My first stamp shows the layout of Canada were Treaties 1 to 11 are on the map. it also shows a buffalo. The buffalo was a very significant part of their history but later the First Nation people were starved because the Europeans took over their land and the buffalo were nowhere in sight. I also included the Aboriginal Medicine Circle on this stamp. That symbol mean many meaningful things for the First Nation
I would say that “Cultural genocide” is the correct term to use of the treatment of Aboriginals by the Canadian Government. Residential schools had a big part of this. As First nations children went to these residential schools they would never teach anything in the Aboriginal culture. They were mostly focused on instilling the European culture on Aboriginals. Many aboriginals were mentally and physical harmed in these residential schools if they were not trying to conform to this European way of life.
were arrested; van Egmond died in prison, and Lount and Matthews were executed in 1838. Compared to the Patriotes Rebellion, the Upper Canada Rebellion was short, disorganized, and almost inconsequential. However, Britain could not ignore the rebellion in light of the more serious crisis in Lower Canada. Bond Head was recalled and replaced with Lord Durham, who was assigned to report on the grievances among the colonists and find a way to appease them. His report eventually led to greater autonomy in the Canadian colonies, and the union of Upper and Lower Canada into the Province of Canada in
Adversity breaks one down until they can be broken no more, and although adversity has a negative connotation, overcoming adversity can make one stronger, turning it into a positive. When America was discovered and colonized, the indigenous peoples faced real hardships. Americans disliked anything that wasn’t European culture so they tried to eliminate tribal identities and assimilate the Native Americans into their culture. They outlawed certain Indian rituals such as the Ghost Dance and forced Indian children to speak English instead of their native languages. The constitution did not outline specific details for relations with Natives, so as America grew older, the government was left to deal with the Indians however they pleased.
Ali Kazimi, who wrote a documentary on the Komagata Maru told the Toronto Star, “that Canada for the first 100 years of its existence had what was effectively a ‘white man's’ policy” ( Tharoor, Trudeau's apology). Canada’s law that was placed had 2 requirements a $200 fee and a travel rule, which had to be met if you were to travel to Canada. Knowing that Canada stopped Asians immigrants, trying to get into the country, the activists of Punjab and other parts of Asia, so they focused on trying to get back into Canada by the Komagata Maru. They believed they could change Canada's rule since both India and Canada were under the British empire at the time.
Potlatch was a ceremonial feast practiced by Native American populations in Northwest North America that includes gifts to the guests; it was a means for the competitive display of wealth and prestige that even included the destruction of objects.Even though Mauss discussed self-aggrandizement and the desire to belittle rivals, critics argued that he underplayed negative elements because they complicated the larger message that reciprocity is necessary for social cohesion. Walter Goldschmidt noted that his own studies of societies in Mauss’s middle-range category revealed very clearly the greed, unscrupulousness, and “cold reasoning” involved in reciprocal exchange relationships. Finally, the knowledge that the institutions of simple societies are not just precursors to those of complex societies
All of these techniques continue today, but the importance of these specific characteristics have been significantly reduced due to the effects of residential schools. In the 1800’s, the European people created Residential schools to assimilate First Nations children or in other words, taking the Indian out of the child. As a result, the era of residential schools left a long lasting impact on the Indigenous culture and identity. Several years after the last residential school closed in 1996, the Canadian government formally acknowledged the First Nations traumatic past involving residential schools through an apology. On behalf of the Canadian government, Stephen Harper apologized to all aboriginal people for their role in residential schools (Government of
A general description of the culture: Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011]. However, as times have progressed, the culture has also progressed to incorporate the immigrant cultures. Today, Canada is known throughout the world as a multicultural, diverse, and very progressive country [Mooney Cotter, A; 2011]. The immigration of people from all over the world has
Thus, forms of amalgamation are closely related with colonial history, the emergence of nation-states, and the resulting policies of exclusion and inclusion on the basis of citizenship (Rodriguez, 2010, p. 253). As can be seen in Canada, multiculturalism is enshrined in the nation’s constitution, therefore, multiculturalism reflects a principal part of the social and political context of Canada. Multiculturalism, therefore, persists as it is the belief of how Canadians ought to be, the values that Canadians hold onto. The Canadian multicultural policy, put in place in 1971, serves as a guideline for government policy as well as a framework for national discourse on the construction of Canadian society (Mahtani, 2002, pp. 67-68).
In “The Loons” by Margaret Laurence, the loons symbolize the utter genocide of the Native culture caused by the white man. Native people are faced with an identity crisis, as they can no longer belong to the remnants of the Native community or to the white community that they have never been compatible with. Like the loons, they long for a place of belonging. Ever since European explorers first reached North America, they have treated the land, like the people, as an expendable resource. Their idealism of take what you want clashes with that of Natives which has, and will, continue to lead to a path of devastation.