How multiculturalism policy impacted social inclusion processes in Canada? How multiculturalism policy impacted social inclusion processes in Canada? Abstract In recent years, the concept of multiculturalism has been regarded as problematic and a source of social exclusion, separation and segregation, rather than being a means for social integration, inclusion and strong sense of national identity.
All because they didn’t fit the description of what a “Canadian” looked or acted like. Nonetheless, over time these radical and racist policies decreased and in 1967 and a points system was introduced. This allowed the elimination of racial discrimination and was more focused towards the economic interest of Canada. One reference states, Canada’s point system was in the 1967 Immigration Act which gave people with higher education or certain skills a better chance into getting into Canada… This made immigration for skilled workers easier and encouraged them to come to Canada from anyplace in the world.
One of Canada’s strengths was its major contributions to the war such as soldiers, supplies and victories that helped Canada gain a new sense of maturity. After gaining their own Commander of Canadian Corps. in 1917, Canada was seen as being less dependent on Britain, because it was slowly starting to become its own separate nation. Canada was invited to the Paris Peace Conference and given two seats. Canada signed the Treaty of Versailles in its own right as an independent country, and the identity of Canada had changed as a result of WW1.
Las Casas was a historian who later became a Bishop. He believed that the Indians shouldn't just be conquered but should have a chance of fighting the Europeans first. He traveled to North America in 1550. When Las Casas first came to the New World, he noticed that even though the Indians lacked art and writing, they had the the capacity to rule(pg.9). The Indians had kingdoms, cities and communities that were governed well and wisely because they followed the laws and customs of the Indians(pg.9).
His program was an idealistic plan for peace promoting open diplomacy to remove cause for conflict, deal with territorial integrity and endorsed an international peace keeping organisation: The League of Nations. Although the Fourteen Points were imposed on the Treaty of Versailles that ultimately failed it became an important part of the idealistic ideas in Americas Foreign Policy during the 20th Century. The idea behind the League of Nations, which was also unsuccessful, has prevailed, having a lasting impact on modern day society in the United
They could inspire people by their interactions with George Morgan, Ben Franklin, missionaries, and traders. Their debate and checks and balances system, though not extremely efficient, is very similar to the American system. Also, the Native Americans had created simultaneous national and regional governments. Though not entirely revolutionary, it was a model for the colonies. Knowing this information, the colonists had a strong source of inspiration to draw from.
Due to Canada being right beside the U.S., with numerous amounts of natural resources, the United States was extremely interested in trade with Canada. This gave Canada some economic freedom as they had the choice to trade with either Britain or the United States. By choosing the United States they showed that they the capacity to think logically and independently from Britain, and Britain let them as Canada wasn’t forced into trade agreements with Britain. This showed that even before the Balfour Report and Statute of Westminster that Britain was considering making Canada autonomous soon.
Before conflict started to erupt between the British and the American colonists, there was the end of the French-Indian War in 1763. The British government was given enormous territorial gains from the war and many of the colonists were eager to move westward onto new, fresh land, especially considering that the colonists had claimed that land in the war. However, to improve Native American relations, the British issued The Royal Proclamation of 1763, which declared the boundaries of the thirteen colonies to be the Appalachian Mountains. The British government saw the proclamation not as oppressive, but as a fair way to prevent more Native American-colonial conflict and in no way expected colonial resentment. Yet, countless American colonists were enraged by this proclamation.
Before, a majority of Canadians only cared about their own problems and turned a blind eye to the Holocaust, after shifting their attitude Canada helped out by sending troops to Europe in WWII. It created a shift within civil society by making them promote their organizations even more to help establish strong bonds. As stated by Professor Dominique Clément “This ‘rights revolution’ represented an important shift not only in the relationship between citizens and the state but also within civil society.” WWII really promoted change in equality and human rights by helping Canadians realize the significance of their rights and values and then fixing their mistakes to gain
Something I found very interesting on the topic of Indigenous knowledge, education and learning is that education is seen in a dualistic perspective of content and process, which makes sense although I had never thought about education in these terms; that the learner needs to understand, accept, believe and apply the knowledge they are being taught (the content) in order for the process of education to work. Also the issue we have discussed in terms of education and Indigenous worldviews that resonated with me was that in Canada, classroom resources have very limited references and resources in relation to Indigenous people or if it did it was superficial or incorrect. Then as curriculum evolved, resources began to include some information about Indigenous people but not how Indigenous culture and history helps students learn about the world and how their perspectives and understanding have contributed to a stronger society. The most powerful quote I read and we discussed in this class was from Murray Sinclair which stated, “education is what got us into this mess…education is the key to getting us
I believe that Canada did become more independent in the 1920 's. Canada 's major role in WWI had earned the nation respect worldwide. Although Canada had become a nation over half a century before, it had not had real chance to prove itself as a nation. Post-WWI, it was no longer viewed as a British colony, the international political scene realizing that Canada had “come of age,” and was a significant force. Reliance on Britain as a political guide also diminished, and Canada began acting independently in international politics. An example of the increasing spirit of independence from Britain is Canada 's part in the Chanak Incident of 1922.
Aboriginal People and Historical Globalizations Aboriginal People lived in North America. They were the first people to step into North America, but when the European countries tried to find a way to get to Asia by sending explorers, one of them was Christopher Columbus who sailed to find the routes to Asia. When he reached North America, he found the new land where he met the Aboriginals. This was the time of historical globalization. The English people took them and put them in residential school because “it was best for the future of aboriginal people”.
In the mid 1860’s, Great Britain’s attitude towards her colonies was changed. Opinions were divided that the Colonies were an advantage to the Great Britain. Some politicians wanted to keep the colonies because it could profit them for having fur and materials. But some wanted them to be independent so they could pay for their own government and defence.
Technology would soon and advance and science became the focal point of the nation. Ignoring the knowledge of the indigenous people and continuing to destroy the land it got to a bleak point in history were the president had to step in and preserver the beauty of America. It was not until president Theodore Roosevelt stepped and implement laws that would assist in the proper conservation of nature. Due to Teddy Roosevelt action there is now control tourism in which we can appreciate the beauty of nature but not be reckless and to save it for generations to come. Conservation of species of plants, animals and nature in general is crucial to the survival of the people themselves, and I believe that the Native Americans understood that the most.
He refused the treaties to be signed and met with the Governor of Indiana William Henry Harrison. (Tindall and Brown, Page 253) Later on, "Tecumseh himself fled to British protection in Canada." (Tindall and Brown, Page 254) I do not believe the British aimed to aid the Indians, they wanted assistance in taking back lands that were valuable to them, one of which was a great place for fur trade, being "profitable fur trade in the Great Lakes region..." (Tindall and Brown, Page 253) Was this war important?