The Indian Act had many negative consequences. As it pertains to women, the Indian Act made a distinction between Aboriginal women who married Aboriginal men versus those who married Canadian men. Those who married Canadian men would be given full Canadian status and all the benefits it decreed; this meant, in 1930 when women were granted the right to vote and own property they could do so. However, Aboriginal women who married Aboriginal men were granted Aboriginal status with rights only on the Reserves. These women were considered non-persons and could not vote or own property in Canada.
The statue of Westminster granted full legal freedom and established Canada as an independent nation. Events were also branching out towards Quebec, such as the FLQ as well as the quiet revolution who wanted the french influence to be national. Not all conditions were met and if they were, then it would’ve been possible that english would not be considered as a national language. Likewise there would not have been much diversity in a cultural aspect. Despite everything that the country had gone through we would have been robbed of our social freedom and
When Charlie questions the legitimacy of her parent’s marriage and implies that Christie was born outside of marriage even though her parents were married by Indian rites. Christie flips Charlie’s logic back onto him and says, “’I tell you that we are not married. Why should I recognize the rites of your nation when you do not acknowledge the rites of mine” (9)? When Christie challenges his authority Charlie responds with violence and is only stopped from breaking her arm when his brother steps in. Johnson gives power to Christie that other women in other stories were not given.
The more Canada neglects to listen to Aboriginal voices, the more it contributes to the continuation of colonialism in Canada. Although the Aboriginal people of Canada had to go through, “One hundred and twenty years of neglect and malnutrition. One hundred and twenty years of physical, mental and sexual abuse. One hundred and twenty years of cultural genocide” (King, 2015), Canada still has not properly apologize. By taking responsibility Canada should not only provide recompenses, but at least treat Aboriginal
The Metis had had enough with the government and decided to bring back Louis Riel from Montana. With Riel back in Canada, the government was worried about the uprising of another rebellion. Louis Riel and the Metis provisional government created in the Red River Rebellion Actions towards the Government
As Robertson Davies stated, “ Canada is not going to have a national literature in the mode of those European lands where a long history has bound the people together, and where a homogeneous racial inheritance has given them a language, customs, and even a national dress of their own.” 2 We need to look at the work of Canadian authors who have come here from different backgrounds. Connecting with our multicultural student body is really important! As Canadians, we are lost in a sea of international influences – we hardly know who we are. And we do this without realizing it. ‘What is a Canadian?
Although Canada is one of the world’s most multicultural nations and is regarded as a leader in democracy, it has systematically targeted and excluded Muslim women from participating in their political freedom. Through the examination of the Niqab in Canadian society this essay will explore ways Muslim women have been “othered” in Canadian Society specifically concerned with the potential Niqab ban. A ban on the Niqab challenges and undermines the constitutional rights of Canadian Muslim women across Canada. A ban on the Niqab further segregates and excludes Canadian Muslim Woman, which in result incites a slur of negative outcomes. Not only does it infringe on her rights outlined in our Charter it also limits her political freedom.
I believe that the Canadian government is guilty of genocide against the aboriginal people of Canada because of the residential schools, the creation of the Indian act and the enfranchisement of first nations people. The first reason I think the Canadian government is guilty of genocide is the residential schools. The schools were government sponsored religious schools established to assimilate aboriginal children into the dominant Canadian culture. Their policy was to remove children from the influence of their families, cultures and traditions. By doing this it eliminated all aspects of aboriginal culture.
In definition, multiculturalism means the practice of giving importance to all cultures in one civilization. It has been actualized in some countries over decades such as Canada and some European countries. However, Angela Merkel, the prime minister of Germany, announced that the German multiculturalism has failed. Thus, the changes are bound to be controversial. In some people’s assessments, multiculturalism in Canada is unsuccessful.
When he offered to pay for the trip and still was turned down, he knew his position was untenable” (Macleod, 2005). French had tried to bring change to the leaders of Canada but was denied, even if did not succeed in changing the government’s position, French showed the characteristics of a transformational leader by identifying the Northwest Mounted Police were achieving setting up a policing force in western Canada and needed to be allowed to continue
The Metis people are descendants of First Nation women and European men. Many Metis were rejected by both the European and first nation people, because they were not completely one or the other nationality. This resulted in the Metis seeking acceptance from one and other, which allowed them to feel more connected with each other. Even though Metis are part European they were born in Canada, being born in Canada could give them a feeling of Canadian nationalism. Even though some may feel connected to Canada they might also be loyal to their first nation and European ancestry.
Canada is a democracy so the belief is in being equal and fair, thus Canada put these beliefs into effect by creating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms using the Equality Rights section. So if the Canadian population was asked if it is reasonable for its politicians to prohibit citizens from wearing certain religious symbols, the answer would be no. On the other hand, if another country were to be asked this question the answer may
Sikhs after being Canada started asking for an Independent nation called Khalistan. The Hindus didn’t want this to happen but and went generally unnoticed by the Canadian Government. The Canadian government, at one point even decided to negotiate with India and refused to deport illegal Sikh immigrants, the Canadian government also pushed the Sikhs into gaining residency in Canada. The Canadian government believes the bombings were part of a conspiracy by British Columbia-based Sikh extremists to take revenge against the Indian government for its 1984 storming of the Golden Temple, a Sikh shrine. The Indian government sought to flush out armed Sikh extremists fighting for a separate Sikh homeland.
In the past, Canada 's immigration policy had been discriminatory. Throughout the 20th century, the exclusivity of immigration in our country has evolved positively from the Chinese Exclusion Act, to the Changing Immigration Policy and lastly, the Immigration Act. To begin, the exclusivity of immigration in Canada has changed positively due to the Chinese Exclusion Act. This act is also known as the Chinese Immigration Act was passed in 1923. This act banned all people of Chinese nationality from immigrating to Canada.