Individuals, who are surrounded with agony by mistreatment at an early phase, often leave with wounds in which can trouble their lives. In Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, the Aboriginal children struggle with traumatization caused by dreadful brutality from the white people at the St. Jerome’s Residential School. Unfortunately for the children, the abuse leaves them upset for a lifetime. The children experience cruel abuse, which leading to leaving them mentally damaged.
Violence against Indigenous women has been perpetuated throughout history, beginning with settler colonization. White settlers used a process of violent eviction to claim the land as their own. This eviction was rationalized by the assumption that the land was either deserted or that the inhabitants needed to be saved and civilized (Razak 129). Sherene Razak’s concept “spatial segregation” refers to the geographical separation of the Indigenous people and settlers. The Indigenous people were confined to reserves which facilitated the colonizers ideology of segregating the colonizer and the colonized (Razak 129). “Spatial segregation,” a physical and geographical separation, prompted the mentality that Indigenous people are not a part of white
Loss of speech, sleeplessness, self-harms, nightmares, having suicidal thoughts or actions are some signs that indicate a child that has experienced a traumatic event. Trauma is a reflective emotion, triggered by how an individual /child may react to a frightening or shocking situation. It is defined by the reaction of the child to a specific event. However, trauma to one child may not be trauma to another. But the child that experiences this can be scared for a lifetime. This strain can begin as soon as birth is given to a child, throughout his /her eighteen (18) years of childhood. Nevertheless that child can have flashback of the event straight over into their adulthood depending on how they cope with the situation.
Canada is known for its amazing healthcare and it is considered one of the best in the world. In Canada, healthcare is ‘universal’ to its citizens under the Heath Care Act. However, not everyone has equal access to healthcare, Aboriginals being some of them. Aboriginals have trouble getting the access they need because of socio-economic status, geography, lack of infrastructure and staff, language or cultural barriers an more.
T. S. Eliot, an essayist, once said, “The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence” (“Four Quartets by Eliot”). The British have colonized Canada from 1763 to 1867, which greatly impacted the lives of both populations. During this period of colonization, it sparked various unique personal experiences and perspectives for the Canadians and British. With that context, how do differing perspectives help us to understand the British colonization of Canada? Differing perspectives allow one to perceive multiple sides of the historical event which can be used along with evidence to determine what truly happened in the past. The research question will be answered by exploring and analyzing the First Nations’ and the British traders’ perspectives. The analysis will prove that different perspectives can help one understand the past.
Another way the Canadian Government ineffectively responded to Aboriginal affairs was through the social issues the Aboriginals dealt with. One example of this would be the Sixties Scoop. Prior to the 1950’s, children were taken to residential schools, where they were forced to forget their Native culture, and were punished if they attempted to do otherwise. In the late 1950’s, people started to realize the negative impacts the residential schools had on the children, as well as their families. This led to the drastic overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in the child welfare system in the 1960’s. Aboriginal children were seized, taken from their homes and placed into middle-class Euro-Canadian families. This mass removal of Aboriginal
In Canada, ”suffering clearly continues to be related to the politics of race.” (William F. Felice, 2002) The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. Canada is home to 859,970 First Nations people, 451,795 Métis, and 59,445 Inuit, with the rest reporting other Aboriginal identities (26,485) or more than one Aboriginal identity (11,415). (Statistics Canada, 2011) This is a prime example of how Canada has opened its doors for all, despite their ethnicity and cultures; however, this was not always the treatment received by indigenous people in the early days. The living standard of Native peoples in Canada falls far short of those of non-Native, and encounter many barriers in gaining equality. For example, Native life expectancy is lower; they have fewer high school graduates and higher unemployment, they have lower incomes, enjoy fewer promotions in the workplace and remain, as a group, the poorest in Canada.
Domestic violence in Aboriginal community is a cause for concern regarding Aboriginal women 's health and safety. According to Kubik, Bourassa, and Hampton (2009) “In Canada, Aboriginal women have faced destruction in their communities and families as a result of multiple forms of oppression. Aboriginal women experience the highest rates of violence and abuse of any population in Canada”(p.29). Domestic violence is defined by Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary (2015) as “ the inflicting of physical injury by one family or household member on another; also: a repeated or habitual pattern of such behavior”. The objective is to look at the cause of domestic violence aimed at Aboriginal
There is a great concern to today’s inequity regarding Aboriginal people’s health, education, culture and language. Stereotypes and racism are preventing the Aboriginal people from seeking the benefits they deserve. As Treaty People in Canada, reconciliation must be a top priority to support the healing process of Canada’s history. The treaty relationship has a significant impact on all Saskatchewan and Canadian citizen’s personal beliefs, societal and political positions, and the process of reconciliation.
Beginning in the mid 1700’s, after the Europeans invaded the country, was when it all began to go downhill for the Indigenous people of Canada. The higher government has continuously made a gap in the middle of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people regarding human rights. Despite living in one of the world’s wealthiest countries, Indigenous families and communities in Canada continue to confront some harsh challenges as many of them suffer through economic and social barriers. The article “Stolen Sisters, Second Class Citizens, Poor Health: The Legacy of Colonization in Canada” written by authors Wendee Kubik, Carrie Bourassa and May Hampton explains a view on the most vulnerable, which are the Indigenous woman as they are being declined their quality of life and being violently victimized from men.
Colonialism has been a huge factor that has and will attempt to make aboriginal people conform to new cultural norms. Residential schools have been the most well-known way as to how colonialism affected these people. What society is not aware of is the cruelty of hospitalization of aboriginals, where unethical procedures took place using them as subjects without consent. As Dr Geddes stated during his lecture, the Canadian health care system has racism embedded in it. Stripping indigenous people of the proper health care which they have the right to receive, but kept from due to their racial status.
According to Razack (2000), “women working as prostitutes are considered by law to have consented to whatever violence is visited upon them” (126). In doing so, she acknowledges that history and its relationship to violence against Indigenous women perpetuated earlier during colonization when Indigenous women were routinely raped, murdered and in some cases tortured (Jiwani and Young, 2006). Razack’s portrayal of the case is accurate in the sense that she suggest George’s autonomy was taken away through a stigma attached to sex work and her Indigeneity. For other scholars such as Lynne Farley (2005), “the experience of prostitution stems from the historical trauma of colonization” (258). According to Driskill et al (2011), “the Native people
War is horrific, but for those men and women that fight, the horror lasts. Of men and war is a documentary directed by Laurent Bécue-Renard that showcases the demons that our men and women in uniform must face upon returning home from armed conflict. The film deeply delves into the psychological turmoil that can become a veterans' existence after experiencing the horrors of war. The film revolves around a small group of U.S veterans from various conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are in a veterans' recovery program for their PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The men recount their experiences, their anger, and their coping mechanisms. It follows these veterans throughout their path to recovery, some make it, while others
In this paper, the author reflects on the therapeutic responsibility of counseling the client in the study. The effect of a natural disaster or traumatic event goes far beyond physical damage. The emotional toll can have a broad range of intensity, confusion, and overwhelming emotions. The case study is of an 80-year-old female whose survived an earthquake but loses her home, many of her worldly possessions and a widowed that is living on a limited income (Miller, 2011).
First we will look at how Traumatic experiences are inherently complex. Precious suffered from several different types of abuse, which include sexual, physical, physiological/emotional and neglect. Precious had two children as the result of sexual abuse by her father Carl. This level of profound child abuse by Precious 's parents left no domain of trauma unscathed because the degree of complexity increased in this case over time. She suffered from multiple, recurrent and additional trauma exposures during the course of her first 16 years of life.