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
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 has been home to Aboriginals for centuries, who play an imperative role in the history of Canada. Culture and tradition have been brought into this country with the help of millions of Aboriginals. Aboriginals have been known to be very strong supporters of their culture, and heritage and take very high importance towards it. They are very traditional people, and have been looking up to their Ancestral ways for centuries. The treaty relationship between Canada and First Nations has caused a rift and a divide amongst each other for many reasons. Although there has been so much history and tension amidst the two, there is always room for improvement. A lot of things can be done to strive towards a positive relationship, starting with accepting the culture of Aboriginals and realizing that it is something they will not be letting go. Secondly, education can play a big role in helping this situation, and bringing more awareness to the situation starting from a young age. (p. 5) Lastly, The rights and freedoms of all people in the country need to be equal and similar. Certain changes can really help the state of the situation but it is a matter of willing to try and see the change that we all want.
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,
Canadian Native Aboriginals Introduction 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
Topic: Has the Canadian government been effective in improving the status of native Canadians. Thesis: Although their were contributions in improving the lifestyles for the native Canadians by the Canadian government the prejudice they faced does not nearly way out of how they were treated through deficient access to health
After the creation of Manitoba was the métis were treated in terrible and cruel ways. Canada was viewed as taking advantage of the métis. After the creation of Manitoba the Europeans believed they were superior to the Metis and many laws were made to just benefit themselves. The métis had tried to obtain scrips which were basically a piece of paper that could be used to certify possession of land or be exchanged for money. The land scrips would allow the Metis to either claim 160 acres of land or sell it for $160. You could also get money scrips that were either $160 or $240. The problem with scrips is that they were frequently stolen which caused major problems for the métis as there weren't any names attached to it which meant it was useable to anyone. At
The Struggle of Canada’s Natives Peoples for Greater Recognition and Autonomy First Nations have the longest history in Canada going back way before the Europeans came and settled. With them, they brought diseases that the Natives were alien to and these diseases killed 90% of the population of Natives. This is where it started, a long road of mistreatment and discrimination towards the Natives.
There are many public lists of murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada. They are the main victims of violations of human rights. This violence is often not an isolated event, a number of Aboriginal women have reported experiencing episodes of violence again and again. According to a 1996
Canadians should feel terrible in the fact that Canadian citizens treat First Nations people terribly, Canadians turn the environment into a vast wasteland and Canada has a horrible economic performance. Firstly, Canadians have treated the First Nations people unfairly. This is evident in the fact that Canadian citizens would take children in First Nations tribes and put them in residential schools where they would be assimilated even though that’s recently cancelled now Canadian still don’t give the First Nations peoples a lot of rights and stick the First Nations people in reserves with horrible living conditions. This is important because Canadians don’t even see First Nations Peoples as equals which is evident in the way that we treat them.
Regarding the assimilation of Aboriginals into Canadian society looking back and seeing the events which have occurred we can see that it was a destructive process for the Aboriginal people inhabiting Canada. Aboriginal children as late as the 1870’s were forcibly taken from their homes without the consent of their families and put in Canadian schools in an effort to integrate them and make them contributing members of society. The process in which the Canadian government did this is a controversial one as the government had displayed a lack of understanding of how this effort would played out and more so it can be said did it intentionally. Canada’s long hate for Aboriginal culture goes back to the country’s early development and it can’t
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
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.
As time went on in Canada, the relationship that the Explorers held with the Natives shifted from one of gratitude and reliance to possessions and liability. As time continued to pass, the relationship and treatment toward First Nations Indians became more hostile and unforgiving and while that relationship is now on the mend, for a good many years the First Nations Canadians were persecuted by the government. Between 1876 and 1950 the way First Nations Indians were regarded by other Canadians shifted, legislation to regulate the activities of First Nations Canadians began in full capacity in 1876, continued in the early 1900’s, and was reformed in the 1950’s.
Native Peoples of Canada The Indian does not exist. It is an imaginary figure, according to Daniel Francis (The Imaginary Indian), invented by Europeans that originated in Columbus's mistake, as he believed he had landed in the East Indies, and developed into fantasy. "Through the prism of white hopes, fears and prejudices, indigenous Americans would be seen to have lost contact with reality and to have become 'Indians'; that is anything non-Natives wanted them to be," (5). Thus they were attributed a wide range of conflicting characteristics, simultaneously seen as noble savages, full of stoicism, the last representatives of a dying race and blood-thirsty warriors, void of emotion and dull-witted, reflecting European