There are many movements to try to bring awareness of the many missing and murdered Indigenous women. Since the Indian Act does discriminate against women because Indigenous women are inferior due to the western ideologies “as dictated by the Act, they are branded deviants and considered fair game for mistreatment,” furthermore proving that the Indian Act is subjecting the Native women to criticism because they do no tact like the white women. Violence among indigenous women is also on the rise, “the Native Women’s Association of Canada found that between the 1960’s and 2010, 582 Igneous women and girls went missing or were murdered,” which has Indigenous women fearing for their lives because they do not know if their loved ones will ever be found. Indigenous women are stereotyped to living in a high-risk way since they are not living a “normal” lifestyle, the police do not do much; however, if the person was white the police would do more to help locate the white woman. The families of the missing women do not get the attention that they need to help find the missing person because “police may [be] aware of [the] practices of endangering Indigenous women but do nothing about them,” which proves that Indigenous people are often put to the side since they are not as important.
Thesis statement: Sexism, racism, and colonialism have served as multiple oppressions that have negatively impacted the health of aboriginal women. Brief Summary Aboriginal women have a poorer health status than the general population due to the loss of their cultural identity (Bourassa, McKay-McNabb, & Hampton, 2004).Aboriginal women lost their cultural identity because of colonial oppression through the Indian act (Bourassa et al., 2004).Racism and sexism are other forms of oppression have negatively impacted aboriginal women’s health (Bourassa et al., 2004).Sexism was greatly displayed in the Indian Act because it reduced Indian women’s rights (Bourassa et al., 2004). Evaluation Strengths Firstly, this article looked at aboriginal women’s
Moreover, births attended by skilled staff are only 38.3% in areas with an urban population share below 20% and 78.0% in areas with that share between 50% and 90%. Urban parents are twice as likely as rural parents to have a child attended by skilled staff. The number of community health workers per 1,000 inhabitants is higher in areas with a less than 20% urban population share than in areas with that share between 50% and
In the articles I read it summed up to say that women and girls with disabilities are viewed as a heterogeneous group. This means that because of their gender, type of disability, race, ethnicity, location and socioeconomic status they are extremely diverse in character. All of this considered the thing that is magnified the most is poverty and disability. I said in the Gender Issues and Disability that Poverty and disability go hand in hand with women and girls because they are more likely to be deprived of basic necessities such as food and medicine. The worse conditions they live in, girls with disabilities are less likely to have access to en education.
Is multiculturalism a barrier to inclusion, creating isolation between cultural groups? Hypothesis: If there are major demographic changes within Canada then hate and intolerance within society will increase because people are afraid of changes and feel threatened by the unknown. Hate, prejudice, and discrimination are all psychological phenomenon that originate from fear and ignorance. Therefore, hate and intolerance increase because people develop xenophobia and become prejudiced out of fear or suspicion thus, leading to the development of ethnocentric society, where some ethnic groups are regarded as inferior or are
Inequality between genders and norms on tolerating violence against women are the root causes of violence against women in Canada (Violence against women, n.d.). Women in Canada are at a greater risk than men when it comes to domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking (Gender-based violence, n.d.). Despite the various numbers of programs and rules that have been developed to counter the violence against women in Canada, studies have shown violence against women in Canada continues firmly and is one of the major problems in the society (Violent victimization of aboriginal women in the Canadian provinces, 2009). The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to
A large topic in D. Spence’s (2010) review is that women are being over-diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as a method of further oppressing women in the medical field. That is to say, D. Spence (2010) views the over-diagnosis “has made women anxious, paranoid, and unhappy and has undermined their sexuality” (p. 341). Women who have been diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome often feel like it is used as an excuse to ignore other problems further down the line. Hormone imbalances, weight problems, and depression are often all blamed on Polycystic ovarian syndrome once a woman has been diagnosed, regardless of whether it is the cause or not. It is in this way that the sexist medical practices perceived in modern practices oppress women, demeaning them and making their problems seem lesser than they are.
This event has impacted countless lives along with profoundly damaging Indigenous culture, heritage, and language. Residential schools have also contributed to the symbolization of Canada’s treatment of Aboriginal people representing how Canada will achieve greater equality of Indigenous peoples. With the horrors and impacts of residential schools, it has become a major contribution to Canadian heritage and history, forever affecting Canada. Significance at the time that it was happening Residential schools were very significant at the time they occurred with widespread tragedies as a result of these still taking place today. Kids were stripped of their parents and parents their kids, they were given incredibly lackluster education, had Christianity forced upon them and weren’t allowed to speak their language.
They die of pneumonia, malaria, diarrhoea and other diseases. Children from rural and poorer households remain disproportionately affected. Children from the poorest 20% of households are nearly twice as likely to die before their fifth birthday as children in the richest 20%. Maternal mortality is a key indicator of health inequity. Maternal mortality is a health indicator that shows the wide gaps between rich and poor, both between and within countries.
Unfortunately, Aboriginal people have been exploited in Canada for decades, which has resulted in high levels of gender and class oppression. The long history of colonialism, in combination with Capitalism, has heavily influenced how Aboriginal people are viewed and treated in Canadian society. The daily struggles, injustices,
Examples of the impacts of the welfare system on Aboriginal children were that they grew up in conditions of suppressed identity and abuse, experienced psychological and emotional problems, and felt like they did not belong, as they did not fit in the Euro-Canadian society, nor the Aboriginal society. This created barriers for them reaching socio-economic equity. Due to Canada’s ineffective dealing with this issue, many of the Aboriginals who live today deal with mental instability, due to the emotional impact it had on them. Unfortunately, due to Canada’s prior actions, this continues in today’s
My reaction: While working through this sections reading, videos, and other material, I felt ill to my stomach thinking about how Native American women are suffering so greatly. Their culture and beliefs were stolen away from them by colonization, which lead to a plethora of other problems such as violence and a loss of say in their culture. My Analysis: The Native American culture was a mostly egalitarian society before colonization took place. Native American women held a great amount of power and authority in their tribes. On example of this is seen in the book Women and Religious Traditions by Leona Anderson and Pamela Young when they discuss Clanmothers.
Canada’s Aboriginal people have to deal with racism in their everyday lives and activities. Even today, residential school survivors see high rates of racism in their communities. These people are called “indians” and “redskins” some are even called “niggers” directly
Aboriginals have been on Canadian soil since the break of dawn, yet they were mistreated the most. They have gone through centuries of torture and injustice but still face and continue to face racial problems and discrimination in contemporary society due to their past. Aboriginals have gone through horrible experiences such as residential schools, faulty treaties and racism in society. Making up for past maltreatment towards Aboriginals and mending the years of damage by paying reparations and providing services is something that the contemporary Canadian society is responsible for. Indian Residential Schools are an unforgivable and tragic event in Canadian history that is often not talked about, although it needs to be.
Most of the circumstances that contribute to reduce the Americans ' health are lifestyle choices, personal behaviors and social pathology, such as homicide by guns, car accidents and problems with drugs. Another condition associate with the American health disadvantages is the higher percent of pregnancy girls between 15