First Nations Essays

  • A Summary Of The British Colonization Of Canada

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    research question will be answered by exploring and analyzing the First Nations’ and the British traders’ perspectives. The analysis will prove that different perspectives can help one understand the past. The First Nations were a group of Aboriginal Canadians that lived in Ontario and British Columbia during the British colonization. Upon the British arrival in 1763, the First Nations’ lives have changed drastically. The First Nations were treated as the “savages at the bottom of human society” (LaRocque)

  • Disadvantages Of Indigenous Women

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    Overall, Canada has a life expectancy of 79.5 years in 2001, which was only 2.1 years behind Japan which has the highest life expectancy (Kermode-Scott). This places Canada in a similar position to the rest of the developed nations in the world (Kermode-Scott). This contrasts drastically with the life expectancy of Indigenous peoples in Canada. For example, in that same year the Inuit in Nunavik (the region in Northern Quebec) had a life expectancy average of 66.7 years – a

  • Residential School Essay

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    viewpoints and values to First Nations children. The schools were ran by white nuns and white priests to get rid of the “inner Indian” in the children. In residential schools, the children suffered immensely from physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual abuse. Although the many tragedies, language was a huge loss by the First Nations children. One of the worst punishments in residential schools was for speaking their own language. The use of residential schools on First Nations has led to substantial

  • Why Indigenous People Have Been Treated

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    I believe that the treatment of indigenous people has not been fair in fact it has worsened over the century. Here are a four reasons why the indigenous people have been treated unfairly. The first reason why indigenous people have been neglected is that they're not concerned as first class citizens. The reason why they're not treated as the same class is that the North American governments believe that if Native people do not join with the country they live in the will not be given the certain luxuries

  • Borders By Thomas King Analysis

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    and Canadian countries. Thomas King’s short story “Borders” relates the different problems which concern a Blackfoot mother and her son when crossing the American border in order to visit her daughter. Knowing that King is a strong advocate of First Nations, the reader will be able to perceive his social criticism within this story. Despite the fact that Americans and Canadians are conscious of these critics, Thomas King takes a step forward and introduces these social issues in one of his more important

  • Civic Patriotism: The Definition Of Civic Nationalism

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    First, it seems to be a good idea to clarify the term of ‘civic nationalism’. There are multiple definitions made by several academic scholars. An essential definition originates from Michael Ignatieff, the Canadian author, who is the main defender of the increasingly well-known thought of "civic nationalism." He characterizes a civic nation as “a community of equal, rights-bearing inhabitants, joined in nationalist association to a shared arrangement of political practices and values." Civic patriotism

  • Canada Peacekeeping Roles

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    Relationships 6. Peacekeeping Operations of UNO 7. Peace Enforcement: Mapping the 'Middle Ground' in Peace Operations 8. Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations on Need for Rapid Deployment 9. Missions in the Middle East 10. First Canadian peacekeeping mission 11. Why Canada sent Troops

  • Confederation In Canada

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    country we know it as today. The events that have taken place in the past, have played a significant role on the way our society is today. After many years, Confederation brought the colonies of British North America together and united them into one nation to form Canada. Throughout the 1900s, Canada won independence, turning the colony into a dominion, and gave the country an image of achievement and national unity. The Railways played a huge role in industrialization and tied the colonies together

  • Lester B. Pearson's Impact On Canada

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    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

  • The Importance Of Aboriginals In Canada

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    their self identity as they don’t understand where they came from and the roots their families were molded from. Many First Nation children felt distressed due to the isolation and loneliness when at these school. One example being, Chanie Wenjack, a student who ran away from a residential school as he missed his family and he later died due to starvation and the cold. This was the first death the government impacted on. The Canadian Encyclopedia reports that “students were isolated and their culture

  • Chelsey Vowel Post-Reflection

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    Post-Reflection 1) What did I learn from this assignment? From reading Chelsey Vowel's novel, I learned plenty about myself as an Indigenous person living in "Canada". The greatest thing I took away from this assignment is that I need to embrace my Indigenous culture more and be proud to be who I am. There has been movement on how the citizens of "Canada" view Indigenous people, but at times I am still hesitant to identify as an Indigenous person. When discussing with my group during the book club

  • Examples Of Discrimination In Canada

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    How different would life be if your nation was discriminated and seen as unequal to the rest of the people in your country? Unfortunately, this is a major problem in the Indigenous community of Canada today. Discrimination against the Indigenous dates back to early European settlement, and although efforts have been made in recent generations to make the country a mosaic of peoples and cultures, a recent poll suggests that more than one-third of respondents believe racism against Indigenous people

  • Colonialism In Death Of A Virgin

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    Canada is a nation that prides itself on opportunity and freedom. However, the treatment of Canada’s aboriginal community says otherwise. Although Canada is incredibly welcoming to new immigrants that want a fresh start, the original occupants, Aboriginal people, are still being mistreated today. Aboriginal people are described as the original people or indigenous occupants of a particular country (Hutchings, 2016). Unfortunately, Aboriginal people have been exploited in Canada for decades, which

  • The Importance Of Education In Canada

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    our nation to celebrate, express and promote the different spectrums of diversity throughout the land, and this includes working to right past wrong. For instance, the people of Canada have acknowledged the immorality of its choices regarding Indigenous peoples, and are now working their way to reconciliation for the past failures. Before Europeans arrived in North America, Indigenous people were able to satisfy the living requirements through the resources of the natural environment (First Nations

  • Birdie And Indian Horse Analysis

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    children are unheard and purposely ignored. This is portrayed through the literature of Birdie by Tracey Lindberg and Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. Despite both apologies from Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, the government system to protect First Nations children appears to have detrimental effects on the life of a child. This is proven by young children turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain, family members who abuse their children because they consume high amounts of alcohol

  • Birdie And Indian Horse Summary

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    purposely ignored. This is portrayed through the literature of Birdie by Tracey Lindberg and Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. Despite receiving apologies from Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, the government system to protect First Nations families appears to have detrimental effects on the native children. This is proven by young children turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain, by family members who abuse their kids because of alcohol addictions, and the increasing

  • Industrialization In Canada

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    industrialization took part in two ways in the land of the true North strong and free known as Canada. But before we get into what this beautiful country is like today, let's go back to the beginning Canada was originally a country populated with the first nations society which consisted of hunters, farmers, fur traders, loggers, and fishermen they called these people the hunter gatherers for they hunted for food and gathered their sources. It was the 16th century when europeans came, settled and started

  • I Lost My Talk Poem Analysis

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    and also values local cultures. It also describes the heroic journeys of the explorers to the north and west and their encounters with the First nations. In 1751 printing press was brought to Halifax and it lead to the development of literature in Canada. The History of Emily Montague (1769) was one of the pioneering work in Canadian literature, it was the first novel written by an

  • Personal Narrative Speech: My Journey To Canada

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    Hey! Today I 'm glad to present to you my journey to Canada. As you all know, the world is big and divided into many different countries. A few classmates and I had the chance to participate in a very special opportunity to travel across the world and see how people live in different cultures. We got to travel to Toronto, the largest city in Canada. I, along with a few other classmates got to stay with a Canadian family for a whole week. And this is our story. We woke up in the cloudy city

  • Traditional Education

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    life were changing and the reliance on European goods became more common. Aboriginal people saw education as a form of displacement and not taught enough about everyday laws, whether those are civil or common laws. One elder of the Sioux Valley First Nations said, “The Aboriginal languages were given by the Creator as an integral part of life. Embodied in Aboriginal languages is our unique relationship to the Creator, our attitudes, beliefs, values and the fundamental notion of what is truth. Aboriginal