Discrimination against Indigenous People in Canada: A Historical Perspective


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Running Head: WORLD HISTORY 1World History
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WORLD HISTORY 2IntroductionThe main topic that has been selected for carrying out this entire work is “Discrimination faced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada” and on the basis of it transatlantic slave trade can be linked as it was also related to slavery system by particular group of people. Hook: Everyone knows that from a long time almost since 15th century a huge amount of discrimination is faced by the indigenous group of people living in Canada as well as in othercountries also. One of the main challenges for indigenous individuals in the recent times is to make proposals without even knowing their rights in the international human rights law. The transatlantic slave trade took place among the indigenous people of Canada and it was also quite common institution among most of the Canadians back in 15th century. The entire transatlantic slave trade shaped the role as well as presence of slavery in the history of Canada.Road Map 1. Slavery was mainly hereditary for the Indigenous people of Canada as the most of the slaves were the prisoners of war and their descendants were slave. 2. The different types of discrimination faced by the aboriginal people in Canada such as discrimination in the residential schools and also in the Catholic Churches. 3. The discrimination tends to affect the indigenous individual also in terms of their health and well-being.Thesis statement- The indigenous people of Canada played an important role in the transatlantic slave trade.11Kirmayer, Laurence J., Stéphane Dandeneau, Elizabeth Marshall, Morgan Kahentonni Phillips, and Karla Jessen Williamson. "Rethinking resilience from indigenous perspectives."The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry56, no. 2 (2011): 84-91.
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WORLD HISTORY 3At present the discrimination of the indigenous people in Canada are caused by the following factors apart from racial discrimination such as: Catholic Church ideologies, Residential school and the enlighten of the Europe.Body Body paragraph 1Topic sentence- Human rights violation by discrimination in the residential schools in CanadaHistorical background- Since the European invasion of Australia in 1788, theAboriginal peoplehave been oppressed into a world unnatural to their existence for thousands of years.Point 1- Indigenous people face a lot of challenges in Canada even in the recent times and their human rights are violated in a frequent manner in the residential schools till date right from the 1736. One of the main aims of the residential schools was based on the assumption Aboriginal cultures and spiritual beliefs were inferior and unequal.Quotation/proof 1- Laura a student in the residential school said that “When I was first admitted to the residential school in Canada that was established 1880 I thought I will be safeand secure in the school as it was intended for the people like me only but there were some ofthe white people in the different administrative departments that treated me badly being an aboriginal. I went on to fight for myself using the human rights that were violated because I belong from the indigenous group”Analysis 1- The indigenous people of Canada in terms of the residential school have been denied control over their own development based on their own priorities, values, and needs. These people are also under-represented from every ground and also less amount of access to
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