The Canadian Government And Aboriginal People

1958 Words Nov 30th, 2014 8 Pages
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 Canadians health and over all wellbeing today. What is seemed as a means to move forward, I truly believe that the Canadian government has imposed a false reality of what Aboriginal lives resemble. Many Aboriginal Canadian citizens live in poverty, drop out of school, are involved in drug abuse, commit suicide, live in a horrible housing environment, and develop health problems, similar to what society would see in a developing country. Income, history, culture, health, and the community are the societal conditions that determine the wellbeing of all people.

Historical Occurrences and Background
The Royal Proclamation of 1763
The Royal Proclamation is a document that set out guidelines for European settlement of Aboriginal territories…
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