“39% of First Nations adults reported that they had less access to health services than the rest of the Canadian population. Most common barrier was waiting lists for health services.” (uOttawa, 2017) Therefore, “As a result of low SES, Aboriginal people in Canada face higher rates of unemployment, scarce economic, opportunities, poor housing, and lower educational attainment then non Aboriginal counterparts.” (Appiah-Kubi, 2015) Their lack of education have also contributed to their poor health since deficient knowledge or education involves poor literacy which influences an individual’s capacity to obtain more information regarding appropriate nutrition and healthy food preparation. Also, low educational level implies less employment privileges, which leads to increase chances of
People smelt death, they saw people’s dead bodies, They had chills, fevers, headaches, myalgia. ¨The origin site for the 1918 influenza pandemic which killed more than 50 million people worldwide has been hotly debated. While the mid-western United States, France, and China have all been identified as potential candidates by medical researchers, the military context for the pandemic has been all but ignored. Conversely, military historians have paid little attention to a deadly disease which underlines the reciprocal relationship between battlefield and homefront.¨ How the disaster could have been prevented, if the doctors knew more. If not prevented, discuss how could the disaster been handled differently, if people would of stayed in there house and had precautions.
The Aboriginal peoples experience the worst health outcomes of any population group in Canada (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2013). It highlights the urgency and importance of understanding and addressing systematic racism as a determinant of Aboriginal people
Despite improvements, racial minorities and people that suffer disabilities often face more health care disparities that lead to health inequalities including forced sterilization and an increase in cervical cancer. For instance, the American Indian/Alaska Native population is a prominent minority community that faces health disparities. In the United States, there is currently 567 federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and 2.9 million individuals identify themselves as American Indian/Alaska Native natives alone (Dugi, 2017). These individuals continue to die faster than other Americans in many categories that can be attributed with the health disparities this population endures (Dugi, 2017). American Indians/ Alaska Natives
y all across Canada there has been a big issue on Aboriginal homelessness, in this paper I will be talking about a program that has been created and planned of to what the program has to offer. Homelessness in Aboriginal population is in need of programs and services to make a change in the lives of those affected. The number has been estimated for homelessness in Canada is between 15,000 to 300,000 individuals experience homelessness in Canada (Segaert, 2012). Fortunately, things are changing slowly, more communities across the country are using point in time counts to determine the number of people who are homeless on a given night, and we are also now accumulating more reliable data on shelter usage (Segaert, 2012). The systemic
Native Americans have suffered a lot because of something that the human being should have learnt after all this past experience. They have been robbed of their own land which they truly loved and which they learnt so much from. Native American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been characterized by continuities with and differences from the trajectories of the previous several centuries. One of the more striking continuities is the persistent complexity of native ethnic and political identities. In 2000 more than 600 indigenous bands or tribes were officially recognized by Canada’s dominion government, and some 560 additional bands or tribes were officially recognized by the government of the United States.
Historic trauma stems from relocation, disease, residential schools, the Indian Act, and racial policies meant to assimilate and eradicate Aboriginal people (First Nations Health Council, 2011). Contact between Aboriginal Peoples and non-Aboriginals facilitated the spread of epidemic diseases which lead to the Aboriginal population collapse (First Nations Health Council, 2011). Daschuk, Hackett and MacNeil (2006) note that different severities of diseases experienced by First Nations were directly related to the new realities of the First Nations peoples as they struggled to adapt to the world of the colonisers including economic dislocation, political changes, and changes from traditional diets all created the perfect environment for breading diseases. The government and churches actively colonized and controlled Aboriginal peoples by eroding all Aboriginal systems including “spirituality, political authority, education, health care systems, land and resource access, and cultural practices” (First Nations Health Council, 2011, p. 13). It is important to recognize that colonial structures have purposely sought to “eliminate Indigenous sovereignty, Indigenous governments and Indigenous constitutional orders” (Ladner, 2009, p. 90).
2. The main population groups that inhabited Upper and Lower Canada (the two colonies) were the Aboriginals, English, and the French. The Aboriginals were most affected by the growth of the colony. They were the first to inhabit Canada.They had also been military allies of the British, and played an important role in the fur trade. Sadly, many died from diseases brought by the Europeans, or starved after losing lands and access to their traditional food sources.
It is not surprising that language barrier is one of the top ten problems in Canada. The Canadian census and medical directories, researcher have found a big number of doctors and patient not speaking English about 18 percent of the 20000 primary-care and most of languages they often speak are unofficial language; it can affect patient that they might think some information is not important (Keung, Mar. 30, 2014). However, working immigrants also have an impact from language barrier to find an occupation, because their employers will strike at them as a barrier, even though they are able to work as good as Canadian people. Therefore, two biggest problems which are affected by language barrier are working immigrant and accessing health care.
(Boan, 2006) The experience of the Great Depression in the 1930’s left many in difficult financial situations. (Boan, 2006) Although, provinces helped with relief payments for food, clothing and shelter, medical costs were too much for the budget. (Boan, 2006) Many people were not receiving proper medical care, and for those that were the bills were just too high, as a result, causing death from preventable diseases. (Boan, 2006) Years of depression and war brought cooperation and agreement between the federal and provincial governments: The Green Book Proposal, “introduced a plan for comprehensive social security, including measures to promote full employment, contributory social insurance plans and universal public health insurance”. (Makarenko, 2008) This was not adopted because of the conflict between jurisdictions, but it left many with a vision.
In addition, Hispanics have certain disadvantages, of one way or another, of even graduating from high school. Although the Hispanic high school dropout rate continues to fall according to the City University of New York (CUNY), Hispanics have by far the highest (14%) high-school dropout rate of any group in the country compared to Blacks (7%), Asians (1%) and Whites (2%). Depicted on the graph, high school dropouts (no-High School) earn less than half what graduates make, college graduates make about eighty percent more than high school graduates, and those with graduate degrees make about two-and-one-half times more than high school graduates. Family income influences college attendance and the differences in education levels explain why less education translates to low paying jobs and low family
The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Aboriginal Community 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