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    First Nations is the name used by Canada ’s Aboriginal or indigenous people‚ which refer to Indian people and may sometimes‚ include the Metis and Inuit. Terminology referring to Aboriginal or Native people is complex and is not always what Aboriginal persons would call them. The term "Indian" is defined as either a member of any of the Aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere (but excluding the Inuit and the Métis)‚ or in the legal sense of the Indian Act. The term "Inuit‚" replacing the term

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    BC First Nations Studies 12 Terms‚ Names and Events Terms: Aboriginal title--- ownership Adze--- a tool for cutting away the surface of wood‚ like an axe with an arched blade at right angles to the handle Artifact--- an object made by humans Camas bulbs--- a member of the lily family‚ has a blue flower and a sizable bulb that was traditionally a staple food item for FN Capitalism--- an economic system in which private wealth or capital is invested to produce and distribute goods at a profit

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    the European people‚ First Nations people have suffered from disease‚ famine and assimilation policies put forth by the government. Contact with the Europeans has resulted in the fur trade‚ treaties and reservations. These European concepts had created illness‚ death‚ famine and poor well-being for many First Nations people. During the fur trade‚ European people brought diseases that First Nations people had never been exposed to which resulted in many deaths among First Nations communities. The fur

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    The First Nation Modern historians believe that Aboriginals came from Asia about 30 000 years ago. Many of the Aboriginals colonized in Australia but some of them also settled in Canada while other chose to continue to the south. They lived in every region of the country. To survive Canada’s rough climate they needed to rely on each other‚ to share and respect the environment. At the time of European contact‚ they had developed clear nations throughout what is now Canada with a total population

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    into the minority and oppressed? Specifically‚ how are First Nations women vulnerable to multiple prejudices? What are the origins of prejudice & oppression experienced by First Nations women in Canada‚  how has this prejudice been maintained‚ what is its impact and how can it best be addressed? Ever since the late 1400’s when the European discovered North America they brought along with them a practice of domination leaving the first nation people with very little rights forcing them to stand

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    First Nations and the Justice System First Nations are badly represented within our current justice system. They face a forced environment that does not represent their needs. Many of the problems that First Nations peoples face with respect to the justice system are influenced by their historical place in native and early in Canada. The first European settlers view of land ownership was a lot different from the Aboriginal theory that all things are related and development is viewed as circling

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    of First Nations and Canadian Populations GCG1D Part 1: Population Pyramid Analysis b) Based on the percentages from the chart‚ First Nations’ dependency load is 39% compared to Canada’s dependency load of 25%. The First Nations has a higher dependency load because more of their population is under the working age. The percent of children in First Nations is almost two and a half times higher than Canada. The percentage of working class and older adults is roughly the same for First Nations

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    Professor Michelle Segu November 29‚ 2011 Canada is a nation built upon legislation that not only believed there would be no future in society for its First Nation peoples‚ but specifically created colonial policies that would ensure that this future become reality through the process of assimilation. These policies were created without First Nation input in an in effort to destroy First Nation culture and were used to undermine First Nation treaty rights especially with regard to land distributions

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    basic rights that those in developing nations would consider a privilege. A healthy living environment‚ with access to safe and clean food and water resources‚ is something that Canadians are generally guaranteed. Most of the nation’s citizens have never felt an injustice being committed against them with regards to unequal safe resource distribution. However‚ environmental injustice does in fact exist in Canada‚ and is most visible among the country’s First Nations populations. Environmental injustice

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    During the times when the Europeans were colonizing throughout Canada‚ they were looking to co-exist with First Nations people. After treaties were made in Eastern Canada‚ treaties between the Crown and Aboriginal people were beginning to be negotiated from 1871 to 1921 throughout western Canada. The treaties were solemn agreements that would benefit both parties. Many First Nation leaders agreed to the treaties because times were changing and so in order to adapt‚ they negotiated what they thought

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    Suicide in Canadian First Nations Suicide is intentionally causing your own death out of despair. It is considered a behavior and may result from a form of mental illness‚ but is not classified as a distinct psychiatric disorder. It can stem from different factors such as personal‚ social‚ financial or historical well-being. ("Mental health and wellness‚" 2013) According to STATS Canada‚ suicide is the leading cause of death among Canadian aboriginals between youth and adults under 44 years old

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    Crown ‚ First Nation‚ Federal Meeting This essay is in regard to the issues being brought forth to the Crown and Canadian Government by the First Nations in Canada. On the issue of the amended Bill c 45 this bill had gotten the attention to natives across Canada because it was directly affecting the environment and infringing upon aboriginal treaty rights.The treaties are protected by the Crown under the Royal Proclamation of 1763 ‚ this proclamation states that the First Nations in Canada

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    First Nations in Special Interest Groups First Nations Peoples‚ more than other Canadians‚ may have a vested interest in pursuing or joining an interest/pressure group. The needs and demands of particular First Nations are often not met by those who govern them. They have constant issues with regards to natural resources‚ interpretation of treaty‚ and funding from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada‚ just to name a few. These issues‚ among others are taking place at not only the provincial

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    Alam‚ H. (2016‚ September 26). B.C. First Nations grand chief absent from royal ceremony in protest. Toronto Star. Retrieved from https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/09/26/royal-ceremony-snubbed-by-bc-first-nations-grand-chief.html In this newspaper article‚ the author emphasizes the fact that the B.C. First Nations grand chief‚ Stewart Phillip‚ has recently declined to participate in a royal ceremony. This was done as an act of protest from the grand chief‚ with his argument being that

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    Oppression among First Nations peoples in Canada The detrimental enforcement of colonialism sparked an era of oppression that has altered‚ even destroyed years of cultural and spiritual traditions by creating a forced lifestyle that changed the face of First Nations peoples forever. Forced European culture resulted in the diminishing of Firsts Nations values and rights. A cycle of social‚ physical‚ and spiritual obliteration resulted from the dispossession of First Nations lands and the implementation

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    Different Aspects of the Assimilation of First Nations When European settlers moved to Canada‚ they found out that the land was shared by the Native people. As the new Euro-Canadian society started to thrive‚ the British Crown needed First Nations’ traditional lands and the First Nations needed the Crown’s assistance. After Confederation in 1867‚ the Treaties were signed and the two very different cultures created a relationship. However‚ along with the treaties‚ another goal was put in place

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    Which came firstnation or state? First of all‚ let’s find out the definition of two words. A nation is a population with the same custom‚ tradition and culture. A state‚ or country‚ which is a government structure‚ has defined borders and territory. In “The Theory of the State‚” the author‚ a German political scientist‚ J.K.Bluntschli‚ said a nation has eight idiosyncrasies. The same language‚ the same belief‚ the same culture and custom are four items I agree with. In history‚ due to neighboring

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    How did the residential school affect Canada’s First Nations people? In Canadian history‚ there are a lot of interesting events happened in the past. Some of them are events that are proudly presented such as Battle of Vimy Ridge‚ Canadian peace keeper and others. On the other hand‚ there are also a lot of tragedy events that happened in the past. Indian Act is one of an important act which occurred in 1876 and it led to establishment of Indian residential school‚ and the Indian residential school

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    How does the Indian Act continue to regulate First Nations peoples‚ their identities and nationhood in Canada? Ever since it was passed in 1876‚ the Indian Act has stirred negative feedback. It is a paternalistic and intrusive piece of legislature that essentially controls the political and day-to-day lives of the First Nations people. It is an Aboriginal versus white struggle that has lasted for more than a century. But now this is not entirely true. The indigenous communities of Canada have internalized

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    Founding Nations Canada was not founded by two nations. Canada was founded by many different cultures. When Canada started‚ I feel as if there were four different lifestyles and cultures that started Canada’s traditions and lifestyles. One of the main founding nations of Canada is the French. The French people of Quebec specifically. This French community led a different lifestyle and had a different culture and from the French Acadians. The French speaking people of Quebec lived out their lives

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