Disasters can be chaotic and extremely unpredictable. Experts have developed a common cycle of five accepted psychological phases a community progresses through from the time a disaster strikes to the final reconstruction phase. Each of the five phases was evident during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina that devastated the Gulf Coast. The first phase is the pre-disaster phase.
The brokenness of the kitchen supplies provides evidence for how the people living in the Fromes house are broken, their love lives are broken, and their everyday lives are broken. They do not even bother to try to fix the utensils, they do not care for how their kitchen is presented exemplifying the lack of motivation and drive for a good happy life. The conditions of a person's home says a lot about them and the conditions of the Fromes home says that they have a dejected and miserable
The lives of the people in Attawapiskat are so poor, that some of them, especially the youth, are even taking their own lives away. If such a crisis like this, were to ever happen somewhere else or to a non-Aboriginal community, I guarantee that help would be immediately sent, but why wouldn’t help be immediately sent to the community of Attawapiskat when they need it the most? Is the life of a person in Attawapiskat or an Aboriginal less important than others? In addition to this, just last month in April there have been so far 11 attempts made by people trying to end their lives, and in March, there were 28 attempts. If Canada was such a great country, why would the citizens of Attawapiskat, try to end their own
Their lack of adequate housing leads to larger damages or even complete losses of housing, leading them to rely on disaster funding and resources which a lot of the time is underfunded, sub-par and inadequate to provide them with long term resources to get them back on their
Permanent housing units ensure that the homeless are out of the streets and shelters, and into their own homes. It is less expensive than establishing and improving shelters as it gives a permanent solution to the problem by reducing the number of homeless people. The government can use the money used for maintaining and building shelters to set up housing units that will give a long-term solution to the problem. Most of the taxpayers’ money goes into emergency facilities like shelters and correctional facilities and does not yield any results or benefits to either the state or the nation. The funds can be directed to continuously establishing more houses that are permanent for the
In Engaging and empowering aboriginal youth: A toolkit for service providers the author explains the importance of our shared history and recognizing this. “Within our shared history of colonization and assimilation, there is an obligation of the part of individuals and organizations in the dominant culture to find ways to balance out historical wrongs by helping to bring wider recognition to the immense value of indigenous knowledge and ways of practice” (Crooks, Chiodo, & Thomas, 2009, p. 3). To take an approach of respect and look at the history in which youth today may be dealing with. This can be done by changing program to make sure it is socially, and culturally appropriate.
Critical Summary #3: First Nations Perspectives In Chapter eight of Byron Williston’s Environmental Ethics for Canadians First Nation’s perspectives are explored. The case study titled “Language, Land and the Residential Schools” begins by speaking of a public apology from former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He apologizes for the treatment of “Indians” in “Indian Residential Schools”. He highlights the initial agenda of these schools as he says that the “school system [was] to remove and isolate [Aboriginal] children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate them[…]” (Williston 244).
Canada is a multicultural country. As a lot of people have immigrated to Canada from different parts of the world, they brought some cultural elements of their native culture along with them. These cultural elements have been blended into the mainstream culture of Canada. With so much diverse population, it is natural that people will be ethnocentric.
The continuing issue of social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, is one that needs to be addressed in order to raise struggling health outcomes that compromise the lives of Aboriginal people. This is underlined by the fact that suicide, in 2014, was found to be the fifth leading cause of death in Indigenous populations, as well as one of the significant factors leading to a high life expectancy gap (ATSISPEP, 2016). It was also found that compared to the non-Indigenous Australian rate of suicide, Aboriginal people were twice more likely to attempt to end their life (Department of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, 2017), which has consequently lead to the creation of policies and recommendations
The indigenous people have a long and proud history, including the rich cultural and spiritual traditions. However, many of these traditions have been changed or even disappeared after the arrival of the European settlers. Forced introduction of European culture and values, Aboriginal community, indigenous land being deprived, and the imposition of a period of governance outside the pattern of the beginning of a cycle of social, physical and spiritual destruction. You can see the effects of today. Some of the effects include poverty, poor health, and drug abuse.