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Remove legislative racism and poverty, and discriminatory treatment of First Nations Peoples of Canada

Remove legislative racism and poverty, and discriminatory treatment of First Nations Peoples of Canada | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
First Nations Residential School Survivors of Canada had to sign a legal document stating they would not sue the Roman Catholic Church, otherwise they would not get the compensation payout. The person who negotiated the compensation payout, did not consult with victims before making a decision on the common experience and grid on how high or how low the victimization grid should be - in USA each child that were sexually abused by the church, got paid out "millions". The grid for First Nations child sexual abuse at the hands of the clergy was ten times lower than US respectfully. The negotiator was not qualified to negotiate on our behalf in Canada. The law suit made the lawyers very comfortable and set for life. Its all a sham - the victims of residential school cannot buy a home, cannot move forward with stability in a country full of racism that continues to blame the victim. Harper has continued to use his powers to oppress First Nations of Canada to escape his obligation and fiduciary responsibility to First Nations Peoples across Canada.Then, Harper systemically started cutting back all administration funding for First Nations Funding in Health Care, Education, Women's Programs, capped social assistance, Employment, and the worst - housing. First Nations suffer with a Housing Crisis across Canada. Of course, there are extreme gaps in-between with other agencies fighting for funding and charity groups - and non-profit organizations who provide a small service to First Nations Clientele that seek services off-reserve. Prime Minister Harper is the most racist and discriminatory leader of all time in Canada..after Colonization and Hitler. Isn't it time to call him what he is? Isn't it time to say the leader of Canada is working hard at destroying First Nations Peoples across Canada. Then, we have very greedy First Nations Leaders - whom, do not perform or act on the issues we face which pushed First Nations deeper into great poverty, causing high suicides of our youth. First Nations Peoples are caught between two worlds, two leaders, and two types of Greed. "Aboriginal Funding" has not changed and many programs systemically cut creating social devastation and chaos for First Nations Peoples across Canada..but the "Aboriginal Population" suddenly grew to such a high degree from Bill C-31 that the funding is Stretched to Nothing for First Nations Peoples. Is this Administration Discrimination - yes it is...its the fault of Ottawa. Racism is Well and Alive in Canada..and life only became progressively worse for First Nations Peoples in the last 20 years..there is no life on the reserve's or off-reserves. Everyone wants "Aboriginal Funding" but nobody cares for "Aboriginal Peoples of Canada"...we are fundamentally a huge resource and its time to stop racism and greed. First Nations Peoples are Human. First Nations Leaders and the Government of Canada are responsible to end this cycle of abuse and discriminatory treatment and promote shelter, health care, food, and education. We cannot hire First Nation Healers, forced by Health Care Canada for funding for the High Suicides of BC First Nations Youth. We are forced to hire Non-Native Health Care Counselors for Residential School Survivors and their children for Cowichan - how dysfunctional and discriminatory is that? Remove Systemic Racism in Health Care for Cowichan, hire qualified First Nation Healers to come in and work with our peoples. Build a Healing Lodge to tackle high suicides and depression. Educate and Employ First Nations Peoples. Remove Racism and Greed..stop using First Nation Peoples as a Resource Canada. Systemic Racism is very real in Canada. Lets us remove it, and become a country without racism. (Photo of a bathroom in a First Nations home on Cowichan Reserve 2014) Aho..
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Canadian newcomers dread changes to citizenship rules | Toronto Star

Canadian newcomers dread changes to citizenship rules | Toronto Star | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Immigrants say a proposed revamp of the Citizenship Act will create a prolonged “underclass” experience that undermines loyalty to Canada.
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Ukraine divided over future

Ukraine divided over future | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Protesters in Ukraine are furious with their president's decision to turn away from the European Union and toward Russia
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Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls

Lady In Black: 'Burka Avenger' Fights For Pakistan's Girls | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Burka Avenger is a new Pakistani kids' show about a mild-mannered teacher who moonlights as a burqa-clad superhero.

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Luisa Pinto's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:32 AM

Globalização não quer dizer que vamos todos ficar iguais. Nem podia. 

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:58 PM

"the Burka Avenger" is a new cartoon aired in pakistan aiming to empower pakistani women who wear burkas.

I think this clip is a great resourse for not only empowering pakistani women and girls but to use within the Australian classroom in order to not only expose students to different cultures entertainment but more specifically look at rasism, stereotyoes and different cultures traditons in a fun and enagaging way

Avonna Swartz's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:15 AM

What do you think of this? Do you think it will have an impact on how women perceive themselves?

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The Quebec turban ban: What doesn’t get said

The Quebec turban ban: What doesn’t get said | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Paul Wells on multiculturalism and separation of church and state
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Bangladesh factory deaths prompt some retailers to leave, but staying poses challenges too

Bangladesh factory deaths prompt some retailers to leave, but staying poses challenges too | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Bangladesh offers the global garment industry something unique: Millions of workers who quickly churn out huge amounts of well-made underwear, jeans and T-shirts for the lowest wages in the world.
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25 cents to wash blood off your T-shirt

25 cents to wash blood off your T-shirt | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
When a fire at the Tazreen garment factory in Bangladesh killed 112 people in November, many wondere... - Life & Style - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Valuing the United Nations by Gareth Evans - Project Syndicate

Valuing the United Nations by Gareth Evans - Project Syndicate | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
The entire UN system and related entities, together with current peacekeepers, adds up to around 215,000 people worldwide, at an annual cost of around $30 billion.
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The long list of Canadian firms that have sought temporary foreign workers

The long list of Canadian firms that have sought temporary foreign workers | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Some 33,000 companies and agencies have applied for federal temporary foreign worker program, from banks to public broadcasters
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PQ decision on English program is not another ‘pastagate’

PQ decision on English program is not another ‘pastagate’ | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
It is not unreasonable to review a program that was likely implemented in haste by the previous government
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Following pasta flap, top Montreal resto takes language office troubles public

Following pasta flap, top Montreal resto takes language office troubles public | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
MONTREAL - One of Canada's most famous restaurants has come forward with its own tale of troubles wi... - Canada - Winnipeg Free Press.
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If you commit terrorism, you should lose Canadian citizenship: Kenney

If you commit terrorism, you should lose Canadian citizenship: Kenney | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
With a link between a Canadian dual national and a bus bombing in Bulgaria in the news, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney wants to revoke citizenship from Canadians who go abroad to commit terrorism or acts of war against this country...
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Canadian extremists more likely homegrown: 'secret' CSIS report

Canadian extremists more likely homegrown: 'secret' CSIS report | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
2011 report looks at data of known radicals who have lived in Canada
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The white tourist’s burden

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"Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex.  Volunteerism presents an escape, a rare encounter with an authenticity sorely missed, hardship palpably and physically felt – for a small price."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 23, 2014 6:02 PM

As stated in this article, "Under this program, well-to-do tourists sign up to build schools, clean and restore riverbanks, ring birds and act as caregivers to AIDS orphans for a few weeks. This led to the creation of a profitable industry catering to volunteer tourists. The orphans’ conditions are effectively transformed into a boutique package in which 'saving' them yields profits from tourists. The foreigners’ ability to pay for the privilege of volunteering crowds out local workers."  For a satirical look at this type of tourism, the Onion absolutely delivers.  

Albert Jordan's curator insight, April 29, 2014 2:22 PM

Why not take advantage of "I feel guilty because Im doing exponentially better than them?" or the less politically correct term - "white guilt." Arguably this can be seen as the "those that have" feeling guilty and thinking that by volunteering for a few weeks will make them feel better about their rampant consumerism. As the article points out though, this is not a problem solver. You can build homes for people but without giving them a foundation(and education) in how to take "proper" care of themselves, as well as the proper infrastructure to support them, they will continue to beg, or be unable to find work(if there is any) that will give them the security they need to support the house given to them, or take care of any well water that has been established, etc, etc. Unfortunately, many of the volunteers who pay to volunteer do not want to fix the bigger picture but instead want to get a small taste of it so that they can talk about it over cocktails or use their Kodak moment for a new Facebook default.

Tracey M Benson's curator insight, May 5, 2014 5:59 PM
I have heard from people working long term with schools and orphanages the short term volunteer culture causes more harm than good.Seth Dixon sums this article up:

As stated in this article, "Under this program, well-to-do tourists sign up to build schools, clean and restore riverbanks, ring birds and act as caregivers to AIDS orphans for a few weeks. This led to the creation of a profitable industry catering to volunteer tourists. The orphans’ conditions are effectively transformed into a boutique package in which 'saving' them yields profits from tourists. The foreigners’ ability to pay for the privilege of volunteering crowds out local workers."  For a satirical look at this type of tourism, the Onion absolutely delivers.  

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Living English | Interactive: Where are Quebec's Anglos? Map of population distribution from 2011 Census | CBC Montreal

Living English | Interactive: Where are Quebec's Anglos? Map of population distribution from 2011 Census | CBC Montreal | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Explore the map to find out where Anglophones live across the province. The map is based on Statistics Canada census data from 2011.
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Worlds collide as Russell Brand predicts a revolution - Channel 4 News

Worlds collide as Russell Brand predicts a revolution - Channel 4 News | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
When Russell Brand told Jeremy Paxman there would an anti-capitalist revolution, the comedian was speaking for all those who despise what growing inequality is doing to their lives.
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Germany Fights Population Drop

Germany Fights Population Drop | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
As German towns work to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other European countries, with frightening implications for the economy.

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:55 PM

Yes, identity!

Holly Hough's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:35 PM

Germany is undergoing a population crisis. The population is plunging due to a high number of elderly people (the dependency ratio is 1:4) and the desire of women to be in the workforce. As a result, the women are not having children. There is a large number of young people who have obtained educations, but are unable to find work, which makes them less likely to want to have kids and start a family. This is a push factor for them to immigrate to another country where they can find work. This leaves Germany with higher dependency ratios and pushes them further towards economic crisis. Germany and many other European countries are offering incentives to women to have children, such as 24 hour child care, tax breaks, and money for married couples. Some fear fertility rates have fallen below replacement level. Just what will Germany do, “part of the solution lies in remaking values, customs and attitudes in a country that has a troubled history with accepting immigrants.” Germany will have to work to pull immigrants to their country to regenerate their population. Who knows where Germany will be 50 years from now?

Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:05 AM

This article applies to how values and preferences impacts an area. For Germany, their low birth rates are being caused by highly valuing  single mothers and discouraging immigrants to stay in their country.  These  unfavorable birth rates may be a future for many other highly developed countries, or already are a part of many countries. This could happen to your home, so your values or preferences may be come a problem to the economy. Low birth rates and unwelcomed immigration are causing decreased work force and increased demand in Germany, that they can't fulfill. It also causes an uneven population between the young and old population. 

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AP PHOTOS: Indonesia promotes Muslim fashion

AP PHOTOS: Indonesia promotes Muslim fashion | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lanky models in high heels saunter down the catwalk, one wearing a huge pink rose headpiece while another's face is draped in a taupe silk headscarf adorned with dangling gold accessories.But this is not a typical fashion...
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Canada not in running for UN Security Council seat in 2014 | Toronto Star

Canada not in running for UN Security Council seat in 2014 | Toronto Star | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada won’t run for a spot on the United Nations Security Council next year.
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Canada not in running for UN Security Council seat in 2014 | Toronto Star

Canada not in running for UN Security Council seat in 2014 | Toronto Star | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada won’t run for a spot on the United Nations Security Council next year.
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Joe Fresh vows to be 'force for good' in Bangladesh - Business - CBC News

Joe Fresh vows to be 'force for good' in Bangladesh - Business - CBC News | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
The founder of Loblaw's discount clothing chain Joe Fresh, rocked by the factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed hundreds of people, today outlined his plan to work closely with local authorities to improve work conditions.
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Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools

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Rethinking immigration: The case for the 400,000 solution

Rethinking immigration: The case for the 400,000 solution | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Canada is facing a demographic crunch and labour shortage that will hinder our future prosperity. The solution: More economic immigrants who are selected for their skills.
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Gay marriage, turban-wearing Mountie nixed as images on new bills: documents

Gay marriage, turban-wearing Mountie nixed as images on new bills: documents | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Internal documents show that focus groups and a Bank of Canada team reviewed a series of currency images intended in part to reflect Canada’s diversity
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Canada a good, not great, place to live: report - Globe and Mail

Canada a good, not great, place to live: report - Globe and Mail | 10F Social Studies | Scoop.it
Globe and Mail Canada a good, not great, place to live: report Globe and Mail Canada is widely considered one of the best places in the world to live, but a comparison of key socioecononomic indicators shows room for improvement if the country is...
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