Alienation is an emotional factor that could have extreme negative effects, on top of alienation the government does not protect them with the same human rights given to citizens of the nation. Immigrants have multiple acts such as the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Universal Declaration of Human Rights on their side but many governments do not enforce them. Citizenship includes rights, responsibilities and freedoms, such as in Canada The charter of Rights and Freedoms protects all individuals and enforces the rule of law. The charter should apply to all
Aboriginals self-governments are not only for preparing couple of meetings and activities for its people, but they even have the own constitutions, courts, and presidents. These governments also have been obstacles for many of the companies in Canada by stopping some of these companies’ projects on lands that these self-governments claim to be a part of their territory. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the corruption of these self-governments, the gap that have been made by these self-governments between Canadians and aboriginals people, the effect of these self governments on the aboriginals’ next generation, and some of the opinions that support these self-governments and how it is not accurate. The first issue with the existence of the aboriginal self-governments is the corruption of these governments. The reason behind the doubts of these governments being corrupted is the amounts of money that have been spent by the Canadian government to help aboriginal communities without any positive effects on the life quality of the aboriginals communities.
Many Samuel Laselva suggests that many aboriginals believe that justice for them can be achieved only through a significant measure of self government, which the charter does not recognize explicitly (Laselva 7). Therefore, The Aboriginals criticize the democratic credentials of a society that has failed them; they also demand more democracy for themselves. They demand self-government so as to restore their dignity and to revitalize their communities (10). By achieving community goals it affects the rest of society because they are part of the larger community. Treaty federalism does not only legitimize the Aboriginal order of government, but also requires cooperation and communication between the Aboriginal communities
The younger generation of the aboriginal culture was forced into residential schools, which isolated them from their culture, family, and their ways of life. Conflict theory is based on two principles: power is the core of all relationships and is scarce, making it unequally divided in society, and dominant groups promote their social values and ideologies at the expense of minorities (Ravelli & Webber, 2012, p. 48). The first principle can be applied to the fact that the government wanted to secure the land and follow the Anglicised method of individual property in Canada; the aboriginals were not allowing that to happen (McClinchey, B. Residential Schools, 2013). Conflict theorists would argue that this was a selfish act due to a power struggle.
There past has been a battle between European and Indigenous culture. They are seen as “half-breed” and shameful to both sides. Metis people in modern day Canada are developing as strong and proud people of their culture and heritage. For non-aboriginal people it is hard to understand how to address aboriginals in Canada since there are many variations. In post-colonization periods, “redskins” and the “french-sauvages” have been used as derogatory term when addressing them.
While they concentrate on the key areas of the preservation of tribal existence, the protection of the tribe’s natural resources, the promotion of our individual human rights, the accountability of the government for their trespasses and the development of both Indian Law and education programs to inform the public about Indian rights, laws and issues, I have to wonder how much has really changed aside from people in the federal government wanting to seem more friendly than they are (“Welcome”). Don’t get me started on all the sport’s teams and mascots that offer their own perspective and image of the Native American experience. We aren’t good enough to give rights to for decades and generations, but we should be the face of the football team in Washington? I don’t know if it’s ironic or just completely pathetic and sad. It’s been hard for Native American people as a whole to fight for legislation because we do experience what is referred to as “the digital divide” (“Native Americans”).
I would say that this article compares to what we discussed in class as it is unanimous that in order for aboriginal health care to turn around, government aid and assistance is a must. Aboriginal health issues will not simply dissolve on their own, and without government funded programs these issues will only grow. I don’t believe that the writer did a particularly good job of discussing the topic because they failed to mention that funding is not needed so much to remedy the health issues, but more so needed to go deeper and prevent the issues from occurring in the first place, which is a much more extensive and expensive procedure. I believe that closing NAHO is a terrible idea because this is the type of organization that could really help make some progress in improving aboriginals health issues, if done properly. To me it seems comparative to patching up potholes in broken roads; Instead of just forking out small amounts of money to fix the issues on the surface, put up enough money to completely redo the road.
Aboriginal belonging * Pale skin- not automatically believed to be Aboriginal- has to prove it * Full blood brother darker- accepted on the spot * Some clearly Aboriginal people denied by authorities * Stereotype of Aboriginal people being trouble- followed by security * Living on ‘country’ is considered a vital part of belonging * Discriminated against for not “looking” Aboriginal I enough * Identifies as Aboriginal, however has Scottish blood too * 1 Aboriginal grandparent- identifies herself as an Aboriginal Australian * Aboriginal speakers can identify where tribes/groups are from * Aboriginal applications to police academy entry- has an extra chance * Want to stop people ‘claiming’ * Want
Through the laws and rights, which were created to ensure equality and wellbeing of every individual despite their race, gender, culture, religion and age has not been fulfilling to every community. There is an assumption that individuals can peacefully live with one another. Racial discrimination exists throughout the world in various communities against minority groups. Canada is known for its overwhelmingly large diverse population, although there have been many cases of racism throughout the country. In the past the establishment of treaties were to guarantee agreements between two parties.
Then we have to show that we understand this. To fix this issue, I believe we must all emerge ourselves in the study of backgrounds. Learn about the ethical past of your neighbors. Non-Indian people may not be culturally aware that some cheerleading symbols, peace pipes, eagle feathers, war bonnets, and dances can be sacred to many American Indian tribal communities. Many mascots, logos, and nicknames represent stereotypical and racist images that demote American Indian people to a colonial version history.