Social Inequality within the Aboriginal Population

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Introduction Health care services are important to all, but what happens when our First Nations are allowed to those services but they themselves don’t always use it? In Canada, the health care system is supposed to be a ‘discrimination-free envornment’ (Tang, 2008) but that is not always the case. The right to an adequate health is all ours, but then for many nurses and physicians ethnic groups such as Aboriginal people are victims of racial gestures. Therefore, the health of the Aboriginal population is much worse than the non-Aboriginal people. This paper will be addressing the difficulties that the First Nations face everyday, whether they are part of a non-Aboriginal community or simply in their own Reserves. It will also address what control the Canadian government has on the Aboriginal and their culture. No matter where these people are living, they face with certain discrimination from non-Aboriginal people everywhere they go. As a conclusion, the reader will have a better understanding of why it is important that the Aboriginals get a discrimination-free environment and treatment. They will also open their eyes that this is a matter of racism applied by everyone who fits in the ‘norms’ that society has created. Literature Review One of the greatest issues that the world is currently facing right now is racism. In Canada’s society however, some of this racism affects the life of certain minority groups; the Aboriginal population. Though there is about 1% of the population of Quebec (Canada, 2010) that is Native American, the issue needs to be addressed to help further their life-span. There is not only Aboriginal people in Quebec but also throughout Canada, in total there is 11 different Aboriginal communities througho... ... middle of paper ... Blackburn, C. (2007). Producing legitimacy: reconciliation and the negotiation of aboriginal rights in Canada. Journal Of The Royal Anthropological Institute, 13(3), 621-638. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9655.2007.00447.x Low, M., & Shaw, K. (2011). FIRST NATIONS RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE: Lessons from the Great Bear Rainforest. BC Studies, (172), 9-33. Minore, B., Boone, M., Katt, M., Kinch, P., & Birch, S. (2004). Addressing the realties of health care in northern aboriginal communities through participatory action research. Journal Of Interprofessional Care, 18(4), 360-368. doi:10.1080/13561820400011784 Tang, S. Y., & Browne, A. J. (2008). 'Race' matters: racialization and egalitarian discourses involving Aboriginal people in the Canadian health care context. Ethnicity & Health, 13(2), 109-127. doi:10.1080/13557850701830307
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