The Canadian Constitution is the fundamental documents that help to guide the Canadian people and govern the different governments throughout Canada. These documents were created to unite the country together during its time of confederation along with helping to create unity for any of the new provinces that would continue to join the confederation of Canada up until the late 1990s. For many Canadians, however, it has begun to seem as though these once unifying documents are now creating more of a divide around the country rather than unification; this divide can often be seen throughout many of the Quebec separatist movements that have occurred over generations. This creation of a divide across the country, mainly in Quebec, has shown that
He changed Canada into an ideology of diversity, freedom, equality and humanity. His work and patriotism made Canada into one of the world’s greatest nations. Trudeau, brought multiculturalism into Canadian heritage. He made French and English the official languages of Canada, to please all Canadians. He gave Canada our own constitution.
Health Care is a huge and important part of Canada and what it is. Canadian citizens all have access to Canada 's healthcare system known as `Medicare`. Medicare is managed by the federal government delivered through a publicly funded health care system, in cooperation with the 10 provinces and 3 territories. Under the health care system, individual citizens are provided preventative care and medical treatments from primary care physicians as well as access to hospitals, dental surgery, and additional medical services. With a few exceptions, all citizens qualify for health coverage regardless of medical history, personal income, or standard of living.
His goal turned out as a success, after receiving a large amount of donation, and defeating Louis Riel 's army shortly after the railroad was completed. This helped to open a wide variety of businesses, and reissued his promises to each province in confederation. Therefore, Riel 's actions encouraged Mcdonald to finish the railroad 's construction and provided many benefits to Canada. Louis Riel should always be remembered as a heroic icon to Canadians. Though there is much controversy surrounding his heroism and villainy, Riel was an essential part of the development of Canada.
Today, Canada is seen as a multicultural and peaceful nation that has evolved over the course of history. This great nation would never have been possible without the impact that former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson left on this country. His achievements and insights profoundly affected and shaped Canada’s nation. First, peacekeeping is an important part of Canada’s heritage and a reflection of its fundamental beliefs that Pearson implemented after dealing with world changing situations and winning a Nobel Prize. Also, his contributions as a liberal leader as well as the flaws and controversy with Diefenbaker did in fact define this country.
The Indians did establish schools, develop written language and laws and even became sedentary farmers. Even though they had done all this to become a citizen they were still not recognized. They gave up hunting to adapt the European-American culture. The policy was designed to remove the Native Americans by the American government. The Indian Removal Act was not just created in the 1830’s but was culminated in the nineteenth century.
Multiculturalism is often seen as a defining aspect of the Canadian identity and the Canadian collective society. Many Canadians feel proud of Canada’s position on multiculturalism and the government 's cultural support system. Canada adopted its first policy concerning multiculturalism in 1971. The Canadian Multiculturalism Policy of 1971 was introduced to maintain the cultural freedom of all individuals and to recognize the cultural, diverse, and ethnic groups living in the Canadian society. In 1982 multiculturalism was recognized by section 27 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Trudeau’s multiculturalism concept became the hallmark of his government’s domestic policy and, arguably, the one with the greatest lasting impact on Canadian society. Trudeau’s multiculturalism mentality for a Canadian citizenry was a radical departure from the two-founding nation myth mentality that previous Canadian Prime Ministers had reinforced as a policy, primarily as a means to placate Quebec. This concept, that immigrants could come to Canada and become Canadian citizens while keeping their cultural heritage and traditions, was a stark departure from the previous policies, emphasizing either French-Canadian or, to a greater extent, British-Canadian heritage. In addition, prior to Trudeau’s multiculturalism concept, the Canadian government emphasized that immigrants were to abandon their cultural heritage and traditions, in order to obtain full citizenship. This even applied to the French-English conflict.
Residential schools were indubitably gruesome and immoral acts by the federal government to assimilate the Aboriginal culture to gain power. I was very surprised to learn that 150 000 Aboriginal children were forced to attend residential schools. It is crazy to fathom that so many human beings were tortured, neglected, abused and treated wrongfully while others let it happen for decades. I also found it surprising that the government surveyed the Aboriginal communities and the number one complaint was residential schools and yet no action was taken. If the federal government never intended to listen to the Aboriginals then why did they bother spending time doing surveys in the first place?
Assimilation is not a word the aboriginals take too kindly. Wayne Warry (2007) defined it as the “process by which a minority population is absorbed into a prevailing dominant culture”; the dominant culture being that of the European. The fastest way to assimilate the Indians was to remove the children from their homes (the government had already lost hope on the adults) and force them into residential schools. The recommendation came from N.F. Davin who took the idea from native schools based within the United States.
Over the past few decades, there has been many distinct perspectives and conflicts surrounding the historical context between the Indigenous peoples in Canada and the Canadian Government. In source one, the author P.J Anderson is trying to convey that the absolute goal of the Indian Residential School system in Canada has been to assimilate the Indian nation and provide them with guidance to “ forget their Indian habits”, and become educated of the “ arts of civilized life”, in order to help them integrate into society and “become one” with their “White brethren”. It is clearly evident throughout the source that the author is supportive of the Indian residential school system and strongly believes that the Indian residential School System
“I’m talking about Canada as a state of mind, as the space you inhabit not just with your body but with your head. It’s that kind of space in which we find ourselves lost” (Atwood, 18). This statement said by Margaret Atwood is definitely the best way to bring attention to the use of Canadian Literature in classrooms across Ontario. While good writers exist in all cultures, Ontario students should be putting more focus toward Canadian writers. For these students, they need to become more familiar with our own literature, despite being surrounded by other cultures.
To me, relationships and connectedness is what help motivate children to learn – so I can completely see how the above statement is true... and how Aboriginal children would struggle if they (and their families) do not feel a connection to and trust in, the learning center they attend. I want to do my best to make sure that in the future when I teach children that I (for a start) ensure that I provide more picture story books with Aboriginal children in them and that I play Aboriginal Music as part of the Music Program. Perhaps I could also have an Aboriginal Elder come in and talk to the group. Additionally if I had an Aboriginal child in my class I would definitely source resources from the ‘Creative Spirits’ website and find ways to encourage family involvement, in order to best support the child and his/her
Introduction During the year’s children and youth were sent to residential schools in Canada they were treated in such a way that their cognitive and socio-emotional development developed differently then those of a child or youth who did not attend these schools at the time. Students were shaped into what the government thought of as the perfect Canadian. During the time that the youth were at residential schools their identity, was taken away which shaped their ability to learn cognitively and emotionally. It is important to note that the topic of residential school impact is a large area and there needs to be a focus.
In a few scenes of the the grades one through twelve the short story “Indian Education,” by the Native American author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie is able to show us what it is like growing up in the white, American culture. Sherman Alexie is able to give us a glimpse of the differences of what it means to be in a non-white student area that is struggling due to the effects of colonization. Even though it has been many years since the European explores “found” North America, the settlers and government continued to expand into Indian territories. The Native Americans gradually saw their land and culture diminishing as they were relocated to reservations. The feelings of oppression become obvious through the eyes of Victor, a young boy.