The Mariam-Webster dictionary defines culture as “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a group.” Though the majority of Canadians (over 90%) live within 100 miles of US-Canada Border, there are many stark contrasts in culture between the United States (US) and their neighbors to the North. Possessing some general knowledge and culturally awareness of any foreign territory will prove useful when adapting or visiting, this holds true the in the country of Canada. Examining key components of Canada, such as the citizens, government, military and general history, will help to understand the unique features of their culture.
The Red Couch Tour has a strong influence on Canadians and conveys a clear message through these different stories. The main artifact is a red couch with the Canada’s 150 maple leaf logo; and the location of the red couch placement is close to the ‘empty space’ of Canada. The secondary artifact is the invited Canadians who story tell about Canada’s past time and identities. The meaning of the artifact is more than what meets the eyes; this event develops on the theme of unification, storytelling and cultural nationalism. These theme is described from this quote, “Instead of going to peoples’ living rooms, we’re taking it to them.
However, despite this, hockey still dominates young Quiney’s life, including his judgment towards other decisions. To illustrate, when asked if he could see himself outside of the borders Byron Center, Connor says, “I like Canada, I like how they talk. Yeah, from Canada, eh?” While Quiney blames his fondness for the country is because of the accents they harbor their, and that his boats are currently there, it small portion of it could be because hockey is a huge part of Canadian culture.
Immigration and Xenophobia has been a huge issue since the beginning of the founding of Canada. This report is going to walk through the history of immigration in Canada and the discrimination that was afflicted on them, then relate those issues to present day. After that we look at the laws and policies that have been put in place to (repay) them back from what happened to them. Then look at how we can be a positive change and be part of the reconciliation. Immigration in Canada is one of the core values, it has been since almost the founding of Canada.
Over the past few decades, there has been many distinct perspectives and conflicts surrounding the historical context between the Indigenous peoples in Canada and the Canadian Government. In source one, the author P.J Anderson is trying to convey that the absolute goal of the Indian Residential School system in Canada has been to assimilate the Indian nation and provide them with guidance to “ forget their Indian habits”, and become educated of the “ arts of civilized life”, in order to help them integrate into society and “become one” with their “White brethren”. It is clearly evident throughout the source that the author is supportive of the Indian residential school system and strongly believes that the Indian residential School System
Including immigrants into the play emphasized the importance of not using stereotypes to marginalize minorities. Ins Choi modernizes the play by using a convenience store, known brands, and adding technology that we use today such as Facebook to really be able to compare to different perspectives and
For example, Robertson Davies wrote, in Letters in Canada, “In this sense, Canada is an attic in which we have stored American and British literature without considering our own” (Davies, 426). For years now, a Ontario student would study Shakespeare and other British writers; today, American authors, such as Fitzgerald, are studied as well. This is great, but the problem is, because of other cultures, the exposure to our own Canadian literature is limited. This has been a Canadian tradition because we have always been a “branch plant” of another country. This meaning that our own culture has never had the chance to develop, since we have always been under more powerful and well-known foreign cultures.
In our multicultural society, many Canadians discover that perhaps their identity as citizens has become to search forever for an identity. The search for the Canadian Identity has progressed for as long as Canada had existed. In the article “An Unknown Country” by Roy MacGregor, the idea of Canada being this “perfect” country is revealed as nothing more than a mere dream, counteracted by the reality that in many circumstances Canada came close to losing itself forever. “An Unknown Country” by Roy MacGregor suggests that whilst Canada is a nation proud of its successes, we still keep the blemishes and scars resulting from our history, implying that our Canadian identity is rather ambiguous.
Also due to the influence of the west English and most especially French is spoken mainly to aid communication and interaction with visitors. Religion: in Canada there is freedom of religion and a tolerance for the multi-religious groups present in Canada. In Syria however the tolerance for other religious groups outside Islam was little pre-war, but that doesn’t exist anymore especially since the war started. Certain Muslim sects like the Kurds find themselves being hunted down and killed by the fundamentalist Islamic sects. Social habits: Syrian social habits vary on the area in which the person lives in and their social strata.
The Metis people are descendants of First Nation women and European men. Many Metis were rejected by both the European and first nation people, because they were not completely one or the other nationality. This resulted in the Metis seeking acceptance from one and other, which allowed them to feel more connected with each other. Even though Metis are part European they were born in Canada, being born in Canada could give them a feeling of Canadian nationalism. Even though some may feel connected to Canada they might also be loyal to their first nation and European ancestry.
Canada was inhabited by the Vikings first in the year 100AD. The Vikings as usual didn’t stay and left the Americas. Later in the 1500s and 1600s were taken over by the English and French. The French established many cities and the most important were Quebec and Montreal. They ruled the area “New France” for about 230 years.
In the spring of 2014 the tenth grade class of Small-Town Rose Valley, Saskatchewan was presented with the opportunity to travel to Hamilton, Ontario - something few of us had ever had the chance of doing. Getting accepted into The Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada, SEVEC for short, meant that we would be participating in a student exchange program and jaunting to visit and experience the lives of people in Hamilton, and that people from Hamilton would get to do the same in Saskatchewan. Our first day in Hamilton was overwhelming regarding the size of the city, however it was a lot of fun. We travelled to see Niagara Falls, which is arguably one of the top tourist attractions in Canada. Dubbed “The Honeymoon Capital of the World”, I can see how a place like The Falls would be a popular place to visit for newlyweds considering the beauty and prosperity of the place.