Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the Canadian government developed several racist and discriminatory policies to contest the settlement of Chinese immigrants in Canada. Following the government’s reaction to Chinese immigrants, a Canadian moral panic evolved. In particular, Chinese immigrants faced extreme prejudice socially, physically, and morally. The first Canadian Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald (1867–1873, 1878–1891) had a vision for the ideal “white” European dominant Canada, and his successors continued with this Aryan vision. MacDonald’s initial discriminatory policies would be followed by and continued by Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier (1896-1911) and Prime Minister Lyon Mackenzie King’s (1921-1926, 1926-1930,
Many of them moved to Ontario, The Prairies and Quebec and in 1946, around 4,000 were exiled to Japan. On August 4, 1944, Prime Minister King stated: ‘’It is a fact that no person of Japanese race born in Canada has been charged with any act of sabotage or disloyalty during the years of war.’’ The final stage of the Japanese-Canadians struggle for justice and identification as full Canadian citizens was the Redress movement in 1980. In 1949, all of the restrictions on the Japanese Canadians were taken away and they were given full citizenship rights. They officially marked the end of internment camps.The Japanese-Canadians had the right to vote and to return back to the West Coast. However, there wasn 't a home to go back to.
For instance, the people of Canada have acknowledged the immorality and are now working their way to reconciliation for the past failures towards Indigenous peoples. Before Europeans arrived in North America, Indigenous people were able to satisfy the living requirements through the resources of the natural environment. These people educated their youth in a complex and traditional matter such as participation in cultural and spiritual rituals, group socialization and oral teachings. These techniques provide children the beliefs, skills and knowledge considered necessary for adult life in their bands. All of these techniques continue today, but the importance of these specific characteristics have been significantly reduced due to the effects of residential schools.
How different would life be if your nation was discriminated and seen as unequal to the rest of the people in your country? Unfortunately, this is a major problem in the Indigenous community of Canada today. Discrimination against the Indigenous dates back to early European settlement, and although efforts have been made in recent generations to make the country a mosaic of peoples and cultures, a recent poll suggests that more than one-third of respondents believe racism against Indigenous people is increasing in Canada. Although the Indigenous are considered the “First Peoples of Canada,” they are continuously being discriminated because of their ethnicity / race, they are being unreasonably searched, and they are not receiving the basic
I feel that the influence of the east, and its “plantation” mentality played a large and significant role in the exclusion and separation of the Indians and the white Americans. I think there could have been another outcome. An outcome that would have allowed natives to have freedom of speech and the opportunity to choose whether they wanted to move west or not. The British came to America and intruded on the native’s land and in their lives bringing disease and death, in the physical sense and otherwise. They intruded upon the lands of the Indians and and wrecked their tribes.
More importantly, they had a "western foreign policy", which already existed in their own countries. People in Europe, as well as the Englishmen who came to North America, had the ideas of feudalism and colonialism, the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically (Oxford Dictionary, online). Neither of the two ideas existed in the Native Americans ' ideologies. The Native Americans carried out a communal system. The process of colonization for the United States of America was very notable in what the Englishmen had as their ideologies of expansion, how those ideologies fit into colonialism, and how the thirteen Colonies were set up until the American Revolution.
Throughout Canada's history, its culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French, and by its own indigenous cultures. Socially, the country would’ve kept to it’s old methods, voices and decisions of some individuals that altered the past for a better future. One example of this would be the women’s liberation movement. It targeted the advancement of females in the workplace and the issues they had to deal with. If this was a movement that was not successful, there may not have been women at very high and successful positions who were idealized by the citizens.
Personally, my views towards the Indigenous is mostly positive and reasonable. They have a very interesting culture and a lifestyle that develops thought-provoking questions in society, mainly from those who are intrigued with their actions. What drew my interest towards the Indigenous was their respect and dedication to themselves and their culture. How they developed various ways to express themselves and come together such as Storying, Yarning Circles and the Dreamtime. To me these were ways to connect and bond with one another, to understand a person and their individuality without judgement.
Canada is a multicultural country where diverse cultures, groups and ideologies coexist. Plenty of people continuously come in Canada due to various reasons which make some issues such as employment, residence, communication and even identical problems between newcomers and locals. According to the report of IRHC minutes (2017), in the province of Ontario has been cooperating with various organizations and regions to offer kind of services and programs for the resettlement of immigrants. This is quite a lot helpful for newcomers; however, some people with nationality in Canada do not welcome those policies due to raised social issues during in the processing. Our group presentation was based on kind of immigration issues: why immigration