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  • First Nations - 516 Words
    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...
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  • First Nation - 960 Words
    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...
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  • The First Nation - 1177 Words
    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...
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  • Canadian first nation - 1018 Words
    Canadian First Nation Assimilation The definition of Multiculturalism is that the belief that it is important and good to include people or ideas from many different countries, races, or religions in my dictionary. (Genuius English Dictionary) This is not the only and right definition, but generally, Multiculturalism allows diversity of culture. Advance of internet and the economy, modern people have more opportunity to meet people from other countries than before because of advance of...
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  • Canada's Policy of First Nations
    1969 White Paper: The Citizens Plus Challenge Indg 201 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...
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  • First Nations Essay - 1239 Words
     First Nations The role of the First Nations in the Canadian Society of the 21st Century With over 630 recognized Indian governments and a population of nearly 700,000 the First Nations form an important part in the Canadian society. Since they first settled to Canada more than 12,000 years ago they have tried to keep up their own culture including heroic legends, impressive art and ancient languages. From the very...
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  • Geography- First Nations Notes
    Demographics Assignment: Analysis 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...
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  • Christianity and First Nations - 954 Words
    The Power of Christianity and Aboriginal People Christianity is one of the most popular religions in the world; with about 2.1 billion followers worldwide this religion is the dominant amongst all others. It was not until the fifteenth century that Christianity was essentially a European phenomenon. The teachings of Jesus Christ flourished throughout the European society and the lands that they conquered (Religion: Christianity). They took their beliefs and forced it on the Indigenous people...
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  • Oppression of First Nation People
    How is it that the indigenous of Canada transpire 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...
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  • the first nation people - 830 Words
    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...
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  • First nation discrimination in the workplace
     FIRST NATION DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE BY ANNA PETRICK TEACHER LARA FIRST NATION DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE A heart knows no skin color. (Chief Dan George) Prejudice in Canada dates back to the beginnings of its settlement. It can be seen in the relations between Aboriginal peoples and European colonizers that arose in the 17th and 18th centuries. The European view of Aboriginal peoples was complex and ambivalent, ranging from seeing them as “noble...
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  • First Nations in Special Interest Groups
    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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  • Misrepresentation of Canadian First Nations People
    One can argue that the 2010 Olympics committee has edited and re-packaged native culture — which has also been ripped out of its traditional contexts. The Committee is highlighting Arctic indigenous imagery — yet Vancouver, the centre of the Games, is a temperate city. Arctic indigenous peoples did not live there — or on the nearby Whistler and Cypress mountains, where some Olympic events will be held. Other BC First Nations tribes who did live in that area of British Columbia also were not...
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  • Crown Federal Government and First Nations
    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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  • Different Aspects of the Assimilation of First Nations in Canada
    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...
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  • Oppression among First Nation People: Canada
    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...
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  • Indigenous Knowledge Amd Pedagogy in First Nations Education: Abstract( Marie Battiste)
    Name: Suzanne Claveau Date: October 10, 2012 Author: Marie Battiste Title: ‘’ Indigenous Knowledge and Pedagogy in First Nations Education A Literature Review with Recommendations.’’ Marie Battiste, director of the Apamuwek Institute, in partnership with the Canadian...
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  • How did the residential school affect Canada’s First Nations people?
     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...
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  • Indigenous Human Rights: an Overview of the Present Condition of First Nation Toward Education
    Indigenous Human Rights: an Overview of the Present Condition of First Nation toward Education Every part of the world has indigenous people whose rights have been deprived. In the beginning, they have free access of the land they inhabit and possess all valuable resources within it but after a contact with European and/or American colonization, they struggle to live freely because of the self-centered actions of these colonizers. One of these indigenous people are the first people of Canada,...
    1,796 Words | 5 Pages
  • How Does the Indian Act Continue to Regulate First Nations Peoples
    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...
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  • First European Exploration and Exploitation
    At the time the first European explorers and conquerors were following in the wake of Columbus's voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, some 200,000 indigenous people were living in North America east of the Mississippi River. One loose confederation of tribes, the Algonquins, controlled a large region stretching from Canada southward into the Ohio Valley. The Iroquois League dominated the middle Atlantic region and contended with tribes of the Algonquin nation for domination in parts of the Ohio...
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  • Elders' Teachings in the Twenty First Centuryy
    ELDERS' TEACHINGS IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY In the last quarter of the twentieth century, a small number of Elders rooted in their cultures had become appealing to knowledge-seekers from all over. As their stories were told, these Elders reached iconic status. With the passing of this generation, we have entered into a transition period characterized by uncertainty of the new messengers and their validity (Castellano-Brant, 2011). This paper will talk about the areas of viewing the...
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  • Essay 3 - 417 Words
    This boat is my boat Local foreign policy Marketing Drew Hayden Taylor’s “This Boat Is My Boat” and Naomi Klein’s “Local Foreign Policy” are similar in several ways as both essays talk about marketing. Despite the fact that the authors of the stories are from different regions of the world, the message that is sent in their essays is about exploitation. As a result, in both essays, the authors talked about the exploitation, the history of the products and the solutions. To begin with, the...
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  • A Study of Aboriginal Youth Gangs
    1960-1970 | Timeline | | [Type the author name] | 11/2/2011 | Table of Contents Introduction......................................................................................................................................3 1960: Lost Children.........................................................................................................................3 1960-1962: Political...
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  • Idle No More - 1698 Words
    Idle No More By: Tessa Lavallee To: Mr. Kirkpatrick Date: May 7th In this 1500 word essay I thought that I would talk about what has been one of the top talks in Canada for the last couple of months, Idle No More. Idle No More is an ongoing protest movement originating among the Aboriginal peoples in Canada comprising the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and their non-Aboriginal supporters in Canada, and to a lesser extent, internationally. It has consisted of a number of political...
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  • Aboriginal - 962 Words
    Aboriginal Rights Imagine coming home one day and finding a complete set of strangers. Not only do they expect you to share everything like it’s theirs but they expect you to let them take control of your household. Now many of you may view this situation as absurd, however this is exactly what happened to the Aboriginal people of Canada 400 years ago when the European settlers came. Their traditional ways of life, culture, and religion were taken away from them. Yet the Canadian government...
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  • Drake - 266 Words
    Canadian culture is the commercial products and cultural activities that display the interests or likings of the general population in Canada. Culture can be explained as the artistic, musical, social, and political aspects of a country. Canada has many different and unique individuals that help collaboratively frame Canadian culture. Most of the media in Canada has a very interesting way of being produced. The Canadian government has made many policies and guidelines to attempt and...
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  • Residential School - 867 Words
    Residential School What if I told you that you couldn’t speak your native language because you had to learn mine. Hi my name is Chelsea Sylliboy and I’m going to be talking to you about residential school. I’ll be giving you a brief history, life at the schools and what the after effects were/are. What is a residential school and how did it begin? In the 19th century, the Canadian government believed it was responsible for educating and caring for the country's aboriginal people....
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  • Execution of Riel - 1231 Words
    The execution of Riel is an extremely controversial event. Some say that Riel is a villain, who tried to disrupt the peace that had been established. However, Riel is a true hero, standing up for the rights of the Metis and First Nations people. Through various actions he would take during the course of his life, he would preserve the traditional way of life of the Metis and ensure that they had a place in the Dominion of Canada. Everything began with the arrival of the surveyors. Due to the...
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  • aboriginal rights summary - 574 Words
    Name: September 11, 2014 "Residential Schools" Summary The Canadian government wanted to assimilate natives in by putting native children in residential schools. The Canadian government contacted churches to set up residential schools and provided them with funding, land and equipment. In 1884, the government passed the Indian Act, which made it mandatory for all native children under the age of 16 to attend residential schools. During the time between 1890 to 1970's, when residential...
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  • Lolololol - 20109 Words
    EDUC 8Y29 Social Studies Unit Plan: First Nations People and Early European Explorers Camille Rutherford Karen Baulke 3145794 Meghan Brien 3729134 Lisa Crewe 2205557 Tammy Guiler 3744158 Carli Rota 3732757 Due Date: Thursday, February, 22, 2007 Table of Contents Unit Plan Overview 3 Lesson Summaries 4 Lesson # 2 – Introductory/Pre Contact (3 periods) 6 Lesson # 3 – European Explorers - Vikings (1...
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  • Indian Residential Schools - 680 Words
    Indian Residential Schools INTRO How many of you guys have heard about Indian residential schools? Probably not a lot of you. This is a topic you probably haven’t discussed before, but it’s a topic I believe everyone should be educated about and informed on. For about 100 years, the government removed Aboriginal children from their homes and placed them in residential schools in an attempt to make them "Canadian." In very strict and often violent environments, children were denied regular...
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  • The Single Story - 550 Words
    One of the major problems of the single story is the fact that it is singular; it is a story that does not have any other perspectives or opinions within it, other than the European perspective, that is. When you hear the European accounts of the Aboriginals' role in First Contact, like many of us have, it is automatically understood as correct, unbiased, and as the one and only side of the event. But, is it really? Let’s take a look: On one hand, the Europeans were doing a good thing,...
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  • A Residential School Legacy - 1002 Words
    A Residential School Legacy From the late 1800s to the 1980s, more than 100,000 First Nations children in Canada attended residential schools (Llewellyn, 2008, p. 258).2 To attend these schools, children were taken away from their families and communities. At the schools, the children suffered from emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual abuse (Steckley & Cummins, 2001, p. 191). The worst abuses were often used as punishment for speaking their indigenous languages (Petten, 2007, p. 22)....
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  • Collective Rights - 989 Words
    * Collective rights are rights Canadians hold because they belong to one of several groups in society. They are rights held by groups (peoples) in Canadian society that are recognized and protected by Canada’s constitution. Those groups include Aboriginals, Francophone and Anglophones. Treaty 6, 7, 8 states that the aboriginals could have health care, education, hunting and fishing rights, reserves, farming assistance, payments annuities, and special benefits. All in return for the first...
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  • Strength of Indian Heritage - 1211 Words
    Annotative Summary A: Strength of Indian Heritage The article on “Indian Tradition Helps Shed ‘Drunk Town’ Image” has underlying issues regarding the strength of “native” heritage. Residential schools of the 1800’s did a good job of suppressing the language, heritage, land, and spirit of native people of North America. In supressing these aspects of a culture, the factors that sustain a race’s cultural prevalence are weakened. Prime Minister Stephen Harper admitted in his 2008 formal apology...
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  • Article Review - “the Indian View of the 1885 Uprising.”
    Stonechild, Blair. “The Indian View of the 1885 Uprising.” Readings in Canadian History: Post Confederation. Ed. R.D. Francis and D. B. Smith. Toronto: Nelson, Thompson Learning, 2002. 62-74. The 1885 Uprising is one of the defining moments in Canadian Aboriginal Peoples’ history. Though the historical account of this series of events, which led to the prosecution of many Aboriginal leaders, seems to be biased from both the official reports and Stonechild’s account, the political...
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  • Indian Horse - 1114 Words
    April 15, 2014 English 30-1 Indian Horse “Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” Adversity implies difficulties, trouble and misfortune as it tests the potential of man and strengthens his spirit of self confidence. In the novel Indian Horse written by Richard Wagamese there are many circumstances where the main character Saul is forced to overcome the adversity in...
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  • Culture and Cuicine in Canada - 1483 Words
    Canadian Culture: The Northern Mosaic Canada is one of two countries located in North America and is the second largest country in the world. It is situated just north of the United States and constitutes the northern part of the country, excluding Alaska. Over the years Canada's culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, mainly that of the French and British. Canadian culture has also been influenced by the countries' first people, the Aboriginals, as well as the newer...
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  • The Genocide of the Native Culture - 2236 Words
    The Genocide of the Native Culture The thinking of a dominant white society and the savageness of Native culture is the background of the on-going struggle against cultural genocide of First Nations people all across Canada. The first European settlers in Canada viewed the inhabiting First Nations people as uncivilized, and they felt that they needed to be educated in their “civilized” ways. This thinking started the cultural genocide of the Native culture. This paper will focus on the ways in...
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  • Potlatch - 364 Words
    Potlatch * What is a potlatch? * A potlatch is an important celebration/ceremony for the First Nations people. A potlatch has many purposes: to reinforce status in a community, to mourn the deceased ones, to celebrate marriage, to raise a totem pole, to name chiefs and pass special privileges and responsibilities with them. The main purpose of a potlatch is to share wealth and witness important/significant events. * A potlatch also consists feasting, singing, dancing, and gift...
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  • Aboriginal Self Government - 1794 Words
    Assignment: 1 Aboriginal Self Government Aboriginal self-government is a long standing issue that continues to be a struggle for the First Nations People. To truly understand the scope of Aboriginal self-government within First Nations communities, more effort is needed to understand the legislative system that runs Canada. This issue of self-governance has been very destructive in First Nations communities. After signing the Treaties, First Nations People was...
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  • The Medicine Wheel - 1071 Words
    “In Native American Spirituality, the medicine wheel represents harmony and connections and is considered a major symbol of peaceful interactions among all living beings on earth” (“Medicine Wheel”, 2013, p. 1). The medicine wheel has been used for many generations of various American native tribes and are still used today in the Native American spirituality. In an interview with an aboriginal woman B.C, B.C stated “the wheel has been passed down from generation from generation and the meaning...
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  • Collective Rights - 955 Words
    | Collective Rights Mini-Handbook | | | Created by Katrina Navarro | Grade 9A | | Define Collective Rights * Collective rights are rights Canadians hold because they belong to one of several groups in society. They are rights held by groups (peoples) in Canadian society that are recognized and protected by Canada’s constitution. Those groups include Aboriginals, Francophones and Anglophones. * Collective rights are different than individual rights. Every Canadian...
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  • Oka Crisis vs Idle No More comparative essay
    During recent years the voices from First Nations have become louder in expressing their own solutions to the problems that have plagued their people since contact with the Europeans (Kalant, 3). Examining two recent cases this essay will look specifically at The Oka Crisis and Idle No More. It will highlight that not since the Oka crisis has an issue polarized our country more so than the Idle No More movement and the plight of First Nations people. By comparing and contrasting the two, the...
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  • Metis Struggle for Self Identification
    One of the most contentious issues in Canada's history is that of the Metis. Some people feel this unique group of people does not deserve any sort of recognition, whereas others believe their unique history and culture is something to be recognized and cherished. The history of the Metis people is filled with struggle; not only struggles against other powers, but also a struggle for self-identification. Despite strong opposition, the Metis people of Canada have matured as a political force...
    3,732 Words | 10 Pages
  • Indian Act - 8799 Words
    Title: Out in the open: elected female leadership in Canada's first nations community Author(s): Cora Voyageur Source: Canadian Review of Sociology. Canadian Review of Sociology. 48.1 (Feb. 2011): p67. Document Type: Report Abstract: The Indian Act banned women from elected leadership positions in reserve politics in Canada until 1951. This paper locates women in reserve politics and provides an analysis of the First Nations women who served as chiefs and councilors across Canada. Amy...
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  • Canada 1900 - 2908 Words
    First Nation • A term used in place of “Indian band / nation” Pre-WW1 • Many Aboriginal peoples found themselves increasingly displaced as immigration increases in Canada • Illness and disease were becoming problems – Aboriginal populations were declining • Federal government’s policy of assimilation was being carried out through use of the residential school system, enforced farming, and reserve system o Residential schools had been set up under the 1876 InAct because the Act stated...
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  • terrorism - 431 Words
    -Poundmaker was born in 1842 near Battleford Saskatchewan. - His native name was Pitikwahanapiwiyin but he was better known as Poundmaker. - His father’s name was SīkÙkwayān (Skunk Skin), a Stony Indian and his mother was mixed blood. - His uncle was Chief Mistawāsis (Big Child). - He was adopted by Chief Crowfoot of the Blackfoot tribe when he was 30 years old because he lost his son in a raid of a Cree camp. -Crowfoot gave Poundmaker a Blackfoot name Makoyi-koh-kin (Wolf Thin Legs). -...
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  • The Sixties Scoop in Canada - 4143 Words
    Critical Social Work School of Social Work University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ont. Canada N9B 3P4 Email: cswedit@uwindsor.ca Website: http://www.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/ Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information can be found at: http://uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork The online version of this article can be found at at: http://uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/the...
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  • Aboriginal Resistance - 1359 Words
    Puthiyaveetil, Sreerag Aboriginal Resistance Maximum hatred can be caused from an insignificant reason, and racism is one of the main reasons that plays a role in the distrust between people. The Aboriginals and the governments around the world have been constantly fighting for many centuries and they are still fighting today. Moreover, the Aboriginals created...
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  • Residential Schools - 912 Words
     Residential Schools Basma Dhaw GENE 48 – 101 Michelle A. LaMarche November 4, 2014 Residential Schools In the 19th Century, what was the punishment of the crime for being born Native? “It is clear that the schools have been, arguably, the most damaging of the many elements of Canada’s colonization of this land’s original peoples and, as their consequences still affect the lives of Aboriginal people today, they remain so.”—John S. Milloy, A National Crime The First Nation people...
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  • Residential Schools - 753 Words
    In the 19th century the Canadian government believed it was responsible for educating and caring for the country’s aboriginal people. It though that native peoples best chance for success was to adopt Christianity and Canadian customs. Thus, in 1857 the Gradual Civilization Act was passed to assimilate natives. Children were the main targets, because it was believed that it would be easier to mould a young child as opposed to an adult. By assimilating the aboriginal children into the lower...
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  • Aboriginal Study - 859 Words
    What is a residential school? In the 19th century, the Canadian government believed it was responsible for educating and caring for the country's aboriginal people. It thought their best chance for success was to learn English and adopt Christianity and Canadian customs. Ideally, they would pass their adopted lifestyle on to their children, and native traditions would diminish, or be completely abolished in a few generations. The Canadian government developed a policy called "aggressive...
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  • Aboriginal Abuse in Canada - 830 Words
    First Peoples have been treated with repugnant unfairness for centuries around the globe. They are even unable to escape this malicious inequality in one of the world’s most diverse and multicultural countries, Canada. Canada’s progress in the advancement of the rights of First Nations who live on the country’s own soil is disgracefully slow. This atrocious behaviour “on a number of occasions has been criticized in international forums for the miserable conditions that affect… First Nations...
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  • Aborginal People - 1521 Words
    Aboriginal People Learning statement Before taking this course I was not known to the fact that aboriginal people have significant importance in Canada. This course seemed to be very interesting to me, as it was totally new to me. It was not only interesting; it opened the gate way to new information which I was never aware of before. I got to learn a lot of new and interesting facts about the aboriginal people, which changed my perspective about them, and increased my learning. With the...
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  • Residential Schools in Canada - 1248 Words
    From the late 1800s to the 1980s, more than 100,000 First Nations children in Canada attended residential schools To attend these schools, children were taken away from their families and communities. At the schools, the children suffered from emotional, physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. The worst abuses were often used as punishment for speaking their indigenous languages. The imposition of residential schools on First Nations children has led to significant loss of indigenous languages,...
    1,248 Words | 4 Pages
  • Aboriginal Inequality - 2010 Words
    Social Inequality with Canadian Aboriginals SOC 300 Dr. Kelly Train Milica Rados 500460778 Different ethnic backgrounds immigrate to Canada making it a very multicultural society. Immigrants coming to Canada have made it progress to a more multicultural society, making other nations believe that this is the case, however this does not include native societies that have been living in Canada for the longest period of time. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how Aboriginals live...
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  • The Indian Act and Its Effect on Modern Society
    The Indian Act and its Effect on Modern Society The Indian Act is one of the most outdated and irrelevant pieces of legislature ever written. In 1876, the Crown consolidated all existing laws pertaining to Indians, and called this new document the Indian Act. They did not solicit input from Aboriginal people and in fact, at that time, Aboriginal people were not even allowed to vote for or against the politicians who were creating this Act. If this Act was written in 1876, what effect could...
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  • Can a Native State Exist Within a Canadian State
    Political Scientists, Thomas Flanagan and Roger Townshend explain the key to the big question: “Can a Native State Exist Within a Canadian State?” in the readings: “The Case for Native Sovereignty” and “Native Sovereignty: Does Anyone Really Want an Aboriginal Archipelago?”. The essay will outline and provide evidence to both sides, whether there could or could not exist a Native State in Canada. The document will argue that Natives are not organized enough to form their own government....
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  • Other Side of the Bridge - 942 Words
    The novel The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson delves into the coming of age of a boy named Ian as he experiences the trials of the transition from adolescence into adulthood. The boy from the small Northern Ontario town of Struan interacts with a variety characters in the secluded, tight-knit community, with the most prominent of them being his childhood friend Pete. Their relationship is primarily centered around the pair’s passion for fishing and nature itself, where it is gradually...
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  • Aboriginal/ European Contact - 479 Words
    Various events during 'contact' had lasting impacts on the First Nations. The notion of wealth, the growing dependence on Europeans, and Smallpox were all events that had lasting impacts on the First Nations culture even to this day. A large impact on Aboriginal peoples was their growing dependency on European culture. Tobacco was considered a sacred medicine and the First Nations people relied on the Europeans to provide it for them. The First Nations became extrememly dependent on the...
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  • Aboriginal Stereoptype - 1613 Words
    Aboriginal Stereotypes Janyce McKee Vancouver Island University Introduction In our society, we have placed a lot of negative beliefs or stereotypes on the first nations communities. We have given them stereotypes such as, the “lazy Indian”, the “uneducated Indian”, the “dumb Indian” and the “drunken Indian”. In this paper I will discuss the stereotype of the “drunken Indian”. I will highlight where the “drunken Indian...
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  • Native Studies Critical Analysis Essay
     J.R. Miller’s article entitled “Victoria’s “Red Children”: The “Great White Queen Mother” and Native-Newcomer Relations in Canada” was published in July 2008 in the Native Studies Review, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p1 -23. The article examines how even though First Nations people suffered tremendously during Queen Victoria’s reign, they maintained their strong allegiance to the Crown mostly due to their kinship mentality. Miller notes that slowly but noticeably, by the end of Victoria’s reign...
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  • Experience of the Attawapiskat Cree to Ojibwa in relation to the Canadian Government
    The Attawaspiskat Cree and Ojibwa are a first nations group living in parts of Canada, mainly northern Ontario. The main languages spoken by these first nation groups are Mushkegowuk Cree and Ojibway. I will compare and contrast the experience of the Attawapiskat Cree to Ojibwa in relation to the Canadian Government. This will include analyzing the treaties introduced by the government towards the Cree and the Ojibwa: in particular, treaty 9 will be discussed. In addition, to these treaties...
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  • Residential Schools - 832 Words
    The First Nations of Canada have suffered many years due to the Residential school system. Residential schools were an extensive school system supported by the Canadian government, and administered by churches (Hanson). The Canadian government began to establish residential schools across Canada in the 1880’s. There were approximately 130 residential schools for aboriginal children of different communities across Canada (CBC) This essay will examine the residential school system in depth, the...
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  • Alienated Labour- Karl Marx
    Reflection Paper On: Alienated Labour by Karl Marx The 19th century German, Karl Marx presents the alienation of labour in one of his many works. He explains aspects such as the man from the product of man’s labor, in the process of production, of man as species-being and of man and man. When I think of alienation, I think of when First Nations people first were alienated by the residential school system and the affects its caused to the labor abilities of Aboriginal peoples of Canada. All...
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  • Native Land Claims - 1210 Words
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