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.
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
Residential schools were a type of boarding school for the First Nations, Metis and Inuit children. Their purpose was to assimilate these people and erase their traditional langue, culture and way of life. Thousands of people were affected by the creation and presence of these schools. Primarily active from the1830’s to 1950’s it was a Canadian wide occurrence that shook the foundations of the original peoples of our country and have left a tarnished mark in Canada’s history and is still today effecting citizens lives. Residential schools or previously called Government Funded Industrial Schools were a type of boarding school for First Nation, Metis and Inuit children.
The first form of legislation only allowed “federally or state recognized” tribes or individuals to sell artifacts and label them “‘Indian made’” (King, 40). Problem is that there are tribes and individuals that can trace their lineages but are still not recognized by either governments. Bill C-31 requires you to marry federally recognized Native Americans or risk your family losing that status down your linage and threatens to eliminate all federally recognized Native Americans “in fifty to seventy-five years” in Canada (King, 144). The horror behind the Bill C-31 is that the
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. An example
The term residential schools refers to an extensive school system set up by the Canadian government and administered by churches that had the nominal objective of educating Aboriginal children but also the more damaging and equally explicit objectives of indoctrinating them into Euro-Canadian and Christian ways of living and assimilating them into mainstream Canadian society. The residential school system operated from the 1880s into the closing decades of the 20th century. The system forcibly separated children from their families for extended periods of time and forbade them to acknowledge their Aboriginal heritage and culture or to speak their own languages. Children were severely punished if these, among other, strict rules were broken. Former students of residential schools have spoken of horrendous abuse at the hands of residential school staff: physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological.
The Removal Act stated that the United States Government had the right to forcefully move the Native Americans to different lands as long as they compensated them for the land that they had to give up in the east. The US Government did not give the Native Americans any say regarding their move. Once the Removal Act signed into place they had to follow it. The move negatively impacted on the tribes’ health, their population and their way of living. Out of about 15,000 Cherokee that were forcefully moved to the West, about 4,000 died on the road there.
State\Local Government 2306 Aug. 27, 2014 Should Bilingual classes be taught in Texas Schools? In my opinion bilingual classes shouldn’t be taught in Texas Public Schools. Immigrant children, teens, and adults that come into this country (regardless of their legal situation), should learn English as their primary or secondary language. Although many of the people who come into this country (legally or illegally) speak a foreign language, it is their personal and moral responsibility to learn this country’s language regardless of the difficulty that it may have on them. Many of the immigrants who set out to find a better future for them and their families do so by coming to America, and in doing so should learn this nation’s language.
Non Indian judges and social workers were failing to meet the needs of Native American families. These agencies failed to see the cultural difference between a Traditional American family and traditional Native American family. This issue brought many people to congress demanding a change resulting in the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. The passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 is an almost milestone in congressional action to protect and maintain Indian families and tribes. The intent of the act is to stabilize Indian families by reducing the number of Indian children removed and placed in non-Indian adoptive and foster homes.
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