However, Kevin Busswood, speaking on behalf of the Members of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges states, " educational institutions fail to recognize the hidden agenda through which they are presenting the industrial of life as the only way to go". He further stated, "it is not very useful to lament the effects of colonialism when its ins... ... middle of paper ... ...ltural education is beneficial to the entire society. Natives comprise a large segment of Canada's population, and it is to the benefit of all citizens that we make the most of our resources. Bibliography: Jean Barman, Yvonne Hebert, & Don McCaskill. Indian Education in Canada Volume: 1 The Legacy.
Other than poverty, the Canadian mainstream society was another sign that Canada did not fully welcome immigrants. Discrimination would not have been a problem at the immigrants’ own country, coming to Canada; it became an additional factor that counted as an obstacle for them. It would be fair to say that poverty and discrimination on Canadian immigrants only became more subtle since the 1950s comparing to how immigrants were welcomed to Canada today.
That being said, Mulroney thought he was still keeping with Trudeau’s vision of a “just society” by giving the provinces more say in what happens to them. Mulroney examined what Trudeau had previously expressed as possible agreements between the provincial and federal governments and found Trudeau was sabotaging Mulroney’s plans only because Trudeau could not stand to watch another Prime Minister succeed at what he had failed to do. Whether this is true or not, it is obvious the battle for the Meech Lake Accord was won by Trudeau in the end.
167) The dominant group will exploit the minority by creating rules for success in their society, while denying the minority opportunities for such success, thereby ensuring that they continue to monopolize power and privilege. (Crossman.n.d) This paradigm was well presented throughout the film. The European settlers in Canada viewed the natives as obstacles in their quest of expansion by conquering resources and land. They feared that the aboriginal practices and beliefs will disrupt the cohesion of their own society. The Canadian government adopted the method of residential schools for aboriginal children for in an attempt to assimilate the future generations.
Because of the colonial past of so many cultures, numerous indigenous people today face many issues. Today colonialism is still active, known as Neocolonialism, which has devastating effects on global cultural groups. To begin, the term colonialism is defined in the dictionary as “control by one country over another and its people”. Throughout history colonialism has confounded and damaged numerous cultures and people. Indigenous people have undergone a series of massive modifications to their culture as well as spiritual beliefs and morals and obligations they’ve held since before the first coming of Western cultures.
Popular culture has shaped our understanding and perception of Native American culture. From Disney to literature has given the picture of the “blood thirsty savage” of the beginning colonialism in the new world to the “Noble Savage,” a trait painted by non-native the West (Landsman and Lewis 184) and this has influenced many non native perceptions. What many outsiders do not see is the struggle Native American have on day to day bases. Each generation of Native American is on a struggle to keep their traditions alive, but to function in school and ultimately graduate. The long history between Native American and Europeans are a strained and bloody one.
In times of Canada’s past, diversity was not something that was celebrated and those who were not white had great injustices done to them|. Canada does have a history of mistreating minorities this can be seen through assimilation policies used on the Natives, racism of African Canadians and discriminatory practices against Asian Canadians. (I NEED HELP OVER HERE!!!!11! !1!1) The Canadian government thought it was up to them to provide the Native children with schooling systems that would integrate them into Canadian society because it was thought their Native culture and heritage was inferior. Residential schools were set up across the country and it was made mandatory for the Aboriginal children to attend by law under the Indian Act.
Already having controlled much of Mexico and South America, problems were rising in the outskirts of New Spain. Secular and religious authorities were in conflict and the ever growing animosity of its aboriginal tribe made it difficult to maintain Spanish control. Though, for four generations the Spaniards had begun to feel successful in their endeavors of New Mexico. In early August, the sedentary and nomadic tribes banned together and overthrow the Spanish authority. There are many angles needed to be addressed in order to see why this happened.
Aboriginal-Canadians have an excessive history of mistreatment and discrimination in Canada. Europeans considered Canada’s First Nations as savages, eventually residential schools were created which in extreme cases were comparable to Prisoner of War camps. According to Evelyn Kallen, “Substandard housing breeding disease and death, closed schools due to lack of teachers, heat, and/or running water are only two examples of continuing, dehumanizing life conditions on many reserves” (198). Although, extensive improvements have been made to reservations and Aboriginal rights, more improvement remains necessary. Allan Blakeney stated, “An important starting point of course, is that Aboriginal people in Canada do not, as a group, occupy high positions on the socioeconomic ladder, although some Aboriginal people certainly do.
Despite all these benefits, Canadian contributions to UN peacekeeping missions have halted as of late, which contributes to its waning global reputation.Peacekeeping has the ability to place Canada on a pedestalin the eyes of the world, because it is a project that is supported by many influential nations such as the United States (U.S. Department of State, 2010) and Australia (Australian War Memorial, 2011). Peacekeeping is too strongly rooted in Canadian history for it to completely disappear. Canada’s declining global reputation should be interpreted as a sign to respond to the call of arms. Peacekeeping represents all the things Canada traditionally represents; fairness, equity, acceptance and human rights. It is the perfect way to symbolize to the world at large that Canada is a diplomatic nation, worth listening to.