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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Impact of Culture on the Function of Sound in Masala

- The Impact of Culture on the Function of Sound in Masala "I declare the National, uhh, sorry...the Canadian National Museum of Philately officially open." - Minister for Multi-Culturalism, Masala Although there are moments in Masala when the surface dialogue is loaded with irony and satire, the background or ambient sound of the film is also used to examine the central theme of the film, the search for personal and cultural identity. This theme of cultural representation and personal identity is additionally expressed through director Srinivas Krishna’s technical approach toward the function of sound in the film....   [tags: Sound Masala Cultural Essays]

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The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement

- The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement   The creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873 was the "ultimate expression of the federal government’s control over policing" (Johnson & Griffiths: 1991, 29). The North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were created by the government of John A. MacDonald to police the prairies. Prior to the development of the NWMP, the only form of law enforcement came from employees of the Hudson Bay Company who had established their own penal code....   [tags: Canada]

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Joyce Wieland’s O Canada: An Intersection of Pop Culture, Art, and Identity

- The twentieth century has witnessed many transformations in the ways we produce and respond to works of art. It has seen the rise of altogether new media, approaches, and a wealth of new interpretative frameworks. The emergence of manufactured goods, modernism, and a ubiquitous mass culture contribute to the upheaval, in the 1960’s and 70’s, of established art practices and approaches. Pop Art emerges as an important response to, extension of, or parody of what Clement Greenberg called “Ersatz culture” and “kitsch”, which, to paraphrase Greenberg, represent the omnipresent abominations of commercial and replicated art (Greenberg 9)....   [tags: O Canada Essays]

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Aboriginal Self Government and the Canadian Justice System

- Aboriginal Self Government and the Canadian Justice System Through the many inquires which have been made over the past decades in to the Canadian justice system(Brizinski,1993,395) it has over and over again been stated that the present justice system has and is failing Aboriginal people. It is not suited for their cultural needs and does nothing to rehabilitate offenders but rather does the offender more harm then good. It does not address the underlying conditions causing criminal behavior or in assessing what specific needs must be addressed to rehabilitate....   [tags: Papers]

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My Life Chances within Canadian Society

- I, as a Chinese-Canadian, with respect to my social location based on race, class, gender, and sexuality, believe that they will affect my life chances in the post-industrial societies such as Canada. First of all, let me briefly describe my family background. I was born in the communist country of China. My family immigrated to Canada in the year of 1992. We were an average income family in China. However, after moving into Canada, we became a family that lies below poverty line. Since my parents both do not have the chance of receiving a high education, they have difficulty of understanding and speaking decent English....   [tags: Sociology]

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Injustices Inflicted on the First Nation People of Canada

- Although the Canadian government has done a great deal to repair the injustices inflicted on the First Nations people of Canada, legislation is no where near where it needs to be to ensure future protection of aboriginal rights in the nation. An examination of the documents that comprise the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms reveal that there is very little in the supreme legal documents of the nation that protect aboriginal rights. When compared with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples it is clear that the Canadian Constitution does not acknowledge numerous provisions regarding indigenous people that the UN resolution has included....   [tags: Canadian politics, aboriginal rights]

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Recent Changes to Popular Culture

- Popular Culture consisted of many rapid changes in terms of art and media. Art took form in music, fashion, film/television, pop art, photography, and sculpture, and other styles. Media took for also in film, television, and fashion, as mass consumerism rapidly expanded in western households. Media and art in the Pop Culture era established a non-stylistic approach to how the world is perceived (Whiteley 1985:45). “But pop did affect taste. It made us less conservative, less sure of our taste, more tolerant, and more open minded....   [tags: art, media, fashion]

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Green Grass, Running Water : Exploring Tradition & Modern Culture by Thomas King

- Since taking possession of North America, Europeans have colonized the continent and enforced their beliefs and practices. Now Native Americans are reclaiming their culture and heritage. Thomas King participates in this movement through the form that Helen Tiffin identifies as "the processes of artistic and literary decolonization [which] have involved a radical dismantling of European codes and a postcolonial subversion and appropriation of the dominant European discourses" (17) by publishing his postmodern novel Green Grass, Running Water (1993)....   [tags: stereotypes and expectations, indians]

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Arranged Marriages in Traditional and Modern Indian Culture and Their Depictions in Bollywood Films

- Although western culture is considered advanced in many aspects, tradition continues to override modernization in respect to arranged marriages in Canada and India. The reasons why these marriages are enforced in certain families and their customs, such as dowry, are to be discussed in this essay. These marriages were forced upon children who wish to choose their own husband or wife. My argument will be structured by the following questions: How did arranged marriages first come about. What are some of the reasons why parents chose arranged marriages....   [tags: Cultural Issues]

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Preserving the Quebecois Culture

- “Je me souviens”, which when translated to English means, “I remember,” is the provincial motto of Quebec (Eller 1999, 27). The culture of any society is comprised of many factors including the struggles and hardships previous generations prevailed (Valentine 2001). As pointed out by Jack David Eller, author of From Culture to Ethnicity to Conflict, what Quebec remembers is “a history of injustices and ‘humiliations’ that have been likened to slavery or colonialism and which have led one activist to describe the Quebecois as the ‘white niggers of America’” (1999, 27)....   [tags: nationalistic pride, resisting assimilation]

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Argument Against Native Sovereignty in Canda

- This paper supports Thomas Flanagan's argument against Native sovereignty in Canada; through an evaluation of the meanings of sovereignty it is clear that Native sovereignty can not coexist with Canadian sovereignty. Flanagan outlines two main interpretations of sovereignty. Through an analysis of these ideas it is clear that Native Sovereignty in Canada can not coexist with Canadian sovereignty. The first interpretation of sovereignty that is examined by Flanagan views sovereignty in an international sense....   [tags: Canadian Politics, Thomas Flanagan]

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The Construction of The Keystone Pipeline in Alberta, Canada

- In June of 2010, a plan to construct a pipeline that would run from Alberta, Canada through the center of the United States making its way to its final destinations in, Nederland, Texas and Pakota, Illinois were finally commissioned. The plan to construct the pipeline that would connect the two countries certainly began with good intentions, however many people would disagree. When viewing the plans for construction of what became known as the Keystone Pipeline, it’s apparent that there are numerous benefits that result from building the pipeline....   [tags: transcanada, US-Canadian board]

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Stripped of Identity: The Disempowerment and Marginalization of Aboriginal Women

- Prior to European contact, Aboriginal women had a distinct role within their culture: all life and creation began with women (Canada, 1996). Both men and women had clear responsibilities for “generating and transmitting knowledge, including significant ceremonial roles in the spiritual life, annual festivals and medicine societies of their communities and Nations” (NWAC, 2010a, p. 11). Women had “ specific responsibilities to creation” that, though different, were equal and even more important than those of men (Osennontion, & Skonaganleh:rá, 1989, p....   [tags: Canadian natives, racialized violence]

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Culture, Symbol, and Power

- ... Power has three dimensions to it. In the first one power is obviously seen, like students protesting, a war, etc. In the second dimension power becomes less visible. The people in power know how to manipulate issues or agendas and get outcomes favourable to them. “What counts as important issues: they are not those that are just subject of important conflict but also those that are prevented from becoming the subject of political challenge.” (pg.146). in the third dimension, power is literally hidden....   [tags: practices, rountine, beliefs, goals, political]

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Fighting the War Against Terrorism

- While fighting the war against terrorism, though it may be challenging, societies should place the utmost value upon human rights even if that means undermining one’s counter terrorism policy. Along with a terrorist attack comes prejudice and discrimination towards those of similar nationality or religion as the attackers out of fear of another attack. A challenge for liberal democracies such as Canada is creating an effective policy in order to constrain potential terrorist attacks that is also abiding one’s individual rights that come as a part of residing in a democratic society....   [tags: canadian law, arbitrarily detained]

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The Influence of American Culture in the 1950s and 1960s in Canada

- Canada as a nation has been striving to characterize itself as more ?Canadian. for decades. This has included numerous struggles and events such as protests, bans, and the creation of the Massey Commission, to encourage national development in the arts, and support major companies like the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and National Film Board (NFB). However, this has not been an easy task for the Canadian government, as major influences from below the border (the United States) have been captivating the Canadian audiences by large....   [tags: essays research papers]

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We Cannot Force Evolution on a Culture

- Criteria: • What else can the government do to change to way legacies of historical globalization played out. • What does respond to globalization mean. • What is today’s society supposed to do to help the people influenced in the past. Position: • I strongly agree with this statement because, I don’t think there is nothing more people can do to make things better from the past. We can not go back in time and change what happened to the people that were killed, abused, slaved, or hurt in any way mentally or physically....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Integration of Immigrants in Canada

- Every year, over 250,000 people make Canada their new home. Attracted by its education system, economy and universal healthcare system, there are few other places in the world like it. All Canadians are guaranteed equality before the law and equality of opportunity, regardless of where they are from. However, some might argue that Canadian policy has not been put into practice as well as it should be. Is the concept of true equality a far-fetched idea. It seems that Canada has taken great measures to promote the integration of immigrants socially, but can the same be said for their integration economically....   [tags: Canadian policy and laws, social interactions]

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Cultural Change in Canada

- Pierre Trudeau stated that “English Canada doesn't have a culture — I'm going to give it one. It will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.” In 1971, the federal government proclaimed a policy of multiculturalism and started accepting immigrants from all over the world. Trudeau encouraged immigration and thought these immigrants will assimilate and strengthen Canada. He wanted Canada to be a society where all people are equal and where they can share some fundamental values based upon freedom....   [tags: canada, culture, ]

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Bharti Mukherjee's Jasmine: An Innovative Diasporic Representation

- Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine: an Innovative Diasporic Representation Diasporic literature reflects challenges, aspirations and anxieties of a person who migrates to a new land. The first generation of all immigrants always suffers from a broad sense of nostalgia, and the first generation immigrants tend to cling strenuously together in order to preserve their cultural, religious and linguistic identity. Preserving their identity is one of their chief concerns. (Anand viii) The understanding of migration and existing in a Diaspora have aroused active engagement in Postcolonial literature, criticism and theory....   [tags: Indian born Canadian-American novelist]

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Psychological Damage Inflicted by the Residential School System

- First Nations children suffered many forms of abuse at the hands of the Canadian Government (Oh, Canada!) under the guise of residential schools. The purposes of the residential schools were to remove First Nations children from the influence of their families and cultures, and to intergrade them into the dominant culture (The Residential School System). This was done under the assumption that First Nations culture was lesser, “to kill the Indian in the child” as it was commonly said. The children were forcibly separated from their families to live in year-round schools where they were taught “white man” curriculum, with a two-month vacation time, completely separated from their Aboriginal...   [tags: abuse, Canadian government, schools, eduaction]

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Italians Migration to Canada

- Identity of Italians Italians are a group of people who share the same culture, country and speak the Italian as their first language. Italy is a native country to many Italians all around the world. Then, many Italians started migrating to different countries in 1876-1976. This beautiful country is in Southern Europe and include a similar boot shaped Peninsula. The borders of the Italians are France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Rome is the largest and the capital of Italy, and this city is known for many of its religious attractions....   [tags: Canadian history, looking for a better life]

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Native American Culture And Briefly Review Their History

- This paper will discuss the Native American culture and briefly review their history, some beliefs and roles in society today. A short description into their culture with References will be used to show how Native Americans have been affected throughout hundreds of years. The trauma this culture endured has created many barriers, yet one often seen today is their extreme problem with the disease of Alcoholism. The Native American culture has gone through endless struggles, which has cost them to lose so much and still continues to impact them today....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Reconciliation and the 'Indian Problem': How Some Parts of Canada Are More Forward Looking than Others

- ... Whether or not Canadians are willing to recognize this fact, the truth holds that Aboriginal people in this country have been subjected to a form of racism which has become intrinsic to the arrangement of Canadian society. Henry and Taylor, both experts on racism in Canada, offer quite an incendiary interpretation of Canada’s treatment of its Aboriginal people, they state: “No group has suffered more seriously from racism than our native people, and Canada’s discriminatory treatment of them has been widely documented....   [tags: Canadian history, First Nation, aboriginal peoples]

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Canada: The Quiet Revolution in Quebec

- Canada: The Quiet Revolution in Quebec The English-French relations have not always been easy. Each is always arguing and accusing the other of wrong doings. All this hatred and differences started in the past, and this Quiet revolution, right after a new Liberal government led by Jean Lesage came in 1960. Thus was the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. Lesage had an excellent team of cabinet ministers which included Rene Levesque. The Liberals promised to do two things during the Quiet Revolution; one was to improve economic and social standards for the people of Quebec, and the other was to win greater respect and recognition for all the French people of Canada....   [tags: Canadian Canada History]

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Multiculturalism Is A Euphemism For Discrimination And Inequality

- Multiculturalism is a euphemism for discrimination and inequality. This is just an example of improper usage of a word in the Canadian context discourse. Canadian multiculturalism implies a large range of concepts and definitions, but without hesitation words such as diversity, equality, ethnicity, are just some of the most memorable key words for everyone. In fact, it is well known that Canada embraces tolerance, acceptance and integration for immigrants. However, this might be just an ideological perspective because a pragmatic approach might illustrate a different panorama....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Multiculturalism, Canada]

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The Sociological Effects of Residential Schools

- During the 19th century the Canadian government established residential schools under the claim that Aboriginal culture is hindering them from becoming functional members of society. It was stated that the children will have a better chance of success once they have been Christianised and assimilated into the mainstream Canadian culture. (CBC, 2014) In the film Education as We See It, some Aboriginals were interviewed about their own experiences in residential schools. When examining the general topic of the film, conflict theory is the best paradigm that will assist in understanding the social implications of residential schools....   [tags: education, aboriginal culture]

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The Person I Interviewed : Deng

- The person I interviewed is Deng, he was born in south Sudan and moved to Canada at the age of 20 with his younger brother Majok. As Deng explained to me, that they lost both of their parents in the conflict that have been happening in Sudan. I asked Deng how he describe himself. He told me told me that, he is a very happy person and strong in every way, and tries to wear smile on his face every day. Deng told me that he have lived in Canada for the last 3 years. I asked Deng, since he have been in Canada for last 3 years, if still practice his culture or not....   [tags: Marriage, The Culture, Woman, Gesture]

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Fifth Generation of Native People Fallout

- Generations of native people in Canada have faced suffering and cultural loss as a result of European colonization of their land. Government legislation has impacted the lives of five generations of First Nations people and as a result the fifth generation (from 1980 to present) is working to recover from their crippled cultural identity (Deiter-McArthur 379-380). This current generation is living with the fallout of previous government policies and societal prejudices that linger from four generations previous....   [tags: Canada, culture, First Nations]

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Gothic Culture

- Gothic Culture You're walking down the street and all of a sudden you encounter a group of oddly dressed youngsters all in black, or perhaps wearing elaborate lace and brocade, looking strangely like they came out of eighteenth century. You immediately feel a bit of apprehensions as you clutch your child closer to and wonder what exactly it is that these kids are up to. Are they part of a Satan worshiping cult, or just a band of traveling actors. In either case their strange dress and pale likenesses took you aback and made you a bit prone to prejudge....   [tags: Goths Renaissance History Essays]

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The Journey of Traveling and The Study Abroad

- ... From the zero point to Vancouver city just took one month. The story behind this flash moment I kind of did everything without asking my parents, just take my passport and the paper that I need to get school acceptance and Visa approval, and apply. Back home we have some offices that take care of everything you need to get your visa and school paper done. Couple weeks later I got all what I need and then I called a “family meeting” and surprised them by saying “I am going to Canada to complete my study there”....   [tags: tours, countries, culture]

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Canada and Official Bilingualism

- Canada is a very different country, unlike any other nation on earth. The country’s people have always been a very inclusive culture and are known around the world as being oddly, overly friendly. This may be only an outward projection as it is not always the case when discussing the relationship between English and French Canada. History tells us that on February 03, 1763, Britain and France signed the Paris Treaty, ending the Seven Years’ War. With Britain as the victor, France agreed to sign over sovereignty of its lands, and its citizens in Canada, to the British Empire (Batailles)....   [tags: Culture, English, French]

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Louise Halfe

- Canadian Literature Louise Halfe – Healing Through Orality and Spirituality in Poetry Louise Bernice Halfe was born in 1953 in Two Hills, Alberta. Her Cree name is SkyDancer. She grew up a member of the Saddle Lake Reserve and at the age of 7 was sent to the Blue Quills Residential School in St. Paul, Alberta. . After leaving the school at the age of 16, she attended St. Paul’s Regional High School where she began to journal about her life experiences. (McNally Robinson) Halfe has a degree in Social Work from the University of Regina, as well as training in drug and addiction counseling (Moses and Goldie 396)....   [tags: Canadian Literature]

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American Counter Culture

- American Counter Culture The Counter Culture Life in America has been molded by many factors including those of the hippie movement in the Sixties. With the development of new technology, a war against Communism, and an internal war against racial injustice, a change in America was sure to happen. As the children of the baby boom became young adults, they found far more discontent with the world around them. This lead to a subculture labeled as hippies, that as time went one merged into a mass society all its own....   [tags: Hippies Essays Papers]

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Husky's Values-Driven Culture

- Husky's Values-Driven Culture Schad claims that the purpose of his company is "to be a role model of lasting business success based on our core values." The company’s core values — make a contribution, proactive environmental responsibility, passion for excellence, and uncompromising honesty — cascade throughout all of the company’s activities....   [tags: Business Analysis Management]

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The True Story of Sacajawea

- Sacajawea is known as the Indian women who led Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase and find the path that led to the Pacific Ocean. Born into the Shoshone tribe on their land of the Rocky Mountains, she was born in the lovely state of Idaho in 1788. Her story has been told all over the world in different countries and in many different ways. No one actually knows the real story of her life since all of her sources have been mixed up and combined into a different story....   [tags: culture, expedition, guide]

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Aboriginal Cultures

- The Aborigines are one of the oldest, unaffected cultures that remain in our world today. Their historical culture and territory, in the past, was unaffected by the constantly evolving world. Until recently, their historic society has remained sacred, yet today they are undergoing a colossal fight. The Australian government and uranium mining industries are attempting to build new mine fields, bullying Aborigine tribes and their leaders into ultimately selling their land for future nuclear waste dump sites....   [tags: Sociology, Culture]

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Islamic Traditions and Norms

- There are many traditions and norms in religious culture. In Islam specifically, there are traditions and actions that are normal in Islamic societies, but may seem unorthodox to western nations. These are cultural differences that societies eventually get used to and accept, but there are certain practices that are morally wrong in all forms and goes against basic human rights. This issue and practice is honor killing, where women in families are murdered for bringing dishonor to the household....   [tags: culture, honor killing, religion]

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The Arts in Canada

- Over the past few years, a number of commentators have argued that we as a nation have reached the end of one stage of our cultural development, but are having trouble finding the way into the next (Tom Henighan, quoted in Conlogue; Kingwell, quoted in Cobbs, A3). I want to develop this theme. 1. introduction I take the matter of arts funding as an index of this country's commitment to the arts. In funding the arts, our governments at all levels take a middle way, below the European approach, which tends to be complete support, and above the American approach, which tends to be a combination of private patronage and free market (Conlogue)....   [tags: Culture Politics]

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Indigenous Identities

- Each individual makes up the society as it is, and various characteristics and beliefs makes up an individual. Although, individual lives together with a variety of personal ideologies, emotions, cultures, and rituals, they all differentiate one person from the other making up one’s own identity. This identity makes up who one is inside and out, their behaviour, actions, and words comes from their own practices and values. However, the profound history of Indigenous people raises question in the present about their identities....   [tags: Culture ]

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