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Analysis Of James Frideres Chapter On The Historical Roots Of Canadian Colonialism

- When someone has a mind frame that the world is neutral and everyone has the same opportunities, they develop a prejudice when looking at those in struggles and tend to put fault on the individual themselves. This is called blaming the victim. This occurs in many Aboriginal societies, it sees the problem as people as being solely responsible for their own issues, nobody takes on responsibility for institutional racism caused by cultural difference. One does this by glancing at society through a Micro or Individual approach, there are three levels to this approach....   [tags: Racism, Indigenous Australians, First Nations]

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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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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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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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Quebec 's Journey Towards Nationalism

- Introduction In general, nationalism can be defined as a sentiment based on common cultural characteristics that binds a population and often produces a policy of national independence or separatism (Dictionary.com, 2012). The nationalist movement in Quebec has been known to be one of the most powerful national movements in the developed West (Meadwell, 1993). Quebec is an ideal example of a sub-state nation that has claimed the right to sovereignty from a federal state. The reason for this is that provinces within the Canadian federal state have particular exclusive constitutional powers, which includes the legislation of social programs....   [tags: Quebec, Canada, French Canadian]

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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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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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Social Factors Affecting Our Interpersonal Interactions

- There are several social factors affecting our interpersonal interactions. Culture, as the most important factor, plays a significant role on people’s daily interactions and behavior by defining the norms and values in a society (). As the functionalist view states, all the cultural norms are made to maintain social stability and equilibrium (). Many cultural differences, despite being minor, have an exclusive effect on the social order. For example, how a person responses to a compliment highly depends on the culture he follows....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Behavior, The Culture]

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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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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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Globalization 's Effect On Culture

- Globalization effects many aspects of the world including trade and investment that is fueled by governments, societies and their people. However, globalization also effects the culture living within these societies. John Tomlinson, Director of the Centre for Research in International Communication and Culture, Nottingham Trent University, UK, said globalization is an expansion of social ties across the planet, or "complex connectivity.” As Tomlinson mentioned in his article, Globalization and Culture Identity, who we are as a society changes when we travel, speak to different people, experience new things and interact with other societies outside of our own....   [tags: Globalization, International trade, Sociology]

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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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Canada 's Cultural Diversity : Canada

- As we go about our daily lives in the beautiful country of Canada which we have been blessed to live in, it has become normal to see a woman who wears the hijab walking down the street, or a Black family driving on the highway, or an Indian man wearing a suit and tie heading into the office. Canada’s cultural diversity is something which makes the country so special to live in, and instances where we see people of different cultures is increasing everyday. Many of the newcomers who arrive from overseas into Canada are families, with children and youth ready to begin their new life filled with opportunity here in Canada....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, The Culture, Sociology]

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My Family And Family Culture

- As a young child we don’t question Thanksgiving, Santa, or the Easter Bunny we just go along with the day and know that we do things the same when these times come around. For many children we for as long as we can remember we put cookies and milk out for Santa or ate turkey at thanksgiving. Only to understand once we got older that this was a part of our culture. We formed these traditions and looked forwarded to them each year. Then the next step is to realize that our culture as a family might differ from another families....   [tags: Family, High school, Education, Teacher]

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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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Enterprise Culture & Strong Management

- Internal Assessment Strength: Enterprise culture & Strong management Tim Hortons(TH) has one of the most famous enterprise cultural construction in Canada, and it becomes a national culture. As a well-known coffee shop, TH has already created an idealized brand image. According to a resource from The Globe and Mail, the whole idea of TH is a home feeling (Friesen, 2014). In addition, RBI has the strong management team. The new leadership team has decades experience of combined restaurant industry, and included senior executives from both TH and Burger King(BK)....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Tim Hortons, Joint venture]

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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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Challenges Faced By Globalization And Cultural Diversity

- managers. Globalization has many different benefits. However, it gives a manager many challenges to overcome in order to succeed in their career. Such as being more diverse, having to deal with changes in other countries and much more. Which Management issue is the most challenging Globalization does create many different challenges a manager has to face. However, a manager having to adapt to the constant cultural changes and diversity in the workplace is by far the most challenging. This issue is the most challenging because of how international culture can overpower or change domestic culture; different needs and wants based on culture, and no real solution to the growing problem of cult...   [tags: Culture, Management, Employment, The Culture]

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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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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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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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American Political And Economic Models

- As stated in the reading this week, American political and economic models have impacted multiple cultures through, but not limited to, the following three areas: 1. The development of a new culture of the globally connected professionals and especially business elites; 2. The proliferation of pop culture—which many critics complain is primarily American; 3. The diffusion of beliefs and values about broader issues such as human rights and other social mores. The development of a new culture of the globally connected professionals and especially business elites: In the reading this week, we learn that there is a development of a new cultural ideal deemed "Davos culture," in which well edu...   [tags: Culture, Western culture, Globalization]

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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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Interaction Between Organizational Culture And Change

- Theoretical Framework The primary objective of this study is to model the interactions between organizational culture and change showing ways in which a leader’s knowledge of organizational culture affects the process of change. Plausible to note is the examination of the literature in the fields of organizational performance in many if not all the research reviewed. Despite the linking of leadership and culture especially with organizational theory, minuet research which is critical has not surfaced in understanding the links between the impact of managerial effectiveness....   [tags: Qualitative research, Quantitative research]

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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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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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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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The Multicultural Policy : Bilingualism And Biculturalism Report

- The 1971 Multicultural Policy, the by-product of recommendations seen in Book IV of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism report, gave Canadian society a new image. The policy sets out to assist cultural groups to retain and foster their own identity, overcome barriers to participate in society, promote creative exchanges among Canadian cultural groups, and assist immigrants in acquiring at least one of the official languages. The Environics Institute for Survey Research conducted a survey that found 56% of Canadians saw multiculturalism as one of the core symbols of Canadian identity, up nearly 15% from 10 years prior however, there is still high skepticism for the Multicu...   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Canada]

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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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Sexual Aggression Against Women And Rape Culture

- We were all outraged by Trumps gab her by the pussy comment, but should we really be that shocked. It is estimated that 39% of Canadian adult women will experience sexual assault or violence in their life time. Additionally, university aged women are at the highest risk of being sexually assaulted, approximately 15-25% of college women are victims of rape or attempted rape. University campus’ are a prime location for sexual aggression against women and rape culture. Rape culture is a term used to show how society blames victims of sexual assault and normalizes male sexual violence....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Cultural Diversity, Norms, And Values

- A person’s culture usually defines their identity, norms and values. I belong to the Canadian culture and will be examining the main elements of this culture such as its symbols, language, norms and values. Canada is considered to be a multiculturalist country, which can reveal why some aspects of my Polish heritage are incorporated into my culture and identity. Therefore, I believe that there is cultural diversity in Canada and that individuals can relate to different cultural identities in this culture, which is not the case for others around the world....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Multiculturalism, Canada]

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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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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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The Management Of Grief And Interpreter Of Maladies By Bharati Mukherjee And Jhumpa Lahiri

- An Ocean Of Difference Distance is such a simple concept and yet it can cause the greatest of changes in a people. This idea is reflected powerfully in the stories “The Management of Grief” and “Interpreter of Maladies” written by Bharati Mukherjee and Jhumpa Lahiri respectively. Their stories illustrate two different cultures populated by the same people, Indians. Although they are all Indian, the people are separated by a culture barrier between countries. In “The Management of Grief” a Canadian widow finds that her life is drastically different from the lives of her family in India(Mukherjee, 434)....   [tags: Culture, Western culture, Western world, India]

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Analysis Of Truth And Bright Water

- Literal and figurative borders can restrict and control many aspects within the lives of people all over the world. All people should be able to make the decision of where they wish to settle, start a family, and eventually die as a happy and fulfilled human being. The idea of travelling or living in a different country other than where you were conceived and brought up is a dream many people aspire to in era, but all wander-lusting souls should have the opportunity to make that dream a reality and find happiness and a new home in an unfamiliar city or country....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, Volkswagen Karmann Ghia]

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Moral Disagreements By Kwame Anthony Appiah

- In the article “Moral Disagreements”, Kwame Anthony Appiah discusses how disagreements occur when value based questions are asked. Appiah states the relevance of this topic by mentioning that individuals do not have to go to distances in order to be engaged in a moral discussion. Due to technology the world is more connected than ever, brining everyone together regardless of location. This results in the display of various cultures, believes and values. It is important to keep in mind that “if we are to encourage cosmopolitan engagement, moral conversations between people across societies, we must expect disagreements.” According to Appiah it is crucial to understand that every society...   [tags: Morality, Sociology, Culture, Cosmopolitanism]

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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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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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Multiculturalism Is Necessary For A Nation

- Canada has been ranked one of the most multicultural countries in the world (CBC, 2015). Thus, on a world stage Canada has a reputation that is often characterized as ‘one to aspire to,’ as multiculturalism has become a defining aspect of Canadian culture, essentially portraying Canada as a so-called ‘post racial society.’ Multiculturalism refers to the existence, acceptance and promotion of various cultural traditions. Thus, what is the need for anti-racist education in a nation that accepts and promotes different cultures....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Racism]

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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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Metis' Struggle for Self Identification

- Metis' Struggle for Self Identification       One of the most contentious issues in Canada’s history is that of the Metis. Some people feel this unique group of people does not deserve any sort of recognition, whereas others believe their unique history and culture is something to be recognized and cherished. The history of the Metis people is filled with struggle; not only struggles against other powers, but also a struggle for self-identification. Despite strong opposition, the Metis people of Canada have matured as a political force and have taken great strides towards being recognized as a unique people....   [tags: Canadian History Struggle for Recognition Essays]

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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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The Impact Of Globalization On The Corporation Of Mcdonald 's

- In the early 1940’s, the world was introduced to one of the largest companies within the food industry. What had started as a small entrepreneurial venture, quickly evolved into one of today’s largest fast food companies in the world. No matter where you in the world, everyone is capable of recognizing the big golden arches as a representation of the famous corporation, McDonalds. Their globally known status has functioned as a major contributor to consumer culture in Canada and as well as internationally....   [tags: Globalization, Culture, McDonald's, Sociology]

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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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Communication Breakdown Between A Manager And Employee

- Today our business is internationally market based, those skills forms outside US are sought, and likewise skills inside US are sought in other countries to include business ventures. We can experience cultural and communication indifferences effect our organizations and those whom strive to find equilibrium for the working environment. This conflict with interpersonal and business communication, regardless if your conducting business or hire from outside of the country of origin we find shortcomings with conducting or performing work outside of native surroundings....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Culture, Communication]

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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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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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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 Article, Trade Between Cultures, By Tyler Cowen

- The article, “Trade between Cultures,” by Tyler Cowen sets out to illustrate how globalization simultaneously results in cultural homogenization and heterogenization. Cowen is a professor at George Mason University and has written a vast number of books centered around the subject of economics. In his article, Cowen describes everyday examples of how trade has contributed to diversity within cultures, while also challenging several anti-trade ideas by arguing that trade can lead to more widespread diversity and innovation within societies....   [tags: Culture, Globalization, Sociology, Civilization]

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The Differences Between Canada And The United States

- At the Root of Culture Differences Researchers have always debated the difference between Canada and the United States, but seldom have they come to an agreed upon decision. It comes down to the differences between the individuals in each country. All people are fundamentally the same; created in God 's image, and sinful from the moment of their conception, and while many would not agree with me there, most would agree that we are shaped in part by our culture, therefore the differences. At the root of those differences, I believe, is both heredity and culture, or, as researchers put it; nature and nurture....   [tags: Canada, United States, Firearm, Culture]

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Canadians Should Not Be Proud Of Canada

- Do you know that despite Canada being called multicultural and accepting, Canada’s history reveals many secrets that contradicts this statement. Such an example are Canadian aboriginals, who have faced many struggles by Canadian society; losing their rights, freedoms and almost, their culture. However, Native people still made many contributions to Canadian society. Despite the efforts being made to recognize aboriginals in the present day; the attitudes of European Canadians, acts of discrimination from the government, and the effects caused by the past still seen today have proven that Canadians should not be proud of Canada’s history with respect to human rights since 1914....   [tags: First Nations, Canada, Indigenous Australians]

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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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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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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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The Underlying Post Colonial Commentary Of Modern Photography And The Appropriation Of Portraiture

- This art study will define the underlying post-colonial commentary of modern photography and the appropriation of portraiture in the art of Dawit Petros and Albrecht Durer. The photograph of a young black man in a hooded winter coat defines the modernization of a photographic portraiture that defines the post-colonial identity of African-Canadians in Petros’ work. The self-portrait of Albrecht Durer serves a as basis for appropriation in exchanging traditional European art into a modern commentary about the plight of African-Canadians in modern society....   [tags: History, Culture, Black people, Sociology]

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My Family Has Changed My Growth Of Culture And Diversity

- Introduction Living in a small town has impacted my growth of culture and diversity. I have not been exposed to different cultures to help shape my personality. Attending college has helped me grow, recognize different cultures, and adapt to the differences. My culture was taught to me by my parents. My family has instilled qualities in me that I will be able to teach my future generations some day. Family Composition My family is made up of my two parents and brother. My parents are young, both at the age of 40....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Grandparent]

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The Cultural Diversity Of A Culturally Relevant Classroom

- Using Culture in the Classroom Creating culturally relevant classrooms is a growing priority for educators in our rapidly changing Canadian society. This need stems from the more than 200 ethnic groups reported to reside in Canada (Statistics Canada, “Ethnic ancestry,” para.1). A key factor in the success of a culturally relevant classroom is an educator who understands their own culture. Educators must have an understanding of the unique individuals from different culture groups in the class. It is due to the cultural diversity of individuals that culture must be included in the curriculum....   [tags: Education, Culture, The Culture, Multiculturalism]

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The Jade Peony And Iron Road

- Traditional Chinese culture has a very strict set of rules which need to be followed. Only if one follows the rules, will they fit into the Chinese society. This is depicted in the book The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy and Iron Road directed by David Wu. The Jade Peony portrays a story about three Chinese-Canadian siblings living in Vancouver’s Chinatown: Jook-Liang, Jung-Sum, and Sek-Lung. Each child experiences different complications depending on their age and gender. Their Grandmother, Poh Poh, teaches them to balance their Chinese culture along with Canadian culture....   [tags: China, Chinese calendar, Culture of China]

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Educational Practices in Finland, Canada, and China

- In this paper, it will be looking at the culture and education practices of Finland, Canada, and China. Education varies from country to country as well as does one's culture, lifestyle of the people who live there. In doing so will review their culture and the role of their education policies that are used to motivate schools and teachers to improve student learning along with how their culture plays into learning. Furthermore, children should be taught with respect to their culture. However, we can also learn from one another....   [tags: culture, education, religion, learning, children]

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The Indigenous Population Within Canada

- It has been an extensive journey for the Indigenous population within Canada. Although, research has not established whether they first inhibited Canada, they have resided in this country for longer than one could imagine. The challenges they faced have been unimaginable as well. From invasion of their land, to mistreatment, and the attempt to eliminate the aboriginal culture, they’re hardships are not yet over. Granted, the Canadian government has provided some assistance to the fixation of all complications for the indigenous, however, it has only scarcely improved conditions....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, First Nations, Culture]

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Alice Munro And Carol Geddes Bear

- Although both writers, Alice Munro and Carol Geddes bear some differences during their childhood like: location, society and generation. They shared some values and culture. Mostly important, they shared similar struggles they faced early in life. Both writers bear some differences during their childhood. Alice Munro, grew up in a farm in Ontario, and Carol Geddes grew up in a small village in Yukon. Growing up in a farm, Alice Munro was exposed to a different life style that most children living in the city might never experience....   [tags: Difference, American films, Culture, Family]

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Seal Hunting in the Maritimes

- Canadian’s culture initiates from their wildlife and forests. Many different ways of living in Canada’s regions has an impact on the cultural view. The major problem with the wildlife view involving cultural acts is Seal Hunting. Seal Hunting has been continuing for years and harming many of the seas natural inhabitants. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is in the Maritimes, is a popular venue for such activities. An exploration of a day in the life of a seal and hunter is portrayed in the Maritimes, and its effect on the culture in the Maritimes....   [tags: culture, wildlife, seal, hunting, commercial]

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Childhood in Canada

- The research question which I used for this project was “what does it mean to be a child in Canada?” My participant is ten years old and due to legal issues, he will be known as Evan instead of his real name. the field-work process of the photo-voice assignment, Evan’s thoughts and pictures made me realize just how similar my own memories of my childhood was to his because as I was analyzing the pictures he took, I noticed those would have been the same pictures I would take if I was the participant....   [tags: photo-voice assignment, culture]

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The Cultural Diversity in Canada: Chinese Canadians

- ... Every community has faced some type of discrimination or prejudice towards them based on pointless reasons. It’s easy to say something but it takes someone who’s been through it to understand. Chinese community has faced many prejudice acts towards but the one no one can forget is anti-Asian sentiment that was acted towards the Asians (Chinese, Japanese, and South Asians) from 1850s to 1950s. Asians were considered low-grade people and didn’t fit n with the society. Due to prejudice acts towards them, Asians weren’t allowed to vote, practice law or pharmacy, be elected to public office and many other forbidding laws were set against the Asian community....   [tags: cultural adaptation and inclusion]

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Cultural Diversity Within Canada And The Workplace Of A Particular Country

- The term ‘diversity ‘refers to all of the significant differences between people, including perceptions of differences that need to be considered in particular situations and circumstances such as our thinking styles or beliefs and value (managing cultural diversity) .A population is made of several different people and therefore they have their own unique cultures which create huge impact on the society and the workplace of a particular country. Society is becoming more diverse due to increased cross-border mobility, less-rigid gender roles, improved living standards and individualization processes....   [tags: Culture, Canada]

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Sexism in the Church and Culture

- Sexism is defined as “the system and practice of discriminating against a person on the basis of sex” (Purple Ribbon Campaign – What is Sexism. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador), but if one were to ask the average Canadian to define the same word, the results would vary enormously. In today’s modern society, people often think that sexism only applies to women in violent domestic cases because that is the type of sexism the media dominantly displays. However, this has been proved to be an incorrect assumption....   [tags: sex discrimination, maternity leave]

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At-Risk Students and The BC Curriculum

- In our society, success is defined by financial wealth. Wealth is accumulated by employment in most cases, and remuneration for white collar jobs is higher than for blue collar jobs. Therefore white collar jobs are viewed as more prestigious; these are the positions that our school curriculum is preparing students for. The BC Government defines the following intellectual attributes of a graduate: • competency in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and science, including the ability to use these skills in problem-solving and decision-making • the ability to use and understand information technologies • the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences; this includes t...   [tags: Canadian Education, Canada]

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Analyzing Horace Miner 's Body Ritual Among The Body

- The goal of the anthropologist is to come to understand the beliefs and behaviours of the cultures around them, without judgement. When one scrutinizes Western rituals, we often have difficulty seeing the strangeness of our own culture. To understand those around us, we must first be able to understand ourselves. In this paper, I will attempt to critically summarize and analyze Horace Miner’s “Body Ritual among the Nacirema”. In “Body Ritual among the Nacirema”, Horace Miner (1956) revisits the rituals of a North American group, the Nacirema, as first described by Professor Linton in the early 1900s....   [tags: Culture, Western world, Western culture]

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Quebec 1995 Referendum

- What political consequences would have occurred if Quebec had voted "Yes" in the 1995 referendum. Introduction This discussion tackles the Quebec 1995 referendum, more especially regarding what would have been the consequence of a Yes Vote during the referendum. This topic is important, considering that it focuses on as issue of high political ramification, which has also found subsequent applications worldwide, with several other sections of different countries holding referendums to seek for a right to govern themselves as sovereign states....   [tags: sovereign states, french-quebecois culture]

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My Favorite Ride At Disney World

- When I was a child, my favorite ride at Disney World was It’s a Small World. Guided along, with the same-titled song playing throughout, I engaged in a magical journey as each turn promised an encounter with a different country, displaying culturally diverse visuals as representative snapshots to its nationality. The unchanging melody met modified lyrics consistent with the dialect of the culture featured. Indeed, from English, to French, Italian, to Spanish, singing in various languages play in the background....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Sociology, Cultural identity]

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The Cultural Values Of Canada

- What is culture; culture is defined as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society group, place or time (Webster’s). In society worldwide culture is the foundation of who we essentially are in life, such as traditions and behaviors which are portrayed by certain communities and are passed from one generation to the other. It identifies the lifestyle and pursuits that are practiced in the group of people we interact with in our society. One country who has interesting core values is Canada....   [tags: United States, Canada, Culture, United Kingdom]

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