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Systemic Problems and Leadership Short Falls in the Canadian Forces

- Canada’s military leadership structure has gone through considerable changes since 1896 when changes to promote professionalism began. However, the Canadian Forces has done very little towards evolving since the exemplary leadership and professionalism shown during the Hundred Days War of World War 1. Instead Canada’s Armed Forces leadership has regressed into a state of systemic problems and lack of professionalism. Our armed forces are not reaching its potential as one of the world’s most professional because of educational flaws, politics and civilianization....   [tags: International Government ]

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Canadian-American Relations

- ... Considering the geographic position between Canada and America, in order to get across ones border there is only a need to cross land with a vehicle. Both of the countries are in the same continent (North America) and only require a simple transportation to transport and export goods. This helps with the Canadian economy because Canadians have more goods to offer to customers. Mass quantities of goods allow small businesses to open, it also allows more advertising. Some might say American advertising has a great influence in Canadian media....   [tags: economy, american companies, conflict]

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Cultural Differences Between Cultures And Culture

- The sum of beliefs, values, language, and other aspects in a society when passed down from one generation to another is known as culture. Culture is an idea very present in our daily lives, as we often come across ourselves surrounded by people from a variety of backgrounds.This is especially common in a country like the U.S. with a history of immigration and cultural diversity. Culture variation is defined as the difference in behavior and customs between cultures and how cultures differ from one another....   [tags: North America, United States, Culture, Canada]

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Social Studies Rebellion Essay

- Open protest, conflicting interests, lives changed forever. This is a rebellion. You’re willing to fight the authorities to be heard. Armed rebellion is only justifiable if nothing else works. The Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada, Red River Rebellion, and Northwest Rebellion are all part of Canadian history. They show us that people can go against the government which usually results in a large loss of life, but more importantly change. The Rebellion of Upper and Lower Canada mainly occurred because of land issues, government inequality, and irresponsibility to the people....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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How Much Does Culture Affect Us?

- How Much Does Culture Affect Us. Writer Tariq Ramadan once said, “Cultures are never merely intellectual constructs. They take form through the collective intelligence and memory, through a commonly held psychology and emotions, through spiritual and artistic communion.” This quote makes a valid point: culture has a major influence our opinions, art, and mind. Where we come from, where we live, who we’re around, and the values of the world around us shape who we are. In the stories Everyday Use, Two Ways to Belong in America, and Ethnic Hash, the idea of the influence of culture, whether it’s ours or someone else’s, is presented....   [tags: Culture, Family, The Culture, Indigenous peoples]

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The Effect Of The Canadian Born Women

- The Employment Equity Act in Canada was authorized by the federal government and was established in 1986. This Act was constructed for employers in order to take down the barriers from employment that burdens women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and people with disabilities. The Act embraces treating people the same way as everyone else, unless special accommodations are needed. Regardless of the existence of this act there still remains a glass ceiling which metaphorically restricts women from equal opportunity in management and executive positions....   [tags: Employment, Management, Gender, Sexism]

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Nationalism in Quebec and Canadian Politics

- During the twentieth century, Canada as a nation witnessed and endured several historical events that have had a deep and profound influence on Canadian politics. The most influential and constant force in twentieth century Canadian politics has been the increasing power and command of Quebec nationalism and the influence it has had on Canadian politics today. Quebec nationalism has shaped the structure and dynamics of Canadian federalism from a centralized to a decentralized form of federal government (Beland and Lecours 2010, 423)....   [tags: International Politics ]

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The Issue Of The Canadian Civil Code

- How are Canadian values to be defined. Given that Canada is a multicultural society with religious freedom enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, how is it reconciled with cultural norms that deviate from Canadian values. Honour killings are a headline feature on the news in Canada even today, where murder is a clear violation of both the Canadian criminal code as well as the fundamental values Canadians hold dear. In this paper, I will argue that while religious freedom is a feature of the Charter and honour killings may be tolerated under certain foreign cultures, not only is murder an offence under Canadian law; there is a categorical imperative that murder is wrong....   [tags: Murder, Homicide, Crime of passion, Manslaughter]

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The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedom

- For a technological generation with unlimited access to information, we are very ignorant about our history. I am sure if you were to stop people on the street and ask them who the forefathers of Canada are, they would draw a blank. You would face the same results if attempted to ask, what year was the Canadian charter of rights and freedom created. In addition, if people were asked to name the type of government, I am sure they would claim we are a Democracy, well we are not actually, and we are a Constitutional Monarchy....   [tags: Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples]

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The Rights Of The Canadian Government

- Vancouver currently maintains an image as a sort of maternal ethnic melting pot, a region rich in cultural diversity and with a municipality that is both tolerant and welcoming of various displays and traditions. However, upon closer examination of recent history, it becomes clear that the concept of the city embracing minorities with a warm liberal hug is both incorrect and a form of manipulation in itself. The articles Erasing Indigenous Indigeneity in Vancouver and The Idea of Chinatown unravel the cultural sanitization that occurred in Vancouver at the turn of the nineteenth century as means of state domination....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group]

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Historical Periods of Canadian History

- Logically organizing a topic as diverse and wide-ranging as Canadian history into specific periods is complex and challenging. Canadian history spans hundreds of years, covers numerous events from varying points of views, and contains dimensions of culture, theme, and politics. To grasp the logical and appropriate organization of history into periods, it is helpful to refer to appropriate text sources. Two Canadian History texts, intended for use by undergraduates, by Bumstead and Silver will be considered....   [tags: canada]

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Workplace Inequality Of The Canadian Population

- As the Canadian population becomes more diverse it would be reasonable to expect that workplace inequality and insecurity would decrease. However, because employers attempt to increase profits and dividends to the stakeholders, vulnerable workers will increasingly be forced to take employment in jobs with low pay and few benefits. Inequality in the workplace is aided by the insecurity of the workplace. The structure of the workplace can lead to workplace insecurity. Workplace insecurity according to Krahn, Lowe, and Huges, (2012) is where standard employment such as permanent full time employment is not readily available....   [tags: Employment, Minimum wage, Wage, Wage labour]

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Transitioning into the Canadian Workplace

- Canada has a very diverse group of people, each of whom has studied competently and is a professional in a different skill based occupation. From the 2006 Canadian Census, about one in five Canadians were born outside the country (McMullen, 2009). Each of these immigrants originates from a distinctive culture and language, and have different characteristics such as gender, age, and education. Yet, it is not an easy process as it once was to immigrate to Canada (Dupuis, 2013). Upon arrival, immigrants face countless forms of barriers, such as: language, proper credentials, abandonment of education and work experience from abroad, discrimination, lower earnings and cultural differences....   [tags: mei fang, canada, immigrants]

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Settlement in the Canadian Maritime Provinces

- “New France was not merely the settlement of a few fur traders; it was also a colony of Christ in the New World, even more a colony of Christ, or of the Church, than of France.” Due to the pious believers that inhabited New France, the country was run in a particular way, separating itself from France. Although falling under the jurisdiction of “New France,” the Acadians governed separately than the rest of the country and were a separate entity within New France. Today, “the Acadians are the French speaking population of the Canadian Maritime provinces,” and these are the Acadians that were not displaced during the expulsions, under British rule....   [tags: New France, Acadians, Port Royal, Canada]

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Settlement in the Canadian Maritime Provinces

- Introduction “New France was not merely the settlement of a few fur traders.” The Acadians were “a pastoral-like people who once formed a proud nation in a land called Acadia.” Although falling under the jurisdiction of “New France,” the Acadians governed separately than the rest of the country and were an independent entity within New France. Today, “the Acadians are the French speaking population of the Canadian Maritime provinces,” and these are the Acadians that were not displaced during the expulsions, under British rule....   [tags: New France, Canada, Acadia, Acadians]

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Women in the Canadian Workforce

- Women in the Canadian Workforce Introduction Women have experienced hardship in the Canadian markets since their initial entry in the labour force. Statistics and findings prove that the trends around women receiving less than equal pay and a lack of female leaders in the labour markets are in fact improving. While women and men are close to being equal in numbers in the workforce, there is still inequity financially. This issue of almost equal number of females to males in the labour market, but lack of actual equality in the labour force is significant and to be addressed....   [tags: pay, inequity, barriers]

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Negotiating Differences Glimpses Into A Canadian Interracial Relationship By Bina Mehta And Kevin Spooner

- For my Identity Essay I read Negotiating Differences Glimpses into a Canadian Interracial Relationship by Bina Mehta and Kevin Spooner. The chapter talks about their relationships and some of the conflicts they faced as an interracial couple. The chapter I read opened my eyes to Culture and Conflict. The story discussed conflict between Bina and Kevin, and their relationship with Binas parents. Binas parents were unimpressed that Bina decided to marry a man from a different culture, which is an untraditional act....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Canada, Netherlands]

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Canadian Health And Safety Legislation

- Introduction Canadian health and safety legislation require companies and organizations to make a commitment towards occupational health and safety. Maintaining a safe workplace environment has numerous benefits. A safe work environment can boost employee morale, increase productivity and improve job satisfaction. For companies and organizations these benefits can lead to less turnover and increased employee retention. They can also reduce absenteeism while improving the culture and image of a company or organization....   [tags: Occupational safety and health]

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The Canadian Code Of Ethics

- This vignette focuses on a male adolescent who was already in therapy for behavioral issues, peer relations problems and suffering from a mild form of mental retardation. The issue at hand was about payment after the patient 's mom was laid off and subsequently lose her insurance. Dad steps in to offer goods in exchange for service so his son can continue therapy. As a therapist, what should you do when someone 's mental health depends on your services. The best thing to do will be the follow the APA ethical guidelines to help in making the appropriate decision and to use the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologist known as the Ethical Decision Making Process....   [tags: Decision making, Ethics, Risk, Decision theory]

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How Is The Internet Reshaping Culture

- How is the Internet reshaping what we mean by culture. During the 20th century, electricity, the telephone, the automobile, and the airplane made the world more accessible to people and transforming our society in the process. Most people had to call their local bank to check their statements. Or wait for the paper invoice in the mail. The latest score for last night's hockey game were found in the local newspaper. Then came the accessible worldwide system of interconnected networks called the Internet....   [tags: Modern Culture]

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The Canadian Food Guide

- Introduction The Canadian Food Guide1 is an important health promotion tool, as long as it is adapted to the sociocultural context in which it is used. This is crucial for the First Nations, which are struggling with health problems related to nutrition and whose traditional eating habits must be taken into account2. Drawing deeply into their values and culture, Atikamekw health services have developed their own Food Guide (AFG) in 1998. For ten years, it was the main tool used by health workers to teach basic principles of healthy eating....   [tags: Health]

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CanCon Regulations toward a Better Canada

- Many scholars have a notion that children and teens are highly susceptible to being influenced by the media due to their lack of real world experiences (Scharrer, 1957). With such a high population of young people in Canada we must be aware of the content broadcasted through mass media to encourage a more “Canadian” youth. Canadian television, films, and radio alike are often compared to that of American media, which contains highly identifiably American substance. Thus, Canadian identity and culture is greatly influenced by content derived from the USA....   [tags: Canadian identity instead of Americanization]

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Were the needs of Quebecois Effectively Met?

- From the Confederation of Canada, to present day, French Canadians have always thought that Canada's path towards the future should be embodied in a different manner. Several events in Canadian History have resulted in several heated feelings between French and English Canadians. Though the majority of English Speaking Canadians have tried to reconcile with French Canadians by making several attempts to mend their relationships, the question about the needs of French Canadians still exists. Through an extremely thorough analysis of several key sources, it is evident that the needs of French Canadians were, undoubtedly, not met, which shall be plainly and exhaustively proven through an in de...   [tags: French Canadian Nationalism]

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Residential Schools

- Case Study: Residential Schools Examining the residential school system in Canada between the 1870s and 1996 exposes numerous human rights and civil liberties violations of individuals by the government. This case study involves both de jure discrimination and de facto discrimination experienced by Aboriginals based on their culture. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms specifically protects Aboriginal rights under section 25 and section 15 declares that, “Every individual is equal before and under the law” (Sharpe & Roach, 2009, p....   [tags: Canadian Education, Canadian Government]

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The Changing Role of Governement in Canada

- Our history of 20th century of Canada on the treatment on immigrants was indeed bias and still occurs to some extent today. Numerous amounts of immigrants were into lose if not all, but very many of their belongings, valuables and family behindhand, to posses a Canadian citizenship. People travelled extensive distances to seek better lives; Canadians faced many with racism because of their differences, in fact it influenced ruined many lives. Immigrants in the past were shamefully discriminated against and exploited by the Canadian changing role of government, producing a dark side to Canada’s history....   [tags: canadian immigration, chinese exclusion]

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Canadian Teenagers

- today's society Canadian teenagers are exposed to different pathway involving drugs. The most common drug used among Canadian teenagers is alcohol followed by cannabis.(Leslie, Karen 2008) Canadian teenagers are influenced by drugs and alcohol on a daily based at school and through the media. In Canada the legal drinking age is nineteen in most provinces with the exception of Quebec where it is eighteen years old. Teenagers who have family members with drug and alcohol problem or if they suffer from depression, anxiety or other various forms of mental health disorders are at a higher risk of developing and addiction or experimenting with drugs and alcohol.( Leslie, Karen 2008) ....   [tags: Drugs and Alcohol, Cannabis, Marijuana]

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Foucault’s Biopolitics and Agamben’s State of Exception

- The Canadian identity has changed through the years from the makeup of ethnicities, culture and values but all these changes are kept within a normative standard. The state has a stake in minimising conflict and diversity at the expense of the minority. Political writers theorise on the motive for government actions with the two primary theories being Foucault’s “biopolitics” and Agamben’s “state of exception”. Biopolitics stresses the importance of biology and how the government seeks to protect life rather than condemn, creating an effective and optimised population for capitalism....   [tags: Canadian politics, Canada]

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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

- The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has fundamentally shaped Canadian society since its inception through the Constitution Act of 1982. Promising egalitarian, linguistic, religious as well as other basic rights, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one of the primary doctrines in which Canadian law is founded upon. Many have argued that the advent of the Charter has transformed Canadian society into one that is preoccupied with that of rights. The rise in social movements, specifically in areas of women’s rights, indigenous rights and homosexual rights, are indicative of this....   [tags: canadian politics, constitution act ]

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Hofstede 's Dimensions Of Culture

- Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture in Canada With much curiosity about the country, I dedicated this paper to discovering Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture for Canada. Although I have never been to the country, I found that Canada’s dimensions of culture are very similar to those of the United States. In many countries, it is common for the dimensions of culture, such as, masculinity/femininity, and long-term vs. short-term indulgence to effect Canada’s national culture as well as the management culture in the country....   [tags: United States, Canada]

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Brief Canadian History

- 1. As the government of Canada was taking its first steps as a united country after confederation it was eying a vast amount of land which is now part of the Canadian prairies and Manitoba. The Canadian government was interested in Rupert’s land because Canada wanted to expand from sea to sea (A Mari Usque Ad Mare) therefore accomplishing sir MacDonald vision for a bigger better Canada. One of the main reasons why Canada was eager to buy Rupert’s land was because good farmable land was scarce in Ontario....   [tags: Settlers, Rebels, Expansion]

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The Importance of Atlantic Canada on Canadian Buisness

- I wasn’t born in Atlantic Canada but Atlantic Canadian business certainly has had an impact on my life. My father has worked for McCain Foods for over 25 years and is currently employed as the Retail Area Sales Manager, Atlantic Canada for McCain Foods so it’s no coincidence that I was born in Kitchener Waterloo just forty minutes from Sobeys Ontario’s head office which was located in Brantford Ontario and my sister in St. John’s N.L. just two years later. I guess we moved a lot in those early years, if you call six moves in 14 years a lot, but McCain was growing and McCain always promoted from within wherever possible....   [tags: McCain, profit, success, detemination, economy]

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Canadian Supreme Court

- In 1990, the Canadian Supreme Court exempted members of the Musqueam community from general fishing restrictions on cultural grounds. Choose either the “unequal impact argument” or “the cultural resources argument” and explain how it might be used to support the view that it was right to grant an exemption in this case. Evaluate the strength of the argument as it applies to the case. On the 25th May 1984 Musqueam Band Member Ron Sparrow was caught fishing in the traditional Indian Fraser river fishery, using a 45 fathom drift net in direct contravention of his band’s food fishing licence issued by the Canadian Department for Fisheries which stipulated that Musqueam band members could only us...   [tags: Fishing, Canada]

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A Major Reason For Culture Separation

- A major reason for culture separation is because of borders between countries. This is because “…a border creates barriers, too, and conflict between the adjoining cultures.” (pg.65 Lundy) The play Tecumseh by Charles Mair shows the negative aspects of attitude between the longest border sharing cultures, the Canadians, and the Americans. Along the southern border of the United States, Derek Lundy in Borderlands shows the negative affects the border creates on the cultures of Americans and Mexicans....   [tags: United States, North America, Canada, Mexico]

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Canadian Indigenous Population

- For the past 500 years the native inhabitants of this land have lived a legacy amongst and became subordinates to the European colonialists. They have had to adhere to stipulations that did not translate into their way of understanding and life ethos, and were misinterpreted. “The misunderstanding of my ancestors at treaty was linguistic and conceptual. We did not understand your language or your concepts of property” (Johnson 2007:41). The legacy consists of poverty, powerlessness, and the breakdown of social cohesion that plague so many Aboriginal families and communities....   [tags: aboriginals, European subordination]

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Canadian Broadcasting 's Unemployment Rate

- Andy Blatchford, a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Company News (CBC News) discusses the rise of Alberta’s unemployment rate in the article “Alberta’s unemployment rate tops Quebec’s for the first time in nearly 30 years” due to the fall in oil prices. To elaborate, in March 2016, there was a slump in the energy sector which caused the unemployment rate to increase by 0.5 per cent to reach 7.9 per cent, in the province of Alberta. Consequently, throughout the entire country, the unemployment rate rose by 0.1 per cent....   [tags: Keynesian economics, Unemployment, Canada]

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The New Culture Of Immigrants

- Suddenly, you wake up one day and feel lost in the world you choose to be part of. Your brain hurts from trying to speak and understand a language that is not the one you were taught when you were a kid. You are going to speak with someone or try to tell a joke, but then you realize that you do not know what words to use or how to say it. When you remember the word to use, it is too late to mention it because they changed the topic or they just left. This makes you to feel unmotivated to learn a language....   [tags: English language, Canada, Linguistics, Learning]

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Rape Culture And Sexual Violence

- What is rape culture. When society normalizes sexual violence a culture of rape is created. In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself. A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm. In a rape culture both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life. Do we live in a rape culture. Of course we do. No it’s not every day that you hear of a new rape case, but there are examples all around us that clearly identify that we are without a doubt living in a rape culture....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Importance Of The Cultural Institution Of Canadian Federalism And The Political Leadership Of Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau

- This study will define the importance of the cultural institution of Canadian federalism and the political leadership of Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau during the late 1960s. Under PM Trudeau’s leadership, the Quiet Revolution failed to break apart Canadian federalism due to the unifying cultural aspects of language that he promoted through the Official Languages Act of 1969. Trudeau was a loyal Quebecker in terms of political power, yet he chose to unite Quebec and Ottawa in unity through a mutual respect for Anglophile and Francophile interests....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, French language, Pierre Trudeau]

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The Women Of Women 's Athletics, The Most Historically And Culturally Significant Canadian Sport Figure

- Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld is the most historically and culturally significant Canadian sport figure. Rosenfeld was a pioneer for women’s athletics, and was a role model to many young girls and working class women. When at a time when women in sport was not considered proper, Fanny broke down barriers, competing in high levels of softball, hockey, and basketball and track. She was a women of firsts, she helped define Canadian women in sport. Fanny, was born in Katrinosalov, Russia which is now part of Ukraine on December 28, 1904....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games, Ontario]

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Role of the Pharmacist in Understanding the Culture of Disability

-  Collaboration among healthcare professionals between disciplines is becoming a focus of many medical educational institutions. The implementation of interprofessional programs require a multifaceted system of faculty coordinators and training, standardized assessments, clinical training sites, and administrative support. Nevertheless interprofessional education remains an essential component of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation for improving health care education.1 As the role of pharmacist expands to different areas of healthcare it is important to ensure that pharmacy students are equipped with the tools to practice in diverse settings in order to collaborate with an array of ot...   [tags: Culture of Disability]

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Race, Culture, Ethnicity, And Culture

- In a world that is populated with many people with different beliefs and cultural differences, one needs cultural awareness to be successful in their jobs and daily lives. It is important for the human race to realize that people with different ethnicity will always surround them especially in the United States. The human race needs to search themselves so, they realize their action towards people that do not look or be of the same nationality. When people are asked what a word means they tend to recite the dictionary definition instead of reflecting on what the word means to them and their views....   [tags: Family, Human, Race, White American]

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Cultural Competency : An Effective Nurse Client Relationships With Patients From Different Culture And Minority Group

- New nursing graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to effectively care for multicultural clients populations. Cultural competency is the ability to engage in relational practice with patient and provide a knowledgeable, skilled and effective care to clients of different cultures, ethnic and social economic backgrounds (Collage of Nurses of Ontario [CNO], 2014). The focus of client-centered care is that nurses expand their awareness, knowledge and skills of cultural competence to effectively deliver a cultural safe nursing practice....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Nursing]

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Community Development in Action in Thunder Bay

- Community Development in Action in Thunder Bay Canada prides itself on possessing a cultural mosaic, appreciating every culture within the country. The idea of the cultural mosaic strives to support an ethnically diverse nation, allowing communities to strengthen their social capital (Brown & Hannis, 2012). Unfortunately, Canadian history reveals a different story. The historical oppression of Aboriginals by the Canadian government, at a macro level, has left the entire Aboriginal culture with a sting of social stigma....   [tags: Culture ]

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Oral Tradition and Cultural Hybridization: The Canadian Imagination

- In defining Canadian literature, D.M.R. Bentley outlines two archetypes: the baseland, which is defined by British traditions with European form that borrows from classics, and invokes "recollection, structure, teleology, and rational meaning" (Bentley1); and the hinterland, which is defined as an American transcendentalist, modernist and post-modernist challenge that experiments with baseline themes and forms, focusing on process and experience. From the colonial works of Oliver Goldsmith, the Confederation writings of Emily Pauline Johnson and Duncan Campbell Scott, through the works of modernists Earle Birney and postmodernists Frederick Reginald Scott and Fred Wah, what defines Canada ch...   [tags: D.M.R. Bentley, baseland, hinterland, Canada]

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Lack Of A Long Term, Multi Dimensional And Pan Canadian

- Current policies The current issue of inadequacy of social inclusion of recent elderly immigrants in Canadian is directly related to the lack of a long-term, multi-dimensional and pan-Canadian vision of the settlement process. The settlement journey for immigrants is one that lasts a lifetime and extends into the second generation, and our public policy response must accept this fundamental reality. The Canadian Citizenship and Immigration has put in place some services for the newcomers to Canada like Newcomer Children and Youth in the Schools....   [tags: Sociology, Unemployment, Policy analysis, Policy]

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Native Underachievement in Canadian Schools

- Native Underachievement in Canadian Schools A comparison of native students and their non-native peers quickly brings one to the realization that native students are not experiencing a comparable degree of education success in Canadian schools. It is vital that native Canadians address this issue thoroughly, to insure that the nation is no longer faced with a semi-literate, unemployable population, requiring financial support. In order to fully address native educational underachievement it is important to examine the historical causes of the problem, the issues we are faced with today, as well as, identifying possible viable solutions....   [tags: Papers]

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Defender of Democracy

- Democracy is more than merely a system of government. It is a culture – one that promises equal rights and opportunity to all members of society. Democracy can also be viewed as balancing the self-interests of one with the common good of the entire nation. In order to ensure our democratic rights are maintained and this lofty balance remains in tact, measures have been taken to protect the system we pride ourselves upon. There are two sections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that were implemented to do just this....   [tags: equal rights, opportunities ]

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Indigenous Economic, Philosophical, and Innovative Contributions to Canadian Society

- Many individuals still harbor attitudes of racism towards Indigenous People, forcing them into the margins of society. They are painted in a negative light, instead of being recognized for their achievements. Indigenous Peoples have made major contributions to the economy of Canada, in addition to sharing their beliefs and inventions. Aboriginal people are not acknowledged for their substantial contributions to Canadian society, at least not to the degree that is deserved. There is a fair amount of qualitative research written about Indigenous Peoples, so why have their efforts not received merit....   [tags: indigenous people, Canada, economy]

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Canadian History : An Accurate Understanding Of The Aboriginal Community

- Canadian history is frequently taught to students from a Eurocentric viewpoint. Students learn about Aboriginal peoples before the Europeans came, but with the arrival of the Europeans there is a shift away from Aboriginal peoples with the dominant focus being on Europeans (Neegan, 2007, 8-9). Any content about Aboriginal peoples, such as Residential Schools, tends to be brief and superficial, not getting at the major issues (Hampton, 2010, 105). Consequently, many students and adults in Canadian society do not have an accurate understanding of the Aboriginal communities or their history....   [tags: Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples, Racism]

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The Canadian Museum Of History 's Gold Rush

- The Canadian Museum of History’s Gold Rush. El Dorado in British Columbia exhibit in Gatineau, Québec explores the intricacies of the famous Pacific gold rush. The Canadian museum follows gold as a pursued commodity, a trade resource, a source of wealth, a religious symbol, and a contemporary material. The museum maintains an objective narrative, supporting all claims by actualities and artifacts. It expands its studies to various parts of the world and borrows information from other gold rushes to build a strong foundation for the study of the British Columbia gold rush....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Gold, British Columbia]

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Canadian Universities Have Become A Market Driven

- Research Objective A mercantile exchange in which students are customers and curriculum a commodity produced, Canadian universities have become a market-driven $30 billion a year enterprise (Universities Canada 2015) where a significant number of patrons, the students, are not offered an educational product taught by full-time, tenured professors. Low-cost hiring practices are universally utilized by the more than 90 Canadian universities which employ part-time faculty to instruct an estimated 40 to 60 per cent of their undergraduates (Findlay 2011)....   [tags: University, College, Tenure, Education]

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Corporations As People : Canadian Business Corporations Act

- Corporations as People: Canadian Business Corporations Act According to the Canadian Business Corporations Act, “A corporation has the capacity and, subject to this Act, the rights, powers and privileges of a natural person” (CBCA R.S.C., 1985, c. C-44). This enables corporations their own entity, with benefits individuals themselves do not possess. Corporations have full maturity upon creation, or ‘birth’. They also have the capability for eternal life. This personhood enables Canadian corporations to conduct business globally with ease....   [tags: Corporation, Types of business entity, Business]

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Canadian Mental Health Association Self Injury

- Introduction: According to Canadian Mental Health Association self-injury refers to deliberate acts that cause harm to one’s body, mind and spirit. Often when we think of self-injury we picture someone cutting their wrist, what we do not realize is that most of us engage in some sort of self-injurious behaviour; whether it is cutting, burning, hair pulling, smoking and even drinking. Self-injurious behaviour is becoming more common and the definition of what self-harm is, is widening. This paper looks to better understand why people partake in self-injurious behaviour and to better understand the challenges faced by those who partake in self-injurious behaviour and who work with those who...   [tags: Suffering, Suicide, Mortification of the flesh]

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The Largest Canadian Owned Specialty Coffee Retailer

- Proposal “Second Cup is the largest Canadian-owned specialty coffee retailer. Since its inception in 1975, Second Cup has grown to more than 360 cafés across Canada and over 15 cafés internationally, making Second Cup a second home to hundreds of guests every day all over the world.” (Second Cup 2008a). Its headquarters are in Mississauga, Ontario. The company plans on expanding to Kazakhstan, which will be positively successful. Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country (World CIA Facts) in the world with the population of 18 million people, so there is a large market here....   [tags: Coffee, Coffeehouse, Starbucks, Drink]

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Norman Bethune's Impact on Sino-Canadian Relations

- In today’s rapidly growing global society, foreign relations with other countries are imperative to a nation’s prosperity and world-wide harmony. Especially with China, the fastest growing country in the world, it is important for Canada to establish relations that can benefit both countries. The foundation of these Sino-Canadian relations was created by Norman Bethune’s involvement in the Second Sino-Japanese War. China was not always such a flourishing and prosperous society. In 1937, during this war, Japan invaded China with imperialist objectives....   [tags: Global Society, Foreign Relations, Prosperity]

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Overview of Canadian Aboriginal Women Trauma Caused by Colonialism

- Colonialism is the main cause of trauma, intergenerational trauma, and marginalization of Canadian Aboriginal women who have lost their sense of health and wellness, which has led to countless disappearances and murders. Trauma can be defined as an “extreme, important event against a person’s body or self-concept” (Frideres, 2011, p. 80), and unless measures are taken to counteract the serious injury and harm caused by trauma it can result in the inability of a person to self-heal (Frideres, 2011)....   [tags: Resiliency, Indian Act, Marginalization]

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John Diefenbaker: The Last "Old Tory"

- John Diefenbaker was the last “old Tory” to be the Prime Minister of Canada. He was a member of the Conservative Party with deep values as well as being a British loyalist who supported the Queen. Diefenbaker was also a man that was well known for not supporting anything he thought was anti- British. This sentiment was most evident when Diefenbaker criticized the Liberal’s refusal to support Britain in the Suez Canal crisis and sided with the Americans. This loyalty the Diefenbaker had to the British Commonwealth would not serve him well as Prime Minister of Canada....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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The Perpetuation of Subordination - Challenges to Aboriginal Employment Opportunities

- The discussion of a hidden curriculum (Eisner, 1985; Jackson 1968) wherein students learn more in the public school system than what the direct or written curriculum intends - or intentionally leaves out - is oddly appropriate in the context of looking at the experience of the Aboriginal working-age populations in Canada. Bowles and Gintis (1976) suggest that schools maintain the dominant capitalist system of mainstream society due to particular social relations taking place in school communities....   [tags: Canadian Government]

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Canada 's Transformation Into A Bilingual And Bicultural Nation

- Canada’s transformation into a bilingual and bicultural nation is largely because of the large number of Francophones who believed that their French Canadian population was being unfairly treated. For instance, Lord Durham’s Report of 1839 and the Union Act of 1841 were two attempts in assimilating the French culture; although Manitoba was a bilingual province when it entered confederation in 1870, this soon changed as its legislature prohibited the French language in the provincial government and court system....   [tags: Quebec, Canada, French language, French Canadian]

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Fluid Authenticity: An Examination of the Historiography of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples, 1965 – 2005

- How can you write about a culture whose history is passed on by oral traditions. Better yet, how can you comprehend a culture’s past which a dominant society desired to assimilate. These two questions outline the difficulty in understanding the historiography of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. In 2003, Paige Raibmon published her article, “Living on Display: Colonial Visions of Aboriginal Domestic Spaces.” Her work, although focused on Canada’s colonial “notions of domesticity,” presents the role of Aboriginals as performers to European notions of indigenous culture and identity....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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Louis Riel: Hero or Villain?

- Louis Riel was one of the most controversial figures in Canadian history, and even to this day – more than a century after his execution – he continues to be remembered. Many believed him to be a villain; others saw him as a hero. So who was he really. Born in St. Boniface at the Red River Settlement of Canada (present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba) on October 22, 1844, Louis Riel hoped one day to follow his father’s footsteps and become a great Métis leader just like him. Eventually, Riel was seen as a hero to the French-speaking Métis....   [tags: Canadian History]

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Cultural Appropriation Of Minority Cultures

- A common theme seen in the Grand Narratives of many westernized cultures is the cultural appropriation of minority cultures. This begs the question of why do these dominant cultures with such ethnocentric self-identities build themselves based off of the many traits of other cultures that they oppress; as well as what effect this might have on intercultural communication. By looking at the following articles I found they show a strong understanding of a Grand Narrative and its effects, how and who dominate cultures have oppressed over years of building their own cultures as well as what they have borrowed from these cultures and incorporated within their own....   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication, The Culture]

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Urban Public Art in Canada

- When on holiday in any city, the visitor inevitably snaps photographs of the iconic public statuary and buildings in an effort to identify a location through association with landmarks and architecture. It is allowed freely without intrusion of private indoor spaces and confirms the identity of the place visited. The relationship of the art to the environment is illustrated and the fact that one is “being there” is documented. When at home in any city, the citizen approves or disapproves of what is presented in the form of urban public art as part of his or her own cultural identity....   [tags: Canadian Art]

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Institutes and Strategies, Formal Structures

- Institutes and Strategies, Formal Structures Institutes and Strategies in relation to the intergovernmental landscape, is an immense topic worthy that exceeds the confines of this paper. However some of the aspects of institutes and strategies will be discussed in this essay as a means to paint a basic landscape. First Nations assert that residential Health Canada responsibilities exist for First Nations which for the most part are addressed through Self Government Agreements, (SGA). SGA’s are considered modern day treaties and provided clauses for First Nations access to federal health programming for a non self-governing....   [tags: Culture ]

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Want a Klondike Rush?

- The summer of 1897 has been a major turning point in the lives of many deprived immigrants. In Yukon, the amount of gold that had been found was worth fighting for. Although the stampede that was caused to reach the gold (also known as Klondike) was close enough to be called a battle. The journey of the diverse group of desperate individuals has been a hassle. These individuals were known as Klondike miners in search of gold nuggets. It is believed that gold seekers spent nearly $50 million just to reach Klondike in search for gold....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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Justification of the Canadian Participation in the Boer War

- Justification of the Canadian Participation in the Boer War The storm of war never comes alone, as it bring along extreme tragedy. “In 1899, the whole country was electrified when heard about the Imperial request from Britain.”[1] The Britain requested Canadians for help to defeat Boers in South Africa. This was the opportunity for Canada to demonstrate its importance in the British Empire and share in its military responsibilities but the “Canadian Prime Minister, Sir Wilfred Laurier, did not believe that Canada should be involved, but he faced growing agitation in English.”[2] Ultimately, the final decision, without any approval of Parliament[3] was to support the...   [tags: Papers]

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Colonial Canadian Shakespeare

- 1 Colonial Canadian Shakespeare: West Meets East at Stratford In his essay “The Regional Theatre System”, Czarnecki picks up on the challenge of creating a national theatre in Canada, but also articulates the central and defining challenge in developing a unified sense of Canadian identity; Canada, because of its immense span from ocean to ocean, is inevitably divided into regions distinct from their provincial boundaries. The regional boundaries which identify the Maritimes as distinct from French Canada and the Prairies as distinct from the West Coast, for example, imply not only geographical, but also social, cultural and political differences between these regions....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Does Canada Have A Unique Political Culture?

- Does Canada have a unique political culture. Introduction The Canadian political culture is multifaceted, and the debate as to its uniqueness can take different approaches depending on the aspect of analysis. Canada, as one the biggest countries in North America, has one of the strongest political orientation in the region. Most of what she does is influenced by other countries within the region and abroad. To some extent, the political culture of Canada has some similarities to those of countries in North America and Europe....   [tags: United States, Canada, North America, Common law]

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Canada in the Global Economy

- Canada in the Global Economy      Over the past few years, Canada's economy has done comparatively well and has demonstrated some resilience to the fluctuating global economy. However, Canada remains to be relatively less competitive with respect to other developed countries. In this paper I will attempt to take a closer look at Canada's position in the global economy today and examine the relevant issues.      Competition is an important driver of innovation and productivity growth. Looking at the domestic Canadian economy, perhaps one of the most significant barriers to a strong domestic economy is the lack of intense competition among domestic firms....   [tags: Economics Globalization Canadian Essays]

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Canadian Press Coverage in the Middle East

- Canadian Press Coverage in the Middle East In December 1985, the Canadian press reported the death by suicide of hundreds of field mice in the Middle East. In an apparently instinctive reaction to a problem of over-population, the mice willfully plunged to their doom off the cliffs of the Golan Heights. This bizarre story was the subject not only of straight news coverage in the Canadian press, but also of an editorial in the Globe and Mail on December 20. On November 1, 1985, the Globe and Mail also ran a photograph of a visiting Roman Catholic priest from Brazil, saying prayers on the banks of the Jordan River at the site where Christ is said to have been baptized....   [tags: Canada Media Middle East News Essays]

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Why Quebec Has A Strong Argument

- The PQ victory is one to fear. Primarily it is important to recall that Quebec has never seen independence. The province of Quebec started off as a French colony and has been ruled since the Treaty of Paris in 1763. Furthermore, the Francophone population is at risk. There are no special policies to protect them from disappearing as majority of political life and economic enterprise is English-speaking and at a decline in Quebec. As a well-informed civil servant in the Prime Minister’s Office it is clear that action must be taken to prevent detachment of Quebec from the Canadian landscape....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, French Canadian, French people]

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Canadian Alternative Theater

- My Kingdom For a Canadian Alternative Theatre: The Richard III That Never Was Of all the parts she played in her brief time as an actress during the late 1960s, the part my mother remembers most fondly is one she never got to perform – the role of Richard III’s hump in Theatre Passe Muraille’s production of Richard III. The production was conceived of more than twenty years before I was born, and I’ve never seen video recordings, photographs, or even a review of the piece. In fact, the play was cancelled for financial reasons before it was ever performed....   [tags: Richard III 3 William Shakespeare]

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The Doukhobors, Sons of Freedom and the Canadian Government

- The “Sons of Freedom” are a small radical group that diverged from a religious sect known as the Doukhobors.  This zealous and revivalist subsect evolved from the Doukhobors only to gain the government’s attention for their extremely radical acts.  They have initiated bombings, arson, nudist parades, and hunger strikes, all in protest to the land ownership and registration laws of Canada.  Such obscene and violent demonstrations have caused a great deal of conflict between the Sons of Freedom and the Canadian government’s legal system and have also generated much public resentment.  However, should the State of Canada have imposed laws upon this minority group that blatantly conflicted with...   [tags: Canada]

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The Canadian Economy- Smith or Marx Theory?

- The economic concepts that were visualized by Adam Smith and Karl Marx lead to the idea that Canada fits towards both quite well. Their concepts are reflected quite clearly in the economic situation of Canada, and the theories of both can be applied. In a way, both Marx and Smith would be pleased with the economy of Canada, as it lends to their ideas and presents a positive economy for Canadian residents. While some may argue that Canadian economy should be a bit more as their southern neighbor the United States, it is also argued that Canada’s mixed economy provides a perfect blend of corporate and government responsibility....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Canadian Human Rights

- Human Rights Essay Many people and nations around the world are deprived of human rights. The government in the countries or nations usually can not help the people being deprived. Either because the government is too poor to, it is not one of the things the government is looking into, or the government does not know or care. Because of this certain people, or even whole populations are denied human rights and their living conditions and way of life are usually not on the positive side of things....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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Our Cultural Lens

- We all see the events and objects surrounding us in a cultural lens in which tints, alters, and shapes our perceptions. In a broader aspect, culture shapes how people experience their world. Though a culture is generally understood and thought of as the foods, clothing, holidays, and music a group of people engage in, culture dives deeper than just a group’s visible traditions. Culture refers to the behaviors and interactions of a people and the representative structures in which give such behavior meaning....   [tags: Culture ]

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Article Critique : Work Life And Patient Safety Culture

- Summary Article Critique: Work Life and Patient Safety Culture in Canadian Healthcare Introduction Poor job satisfaction can lead to potential burnout and reduced productivity and quality of work, is an accepted fact in most of Canada. However would the same be true about healthcare workers and their effects on patient care and outcomes. Health care workers are held to high standards and strict policies about the care that they provide. The argument is that due to these high demands and decreased time and support, the patients of healthcare staff that have a poor work life and suffer from burnout are also suffering....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Patient]

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Commentary on “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka

- In “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates” Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka challenge the understanding that failed multiculturalism in Europe will follow suit in Canada. Although Canada is not immune from the challenges that can come with multiculturalism, the way in which they tackle problems are country specific and do not necessarily reflect the practice or outcomes of other nations. As UK critic of multiculturalism Trevor Phillips, observes Canada to be ‘sleepwalking towards segregation’ (44) when the dynamics are far more complicated....   [tags: Immigration, Naturalization]

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What Literature Teaches About Different Cultures

- Our world is full of hundreds of cultures, scattered all over the place, but when we can’t travel to every country on earth, how can we find out about these cultures. We can learn a tremendous amount about a culture, just through studying their literature. First of all, we can learn a great amount about their basic culture; their everyday life. We can also learn what kind of society they live in now, and what kind they did live in hundreds of years ago. And finally we can learn about their history simply from studying their culture....   [tags: Culture]

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Accessing the Inuit: Challenges Faced by Atanarjuat’s English-Canadian Viewers

- As a film made by Inuit people and for the Inuit community, Atanarjuat provides the audience with a privileged look into the Northern society. Throughout the film, many viewers are exposed to elements of Inuit culture which are unfamiliar. The film’s director, Zacharias Kunuk, faces a paradox because he wants viewers to feel like insiders of Inuit culture, yet the viewers cannot truly understand the cultural traditions that are represented in the film. The majority of the viewers have never lived in an Inuit community and have very little sense of the ideologies that persist in Inuit society....   [tags: Film Review]

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