Urban Aboriginal

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In this essay, we will analyze certain aspects of Aboriginal life, specifically pertaining to their experiences within the urban city setting. Aboriginals coming from their respective reservations face many difficulties, challenges, and hardships when attempting to integrate themselves into city life. This paper aims to illuminate some of those issues, as well as, give the reader a better understanding of urban Aboriginals. This paper does not intend on providing solutions to the problems that are discussed. This paper aims to present a manner of which we can approach the problem, and reduce bias as well as prejudice. First and foremost, in each paragraph we will address the issues as well as present research that has been conducted about Aboriginals and what challenges they face. Then we will discuss what the research data claims and what the conclusions mean, and how the data can be applied to alleviate some of the hardships the Urban Aboriginal faces. Research has been conducted about Aboriginals because even though they are the first peoples of this land, they have been oppressed, enslaved, their land taken from them, then sent to reservations in an attempt to segregate them from the rest of society, claiming they should have their own laws and regulations. After sometime within our history, our government decided we should assimilate them but, at the same time acknowledge that they are different, adhere to different laws, and be treated differently, apart from the normal citizen. When Aboriginals leave their reserve, perhaps in search of a better life, healthcare, jobs, or just to be a part of the accepted norm, the differences in treatment from their reservations to the city, their experiences with the government, and li... ... middle of paper ... ...09). Examining Evidence for Autonomy and Relatedness in Urban Inuit Parenting. Culture & Psychology, 15(4), 411-431. Retrieved March 8, 2011, Retrieved from http://library.mtroyal.ca:3071/ehost/results?hid=6&sid=1070f4ec-8b24-42cf-9e84-977dc9e0b8a4%40sessionmgr12&vid=2&bquery=%28%28Examining+Evidence+for+Autonomy+AND+Relatedness+%22in%22+Urban+Inuit+Parenting%29%29&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWlwLHVybCxjb29raWUsdWlkJmRiZ3JvdXA9NTc0MCZ0eXBlPTEmc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZl • Cardinal, N. (2006). The exclusive city: Identifying, measuring, and drawing attention to Aboriginal and Indigenous experiences in an urban context. Cities, 23(3), 217-228. Retrieved March 7, 2011, Retrieved from http://library.mtroyal.ca:3071/ehost/detail?hid=6&sid=dd8411cc-89d6-4803-af74-12983dc0d14c%40sessionmgr4&vid=13&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWlwLHVybCxjb29raWUsdWlkJnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=20873950
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