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Native Studies Summative

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rochelle mcadam

on 16 June 2011

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Transcript of Native Studies Summative

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY Raising Awareness of Indigenous Issues Impact of Colonialism on Indigenous People Cultural Assimilation Health issues Poverty: Government Dependance Canadian Natives Australian Natives Residential schools
"Killing the Indian in the child" Relocation off of traditional lands The stolen generation 1850: forced onto reserves/ into cities Recieved Australian citizenship only if they broke all ties with aboriginal communities Canada Australia Elevated risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Mental Illness (alcoholism, depression, drug addiction) Inadequate Medical Support 30% of indigenous adults suffer from type 2 Diabetes 7% of the native population suffer from type 2 diabetes 50% of aboriginal people claim to have suffered from depression suicide rate among natives is more than 2x the rate of the rest of the Canadian population Average waiting time between referral and receipt of dental services is14 months for aboriginal people health care on reserves is limited, many reserves are located hours away from the nearest hospital In Canada Over Crowding in Inadequate housing and homlessness unemployment, dependance on financial aid Indian Act Australia 54% of the indigenous population are unemployed "Aboriginal welfare dependancy" In 2003 16,500 aboriginal people used SAAP services Cultural Characteristics Shared by Indigenous People Globally ART! Tattooing Mentawai Aztecs Maori Sculptures/ Statues Inuits Haida Rock Paintings Australian aboriginals Egyptions Effects of Natural Resource Development Deforestation in Brazil Mining in Gautemala Violent conflicts between indigenous groups and opposing forces Indigenous groups forced off of traditional lands Deforestation tied tightly to Brazilian economy Eco systems poluted by construction run-off 90% of lands granted by the Gautemalan government is indigenous owned acid run off causing cyanide contamination in rivers Most recent mining law does not incude the protection of indigenous rights government is encouraging Mayan people to work at the mines for poor wages Progress Made in Human Rights, Self Determination and Education Nisga people (Nisgas Final Agreement) government promised to build new schools on Nisga land that promoted traditional language and culture Nisga people were granted Municipal status in their traditional lands Are to be removed off of Indian act Indigenous People of Hawaii The Recognition Bill Currently operational Kamehameha School New culture promoting elementary school curriculum
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