Thesis statement: Sexism, racism, and colonialism have served as multiple oppressions that have negatively impacted the health of aboriginal women. Brief Summary Aboriginal women have a poorer health status than the general population due to the loss of their cultural identity (Bourassa, McKay-McNabb, & Hampton, 2004).Aboriginal women lost their cultural identity because of colonial oppression through the Indian act (Bourassa et al., 2004).Racism and sexism are other forms of oppression have negatively impacted aboriginal women’s health (Bourassa et al., 2004).Sexism was greatly displayed in the Indian Act because it reduced Indian women’s rights (Bourassa et al., 2004). Evaluation Strengths Firstly, this article looked at aboriginal women’s
Aboriginal women do not get proper health care that they need and there are more chronic diseases in aboriginal women than a non-aboriginal female. “Aboriginal women have a lower life expectancy, elevated morbidity rates, and elevated suicide rates compared to non-Aboriginal women,” therefore, creating the notion that Aboriginal women are not getting proper health
Have you ever been misunderstood before? Have things ever gotten really tough and you just don’t know what to do? Well, in the story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, Curley’s Wife is very misunderstood. The story takes place during the great depression in Salinas Valley, California.
v Morgentaler that he waged against what he believed was an outdated law. The trial was particularly notable because it was responsible for striking down Canadian legislation surrounding abortion making it so there is absolutely no law regarding abortion. It was overturned on the fact that it violated section 1(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the right to life, liberty and security of the person (Hamilton). This is still the case today as there are currently no restrictions surrounding abortion in Canada, excluding several Maritime Provinces which have many societal factors stopping women from easily and cheaply accessing abortions. This would later prove to be one of the most significant and controversial decisions in Canadian law.
Injustice is the lack of fairness in justice directed towards an individual or group. There are numerous accounts of injustices in our society today, some may be observed as directed towards criminals, races, and those with special needs or disabilities. In the novel Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper, the main character Melody suffers from a disease called cerebral palsy. This disease prevents her from speaking and being able to control her own movements. She has a photographic memory, but because of her disability she is prevented from speaking her mind and many doubt her ability to think on her own.
Often such discriminatory incidents discourage other people from the community too from soliciting help from the health care professionals. Many times aboriginal patients have shared their personal experiences where they felt unwanted and disrespected (Askew et al. 2014). This is one of the prime reasons why it is difficult for indigenous people to open up and build a relationship of trust with the service provider. It poses as a big challenge for social work practice as social workers might find it difficult to develop a relationship with a client who comes from a disadvantaged community with pessimistic attitude towards the services. Language Barrier Sometimes, indigenous clients especially the ones living in remote areas face problems in understanding the language used by non-indigenous social workers.
To emphasize, Heather see this abnormal behaviour when she says, "You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I've ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help" (105). Both Heather and Melinda’s mom complain about her depression and they do not try to help her overcome it. In reality, many teens and adults have depression.
This example proves that to the Indigenous, the discrimination has been taken to a far higher level with murder of loved ones involved, and this counter-argument is inferior to the voices of the broken families. Now, this happens because the Canadian government either doesn’t bother to enforce the security in the Indigenous community, or that they aren’t educating the First Nations in health and well-being, even though the government is making the “citizens” of Canada, their top priority. Throughout the Vicelands Cut-off, many of Indigenous people from the community, where Justin Trudeau was visiting kept on questioning the actions of the Liberal government, which emphasizes the fact that they either did not vote for the party, or the elected government wasn’t fulfilling the needs of the people. In particular, there was an old Aboriginal woman who didn’t know who Justin Trudeau even was, emphasizing that she had absolutely no hope in the democratic system. This
The law officers was not charged for the incident, so it created a riot in Los Angeles. (Police Brutality). The final problem is there is not enough of different race working together. There was an investigation that was affected by the police officers, because of their nationality within other officers.
In return Aboriginal women’s health has been negatively effected due to poor life style choices, poverty to lack of education or low income. These
At this point it should be noted that health insurance programs are in place for all SAWP workers, but Jenna Hennebry shows that many of those workers are afraid of telling their boss of health problems, “for fear of repatriation” (Making vulnerability visible). All of these realities have led to the low health standers that many Canadian temporary workers experience. Although only a few of the major reasons for health issues among SAWP workers in Canada have been discussed here, it should be clear that the government needs to address these issues through legislation and changes to the way SAWP operates.
In Canada, Aboriginal women have experienced historical violence and brutality that still continues to this day. This abuse affects aboriginal women physically, financially, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Nearly 1,200 aboriginal women have been murdered or have gone missing in Canada in the last 30 years alone. (MacCharles, 2014) In Canada, Aboriginal women are five times more likely than other women to die as a result of violence.
It is becoming recognized as a problem to the greater good of our Canadian society. The problem of MMIW lands non-Indigenous people with the perception that Indigenous men are very dangerous and are willing to murder their own community and loved ones . However, this is a completely false accusation of women and men in the Indigenous culture. MMIW is a very serious issue that needs to be resolved because in the Indigenous culture, women are seen as one of the most valuable people in their tribes . Many questions and unknown reasons go towards MMIW but the stereotype that Indigenous men are a part of all homicides involving MMIW is false.
Another way to improve on laws pertaining to sexual assault is to provide free lawyer/translator services since there are some amount of people who are new to Canada who does not know about his/her rights or people who are too poor for instance, if a first nation women/men was sexually assaulted/harassed they could not get justice through the legal system since some are poor and some doesn 't know their rights in Canada. Sexual assault/harassment is an issue worldwide that has put many people at risks. In Canada many victim of the crime are not speaking up due to the issues they face, but there are ways to improve such as telling the courts to rewrite the laws pertaining to the crime or to provide services that can increase the chance of getting justice that victims