the particular First Nations community and the lifestyles that pertained in the community. This illustrates encoding by putting emphasis on the First Nations ethnicity and their
For this ethics project, our group was well organized and could manage to split the work equally, while easily guiding through discussion to come to terms with our final decision. On our original Nolan Ryan ethical worksheets, four members of our group chose not to have Brian return the card; however there were three group members who thought it was ethical to give the card back. Elle Fillafer, Olivia Forster, Faisal Almadi, and Khalid AlShehry were group members who, after analyzing the case and weighing ethical theories, decided that Brian should be able to keep the card due to a fair purchase. However, Saralyn Jewell, Claire Mclntyre, and LaDiah Davis were members of our group that believed that the ethical decision was to have Brian return
Build a mirror CRM production system over the next two weeks so that a rebuilding of the main CRM system could occur to plug security holes and assure that another DoS attack would not be successful.