What is your understanding of the issue in general? Aboriginals or First Nations in Canada were living peacefully with their tribe until the first settlers had came to Canada. The First Nations have long been discriminated and harshly treated ever since then. In the beginning, the new settlers had taken away the lands that the First Nations were living on. During the interaction between the settlers and the First Nations, there were some arguments that involved some First Nations to be killed by the settlers.
The conflicts between Canadian government and aboriginal groups have existed since the first British and French settlers came to Canada; however, some problems still appear today. The Oka Crisis is one of the major chaos caused by these left-over problems. In 1990, in order to stop the government from taking over their claimed lands, some Mohawks on the Kanesatake reserve blocked the roads near the Quebec village of Oka. Police forces were called to action; however, the aboriginal protesters killed a policeman and the police failed to take over the blocked. As the crisis upgraded, more and more protesters from all areas started to do the same thing.
Some school 's team mascot names have a history behind their name and the term means something distasteful. For example, in the Ute article it states “The Redskins term refers to a time in history when the king of England called for the scalping of Indians as proof of bounty.” Lots of Indigenous people refuse to say the term “Redskins” because it means the same thing as the N-word. This shows that it has a negative nuance for the Native community and it means something atrocious. Finally, there is a lot of racism towards the Indigenous Peoples tribes. First, the Ute article states that, “It is a complete lack of appreciation for cultural diversity.” This is saying that nobody appreciates that there are other cultures or ethnic groups within our society.
One moment in Canadian history I feel ashamed of is WW2 and people’s rights. From the moment WW2 was declared, The Measures Act was put into effect to take away certain ethnic groups and national groups’ rights. Japanese Canadians were not allowed to vote or serve in the army, their families were separated and sent into internment camps, and their belongings were taken away. Canadians of German and Italian descent were put into prison camps, Enemy Aliens were required to register with the RCMP and report to the police every month, and anyone sympathizing with Nazism, fascists, and communists were arrested. Since the Canadian government treated those groups of people horribly, this is a moment of history that does not represent unity and is
The Dawes Act was created for the government’s goal to divide up the tribal land among individual natives. After the tribes were in reservations the government wanted them to become more selfish so they came up with the idea of giving them one hundred and sixty acres and American citizenship if they agreed to town land but it didn’t work very
Overall, as Philbrick closes out the book the tensions in the Native American tribes and the English colonist would lead to King Phillips War. As we continue in Philbrick’s book he goes in great detail of King Phillip or also known as Metacom the son of Massasoit. Phillip began to grow uneasy with the economic balance between the colonist and the Native Americans. This led Phillip to gain followers to aggravate English settlements but, would not kill any settlers during this time and, Phillip would continuing doing this until the English killed one of his own men. This would start an assault by the Native Americans on the English settlements leaving very few survivors to tell about the horrific events.
a few of the Mohawk`s land (burial grounds and sacred groves) were going to be used for golf course expansions (Conflict over) Oka`s government is not respecting the native group and just doing it for themselves Mohawks filed a complaint but were declined due to lack of evidence for “specific legal requirements” (Conflict over) 1989, Oka mayor, Jean Ouellette approved the expansion of the golf course on the lands of the Mohawks (Conflict over) clearly, the Mohawks were not fond of this; Jean was woken by gun shots and helicopters flying off the next day (Medina) 26 September 1990, the Aboriginals surrendered
“And yet where in your history books is the tale/ Of the genocide basic to this country 's birth/ Of the preachers who lied, how the Bill of Rights failed/ How a nation of patriots returned to their earth.” This quote succinctly describes the suffering Aboriginal peoples have endured since European settlers arrived in North America and the lack of education about Residential Schools in Canada. The history of Residential Schools is important to the future of Canada and to understand Canada’s past. The history of Residential Schools is impossible, in the sense that it is incomplete and only recently recorded. Many of the 150 000 Inuit, Metis, and First Nations who were forced into these assimilatory schools have already died, meaning their experiences are lost. Only a fraction of the former students’ stories will be
Making Canada great Again From 1942-1949 the Canadian government was responsible for the cruel internment of Japanese citizens in Canada. Ever since the first sailor Manzo-Nagano arrived in New Westminster, BC Japanese have experienced prejudice. Early BC settlers were extremely conscious of there ethnic origin and were extremely concerned with the racial origins of immigrants, they became obsessed with eliminating “undesirables” and as a result passed laws preventing them from voting, working in mines and other government funded projects. On Dec 7th 1941, Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor killing 2403 Americans, 22,000 Japanese Canadians were disposed of there property and belongings and were evicted to various internment camps. The definition of a just society is that everyone has equal rights regardless of gender race.
But the possibly one of the most controversial songs in rap came from Ice-T’s album the “Body count.” The song is titled “Cop Killer,” the title alone should indicate the type of controversy this song sparked. The song like NWA’s “F the Police” was a song about protest against police brutality, but many didn’t see it that way. Some argued that the song would cause immense crime and violence against law enforcement and others. CLEAT a large group of law enforcement in Texas wanted to put a stop to Ice T’s song, so they had called for a boycott for all products Time warner just so they would remove the song and the albums from stores. Due to this the songs sales went up 370 percent it even got attention from then current president George H.W.