Aboriginal Human Rights

Essay by earlthedukeHigh School, 12th gradeA-, March 2013

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Aboriginal Human Rights

Aboriginal people are very passionate about their culture and traditions and believe that they are an important part of Canada's past. Although their customs shaped Canada into a great nation, they are slowly fading into the background while competing with the French and English cultures. First Nation's people do not receive a just amount of respect and equality in terms of their rights for land and freedom. Over the past century there have been several brutal protests that promote a negative, violent appearance towards all Aboriginals. In order to advance within society and claim land that is rightfully theirs, Natives have had to resort to planning court dates, forming petitions and writing threatening letters to the government. The Canadian government found ways to deceive the Aboriginals and get through loopholes to avoid granting reasonable wishes and staying true to their agreement. The social, political and economic inequities present in Native communities throughout Canada are a result of the inadequate response of the Canadian government.

It is obvious that this Aboriginal versus government battle has been going on for far too long and it is an unfair challenge to the virtually helpless group of minorities.

Aboriginal people have a long and proud history that includes rich cultural and spiritual traditions. Many of these traditions, have been altered or taken away upon the arrival of European settlers. The forced introduction of European culture and values to Aboriginal societies, the dispossession of Aboriginal lands, and the imposition of alien modes of governance began a cycle of social, physical and spiritual destruction. The effects of Colonization have altered the lifestyle of many Aboriginal peoples of Canada. Colonialism is a relationship between two peoples, in which one group takes over the lands of another, imposing on those peoples its own cultural...