Aboriginal identity, mental health and suicide rates were outlined throughout this analysis along with the disgusting lack of government aid. As stated above, the aboriginals from the Kattawapiskak River have a strong sense of identity. The persons on these reserves are proud of their traditions and practice resilience in their faith and values, however, the physical and emotional pain these people are put through will soon break their spirits. They can only ask for help from the government so many times before it will be too
The right to water is a social, political and economic issue that needs to be addressed and regulated through effective policies. First Nations’ right to water has been recognized as a significant policy issue in Canada. Canada has failed to effectively address the issue as its policies tend to disregard Aboriginal peoples’ right to safe drinking water. First Nations across Canada have identified the constraint of water and water governance in their communities. Despite living in a developed country, First Nations’ communities do not have access to same clean water as the rest of the Canadian population.
The Industrial Revolution brought down the prices of crops produced by farmers, this meant that farmers were not making enough money to pay off their debts. This increasing problem was slowly digging farmers into a hole with what seemed to be no escape. To add on to their everlasting money problems, middlemen and railroad companies were price gouging the farmers. This meant, the companies were asking farmers to pay prices which had been far higher than the actual value of the products needed for the farmers to raise crops. Companies did this, because they knew that farmers could not buy their goods from other businesses due to the fact that there were not any others in sight.
The nonfiction “Roberto Acuna Talks about Farm workers” by Studs Terkel highlights that workers hard to breathe pesticides that affected their longs. In other words, the farm workers were treated unfairly. This is significant because it shows that farm workers had no rights about the conditions they worked in. In addition, “They treat him like a farm implement. In fact, they treat their implements better and their domestic animals better.”
Industrialization upgraded machines, but downgraded people’s health due to more pollutants getting put into the air. Along with this there were very poor working conditions that decreased people’s health. Upton Sinclair showed that industries should have safer and more sanitary working conditions before employing people to work and distributing their product, in order to decrease the amount of injuries and illnesses, in The Jungle. Sinclair wrote about how most of the machines in the factories were very dangerous. Many of the machines were run by the working men/women, so when a machine broke the man/woman working at it usually had to try to fix it.
The world seems to turn a blind eye to global health. Whether they use the excuse, as said in the book, “resources are limited.” Or countries just simply do not want to go out of their way to provide for these countries. That is why Paul Farmer and his colleagues set out to help these people who are suffering from bad diseases, as well as government systems that will not do anything to help these people in need. The book “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder is the chronicling of anthropologist, professor, and doctor Paul Farmer.
Can you imagine what conditions would be like for Canadian workers if workers had no benefits such as medical and dental, no say in hours or days off? That is just a few examples of what our working world without unions, or organized labour, would look like. Unions seek to give Canadian workers a voice for equality between all parts of a company where there may not have always been a chance for workers to speak up and are an essential part of working class structure in society. Though not every working Canadian today, or in the past has been part of a union they have helped shape the standards of today 's employment expectations.
Funded through the government and taxpayer’s dollars, the Canadian health care system is a resource provided by Canadians for Canadians (cite here). While the Canadian system often carries around the stigma for its long wait times and its slow health care administration, their issues are often seen as small hiccup compared to its benefits of easy access and fair approach to all resources and physicians. While the system may require an individual to wait excessively for small injuries within the waiting room, if the care is urgent and needed immediately these patients are given priority access (cite here). While the emergency rooms of Canadian hospitals are often seen in a negative light due to their poor medical administration and distribution of medical practitioners to patients, medication is given (iv treatment) for the individual to not have to sit in pain (cite here). While the wait times in comparison to the United States seem to portray a negative image on the public
I know they have sent a few mental health nurses and social workers to aid the people who attempted to suicide and suffer from mental illnesses, but a few can not prevent them from committing suicide, or trying to attempt it once more. There is no way to be able to fix this issue immediately, nonetheless, there are things that you can do to make the situation improve. Due to the fact that there is no perfect solution to this crisis, the best you can do is to try to make the lives of the citizens of the community of Attawapiskat better and somewhat like the lives of an average Canadian, and provide them with funding and other things like proper funding for schools, homes, fresh water, proper health care and employment. It would help lift suicidal thoughts by providing what you can to make their lives better and bring them to a better mental
Farm work in America was migratory and seasonal. Migratory workers traveled to different places to find work or seasonal workers only came when they needed help picking crops. So, because they were not permanent workers the camps that they lived in was not pleasant. The camps were made out of burlap, canvas, palm branches, no wooden floors, water was brown with mud: so they were not able to take a shower. The grower did not care about their worker welfare.
Due to the waiting times and issues of access in the Canadian healthcare system, people have been reported in saying that they are willing to pay out of pocket for a system that would be more efficient (Irvine). Sadly, with laws that inhibit and in some areas prohibit this market in Canada, people are not going to be able to find market based solutions to the problem on access to health care in Canada. Publically managed and government funded health care programs that include little to no fees for the general public are very attractive in theory (Irvine) but it seems, in Canada’s case, this can lead to issues of access and quality which would make people argue that systems that provide vouchers or subsidies for health care are more efficient and market
The water in Canada is definitely not equally distributed. "The majority of Canada 's population lives in the southern part of the country, but 60% of the country 's renewable water drains to the north, so access to water resources are limited." In fact, some areas of Canada are already experiencing some degree of water stress. More than one in every six people in the world is water stressed, meaning that they do not have access to potable water. Water is a precious and a sacred resource and we need to protect its quantity and quality.
However, pre-migratory social determinants have had a negative effect on the mental health of some immigrants. The research also shows that not many individuals from Latin America use the health facilities and there is a correlation between their non-use and their language barriers. Finally they posited that more research needs to be done on the mental health of Latino immigrants in Canada. However, it must reflect the diverse nature of the growing Latino population and not limited to one group like the literature
In one survey, 36% of people stated that they would not want to work closely with an individual who has an acute mental illness (McGinty, Webster & Barry, 2013). This survey can also shed insight on the problems that nurses face and the toll it takes on them over time when dealing with homeless patients, who have many mental disabilities in addition to physical ailments. The standards and lifestyles and quality of life between nurses and the homeless population are very much culturally different. Outside of the medical arena, these different groups of people rarely intermingle within society. There is a lack in the full understanding that the homeless population does not live in, or have direct access to clinics, hospitals, shelters, or any other medical establishment where advice and/or medical instructions or diagnoses are held.
Having non-educated workers provided little to no help for the children, as the social workers were not able to understand or provide appropriate advice for the children in times of need, as their lack of knowledge of the origin of the child(ren) made them useless. Foster homes were claimed to be “better for the children”, but now it is evident that it was an excuse for the Euro-Canadians to stomp out the Native Heritage in Canada. By the 1970’s, approximately 70% of Aboriginal children were taken and placed into Non-Aboriginal homes. The Indigenous children who were taken in began to deal with many social issues themselves . 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.