This loss contributed to many negative effects for these women and made them feel a strong sense of cultural estrangement. Neylan (2013) suggests that the Aboriginal women of Vancouver have perhaps experienced a similar and lingering attitude to those of the colonists. As well, it seems the Canadian justice system has also retained some of the same cruel and biased ideologies as its earlier colonialists. Neylan identifies a parallel here, explaining both colonists and the current justice system treat natives in a demeaning manner, disregarding the value of human life because of an indigenous lab... ... middle of paper ... ...tely acknowledging missing/murdered Aboriginal women. For example, the infamous Pickton murders emphasize the extremity taken by local police forces to mask the violence and exclusion that Aboriginal women have faced.
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It is argued that: “it involved the federal state, which threw its whole weight behind the business interests of Winnipeg, and aroused deep and bitter feelings in the ranks of labor all over the country. Its impact was far wider than the immediate economic issues of the strike. In the end, the six weeks that shook Winnipeg also shook the politics of Canada, and the legacy of the strike is more to be seen in its political consequences that in any other of its many aspects.” (Penner, 1975). During WWI, which began in 1914, Canada showed its loyalty to Britain by sending many Canadian soldiers to fight in the battlefield. Canada was also a big supplier of ammunition and food to Europe during the war.
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The Canadian Justice System v.s. Aboriginal People Topic: Be it resolved that the Canadian justice system be significantly changed. The Canadian justice system has failed the Canadian people. It has failed the aboriginal people of this nation on a massive scale. The flawed justice system has been insensitive and inaccessible, and has arrested and imprisoned aboriginal people in grossly disproportionate numbers.
“They looked human, they had all your features.” (pg 27) There was, however, one section in the text whose narrative point of view was not given by a character in the Laffey family. This instead was given by a voice of an Aboriginal woman, when the Aboriginal children were being taken away from their families. By giving voice to the Aboriginal society, the reader is able to get a glimpse of their point of view on the matter, which once again shows that society was racist, and Aboriginals were treated harshly. Another narrative technique used to bring forward the issue of race is naming. By using harsh names to describe racist white people, it made Aboriginals seem a far ‘softer’ race.
In communicating the racist and hostile attitudes of the dominant white ideology towards, for example, discrimination and assimilation, Davis constructs characters, which are continuously under fire and in opposition to the oppressing dominant white society. Admittedly Davis utilizes his characters to confront the audience and take them out of their comfort zone, thus showing them the reality of Aboriginal treatment. Furthermore this influences the audience to see that discrimination and assimilation are compelling elements in the ongoing cultural survival of Aboriginals within a Western society. Throughout the Great Depression discrimination and racism were both major issues relating to Aboriginals. Jimmy Munday, one of the more outspoken characters in No Sugar is characterised as the activist and lone Aboriginal voice that is constantly challenging dominant white ideology.
During the height of the fur... ... middle of paper ... ...al beliefs of female inferiority and the disconnection between male and female (NWAC, 2010a, p. 12). Federal policies on Indian Status remain perpetually sexist and discriminatory in nature, continuing the process of assimilation. Aboriginal women continue to be disempowered, experiencing high rates of poverty, incarceration, violence, and abuse. Aboriginal women’s bodies, honoured and sacred within the Indigenous worldview, experienced dehumanization, transformed into “inherently savage, dirty, impure and sinful,” and therefore violation of these bodies was justified (p. 11). Over generations of racist legislation, education, abuse, and violence, the inferiority of the Aboriginal woman has been internalized, continuing to shape government policies.
What if the Nez Perce made it to Canada. The Battle of Rosebud, Canyon Creek, and Bear Paw mountains impacted the Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Nez Perce tribes in a way that the American public looked at them as corrupt little creatures, with the terrible reservations they got put on, and how badly they were treated. Works Cited Addison, Helen and Dan McGrath. War Chief Joseph. Caxton Printers 1941.