The soci-economic situation that aboriginals face has and continues to impact Aboriginals. The flaws in the justice system show significant relation to the overrepresentation of aboriginals in the justice system. The Aboriginals over representation in the criminal justice system is due to many social factors within our societies. Past injustices for this group has predominantly shaped there future for them. Factors such as poverty, unemployment/education and housing status can be affected by crime, or they can be the results.
Aboriginal homelessness differs from mainstream Canadian homelessness due to the assumptions and cultural inferiority in the aboriginal community (Belanger and Awosoga 2013, 9). Society portrays homelessness as an individual problem that is simply solvable through personal effort. However, one needs to consider the impact of historic Indian policies that resulted in impoverished conditions for aboriginals. (Belanger and Awosoga 2013, 21). Racism and social segregation is a continuous issue when it comes to aboriginal homelessness.
The selective prosecution of visible minorities, immigrants and Aboriginals has been recognized as a racial inequality and corrupted the Criminal Justice System. The unequal treatment of immigrants and Aboriginals within the justice system has become evident through various forms. Canada`s colonial past has greatly influenced the judicial system and it seems obvious that race plays a factor in many of the facets of
The past and present issues affecting Aboriginal poverty, has long been a concern to social work services. Uncovering how these issues cause poverty is significant, because it tell us why Indigenous people are affected the way they are. This essay discusses the underlying issues that result in Aboriginal poverty, focusing in particular on first, describing material and non- material poverty, second the loss of land, third pollution on Aboriginal environment, fourth exclusion from social provisions and fourth, how practitioners can address these issues. Overall, it is argued through the literature that poverty is a large issue affecting many Indigenous Australians lives in Australia. Material and non-material poverty are vital factors in understanding the extent that Indigenous Australians face poverty.
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.
Despite that, this method has not been effective in reducing crime amongst the aboriginal people. Both males and females amongst the aboriginals are overrepresented in the various levels of secured custody. However, based on the enormity of the native involvement in the Canadian Penal System, there have been a number of commissions meant to resolve the dilemma regarding the aboriginal people (Crnovich 2005 : 8). While both the premises of the aboriginal and also the contemporary models related to justice have been identified as being mu... ... middle of paper ... ... integrate their cultural value system. Restorative justice helps the Aboriginal people through connection with the various social, interpersonal and also other challenges that are believed to contribute to criminal behavior.
Evaluating and Refining Solutions: Hate crimes can be described as criminal activities that are perceived to be fueled by prejudice against and hostility towards the victim based on an individual characteristic. In most cases, hate crimes are motivated by gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, identity, and religion or faith. The increase in hate crimes in the recent past has not only made it a major issue that needs to be addressed in the modern society but has also attracted several legislative measures to deal with it. However, dealing with this major societal issue not only requires these legislative measures but also necessitate creative and critical thinking to enhance the effectiveness of initiatives taken to address it. The development of suitable initiatives through creative and critical thinking requires evaluating and refining resolutions.
The Europeans who took part in this displacement exercise were less humane and they treated the aboriginal families with less decency and this mistreatment was prolonged even after independence The legislations that were enacted were targeted towards specific races with those against the aboriginals being more stringent and with less liberty (Taylor 1992). These cultural wars have for long been under constant address by either the international community or some concerned groups like the black armband historians. The individuals who have since emerged to fight against discrimination and prejudice directed towards the aboriginals have done so backed... ... middle of paper ... ...e past in the present; the present in the past; constructing a national Aboriginality’ in Past and present: The Construction of Aboriginality, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra. Briscoe, G 1988, ‘History and “oral history”? : A historical-and epistemological viewpoint’, Black Voices, vol.
To a certain extent one could infer they are reflections of society, of those who present the data and most importantly of those who accumulate it. The facts themselves become a socially constructed foundation for social knowledge, which inevitably become subjective. This essay aims to discuss how ideological biases within the Police and to a certain extent the media are reflected in the crime statistics. Police recordings of crime has been a main source for crime statistics for decades, but these recordings are known to greatly represent a particular ideological bias: Institutional racism. As defined by Macpherson (1999) Institutional Racism consists of the collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin.
8th Fire: Indigenous in the City, is part of a documentary series that describes the challenges that aboriginal people face when moving to the large cities from reservations. The documentary begins by describing the stereotypes that English Canadians as well as other visible minority groups perceive aboriginal people to be. They show how damaging the stereotypes are to the First Nations, especially in the area of education. The documentary concludes by offering a few some solutions of how to change and improve the relationship between the aboriginal community and the rest of Canada. The two main aspects of the film that I will focus my analysis on is the education system from past to present and the negative impacts it has had on the First Nation’s people as well as aboriginal stereotyping.