Inequalities of Aboriginal Canadians

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Disparities and Inequalities
Case Study: Aboriginals in Canada

Explain why disparities and inequities occur with countries resulting from the following:

| |Reason / Cause for Disparity / Inequity |Data / Statistical Evidence | |Ethnicity |European settles in North America wanted to devastate Aboriginal culture |Schools began in 1920’s and ended in the 1980’s | | |Residential Schools very effective in eradicating culture and identity to|Barely learned any actual education (many had difficulty reading after leaving schools) | | |become “true” Canadians |Experienced serious emotional, physical and sexual abuse | | | |Today, there is little to no study of Aboriginal history in schools across Canada | | | |Canadian studies still claim there is no social divide, and there are groups focused on helping them (Department | | | |of Indian and Northern Affairs Development (DIAND) and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)) | | | |First nations living conditions or quality of life ranks 63rd amongst 3rd world countries | | | | | | | | | | | | | |Residence |•         In Urban Poverty in Canada: A Statistical Profile (CCSD, 2000),|Late 1800’s Canadian government and churches removed Aboriginal children from their homes and placed them in | | |evidence from 1996 Census data showed that Aboriginal peoples in urban |Residential Schools (also known as Industrial Schools) | | |areas were more than twice as likely to live in poverty as non-Aboriginal| | | |people. |Canada has dropped from first to eighty as the best | | |•         On average, 55.6% of Aboriginal people living in Canadian |country in the world to live primarily due to housing and | |...
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