As the Natives did not know about 'nations' the Europeans had came from a world where 'Formal institution and military power of a nation or empire governed the relationship between societies'. The Europeans exploration greatly affected the Native Americans in several ways, the major one that wiped out mostly all of there population were the many diseases that they had brought upon them. The Natives freedom basically was taken from them, they where used for their resources and they had to give up their beliefs, their land and basically there way of living because of the
The negative portrayals of earlier films on Aboriginals did not only have a great effect on how the world views them today, but it has also contributed to the continuing struggles of First Nations for individual rights. The world has a variety of interpretations and misinterpretations of the First Nations people, but the one that is stuck to everyone’s mind are probably the portrayals of First Nations in the earlier films. The early film’s portrayals of aboriginals were mostly offensive, inaccurate, and stereotypical-they were not pleasant. In the 1930s, Native people were portrayed as savages. One example is John Ford’s movie Stagecoach which shows a number of Indian type violence, heavy drinkers to being prostitutes to
This caused regional disparity. In the 1970s, industries based on natural resources were hit the hardest; the fishing, forestry and mining industries suffered massive layoffs. Ontario and Quebec didnt seem to be as effected by this, causing the Western Region of Canada to resnt them.Ever since the prarie provinces entered the Confederation, western allienation had been a concern. Many in the west believed that Ottawa's policies made Western Canada bend over backwards to and favour Central Canada. In response to the oil crisis, the federal government froze the price of gas and oil and imposed a tax on petrol.
Countless Indian tribes endured terrible conditions within the reservations and received scare funds from the government to improve their living conditions, which contributed to the tremendous disadvantages they faced in a predominately white society. Treaties made in regards to their land, were often disregarded or twisted to fit the needs of the government, yet they were the dim hope Native Americans had in regaining some sort of identity one day. Decades later, the hope of becoming a truly sovereign nation came in the form of gaming establishments, which generated revenue for the tribes. The degree to which gaming has benefited the tribes is debatable, as it has produced a means of generating economic activity, all the while forcing them to continue assimilating into a culture they never chose to be a part of. Great gains have come from the opening of casinos on tribal land, ranging from economic benefits to social recognition, yet harmful results have developed as well that continue to act as a barriers to the success of gaming on Indian territory.
This change was due to a number of factors: the decline of the fur trade; an end to most of the armed conflict between the various new arrivals; and, the desire for more land and resources for the settlers. Assimilation became the goal of the new Dominion of Canada in their dealings with Aboriginal peoples. John A. Macdonald himself spoke of the goal ‘to do away with the tribal system and assimilate the Indian people in all respects with the inhabitants of the Dominion.’ ( ). A number of pieces of legislation and government policy were created to achieve assimilation. They often involved the outlawing of traditional social systems, values and spiritual beliefs.
With the ecosystem disruptions, the lands flooded by the dam can often cover sacred lands to American Indians. Even though the United States claims that water use on reservations is a priority dam water usage for non-Indians has caused even greater discontent for American Indians by creating a water shortage on reservations, changes in natural resources used by Indians, a depressed economic state on reservations, limitations on water rights they are entitled to, and the protection of these rights under federal law. To understand the problems American Indians face with dams and water rights one must know what their rights are. The American Southwest water rights battle has been a long struggle for American Indians. These debates began as early as the settlers moving westward.
Poverty: The cause of international conflict International conflict is war that arises between nations. It is mainly caused by disagreements that are related to borders and sharing of resources (mainly natural), that are located along borders. Poverty is a state of being poor. It is mainly caused by lack of income. The reason why poverty is a major cause of international conflict is because the citizens of the nations that enter into dispute seek to create a source of income with the resources that are located along borders.
It is hard to understand how we are unable to relate to Native Americans and understand the point they are making when disapproving of their name as mascots. It is also very hard to understand how we pride ourselves on being a “Melting Pot,” country yet, we do not accept and respect the beliefs of the people who were here before us. The war with Native Americans from the beginning has been about respect. And with this debate they are still fighting for the same respect in a different way. Any person out there would be frustrated if their name was taken, and used as a Mascot, with no prior knowledge of who they are, and their beliefs.
The relationship or interaction and communication between “The First Nations of Canada and the Canadian Government” is both complex and fragile. Today, the Canadian Government is attempting a new found partnership with the First Nations. Their hopes, together, are to build stronger First Nations Communities. However, looking back over centuries, the level of poverty, lack of education, forms of abuse, emotional turmoil, and psychological damage unleashed upon the First Nations, first by established colonies, then, later by the Canadian Government, have shown to be difficult for the First Tribes of Canada to forget. To broaden the topic and touch on the psychophysical effects, we can look at the Indian Reserves and how they’ve become dangerous environments not only in a physical sense, but in a psychological sense as well.
Challenges of the Native American Native American culture is in its downfall, due to the discrimination and dehumanization that Native Americans have faced. Native American culture revolves around a circle. They believe the most important aspects of life such as nature is based on circles. The repetition of life and death, their own families, and even the food chain are all examples of circles. These circles have been shattered by the discrepancies from white men in particular.