Today, in Canada the imprisonment rates are extremely high and continue to be an issue for First Nation people. In 1996 the Federal Government imposed the legislation that will be in place specifically tailored for First Nation Natives, (Aboriginal) Under the Criminal code section 718.2(e). (Dept. of Justice p.33) Contrarily, the criminal code is a positive thing based on the history of colonization and suppression. However, the code also has negative denotations, implicated from the general public, who do not understand why the code is centrally made for First Nation Aboriginals'. The attorney general of the department of justice says' " Nationally, Aboriginal people are less than three percent of the Canadian population, but must compromise almost twenty percent of all total federal prison population...using the latest census data, we estimate overall incarceration rate of Aboriginal Canadians to be 983 per 100,000 or almost nine times higher than the rate for non Aboriginal people." First of all , the sensitivity of the new legislation of representation by the Canadian government serves the socioeconomic problems, in a traditional sense, for the First Nation persons. One reason for the "Special" treatment for criminal offenders is based on the underlying impact of Marginalization of reservations. Minorities in society suffer from the lack of education, lack of resources, child protection issues, segregation of the main stream culture; Which research shows in the high rates of incarcerated Indigenous First Nations. Furthermore, the aggressive assimilation of the policies that are still in place by Law enforcement effect people who live in reservations. In particular to this placement, factors due to the abuse that impacted not only First Nations but also every other persons of racial creed. Generally, these are the reasons that the principles have been established by R.v. Gladue (1999) Therefore, the…
Olivia von Schwedler
“Why the Six Drop Rule is a Good Idea”
In the state of Texas, you are not allowed to drop more than six classes throughout your entire Texas college career. This law was passed in two-thousand and seven and is called “The Six Drop Rule”. A dropped class is any course dropped after the published Census Date. If you drop six classes and want to drop seven, any Texas college can deny your request unless you qualify for…
Catherine Pritchard Childress
My mother was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease twenty- three years ago during a routine ultrasound while she was pregnant with me. Polycystic Kidney Disease, also known as PKD, is a genetic disorder that consists of numerous cysts in the kidneys that eventually causes the kidneys to fail. A person without PKD has kidneys that are about the size of a fist. My mother’s kidneys are the size of footballs…
lit and comp 3
Dec. 16, 2011
Have you ever wandered why our government is in debt by so much? Have you thought to yourself that it needs to be fixed before something really bad happens in America? How about what caused this ginormous debt? I have the answers to your questions. Our government has made some wrong turns and passed some bad laws to make this happen.
The reason why this debt even started in America is because, like people, the government…
On December 15, 1791 the second amendment, The right to bare arms, was adopted along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. We hear politicians talk about their strong commitment to the second amendment. Some people even say that the second amendment was past so that we can hunt. Hunting is a legitimate purpose for fire arms,but I believe the primary purpose for the second amendment was for self-defense.
A couple months ago In Cleveland Ohio, a lady was leaving her house to…
What would happen if the famous African American have a national holiday? In an article says that Richard Allen, A famous African American should have a National Holiday. In my opinion I think he should have the National Holiday. If he doesn’t have it, it will be unfair because he helped a lot in the community, so I agree with the idea for the following reasons (A) He founded the African Methodist Episcopal (AME), (B) He was a minister, educator and writer, (C) He opened the…
22 October 2014
Growing up in a single parent family has been viewed different for many years. It seems that being raised by one parent is impossible to many, over decades it has become usual. Today’s society children have grown to become emotionally stable and successful even if they had one or two parents to show them a rocky road. The problem lies in the difference of children raised by both mother and father versus by single parents. Do children…
Samantha Landry March 24,
Language Arts 3, 7Pre
Did you know that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States?
The risk of dying from cigarettes has increased for both men and women over the last fifty years
in the United States. Smokers have a greater chance than non smokers to develop lung cancer…
Persuasive Essay: Should recycling be mandatory?
Recycling has come a long way to help protect our environment. Although many people don’t recycle, they should. I believe recycling should be mandatory, because it would keep our community cleaner, we could reuse instead of use more limited resources, and it would help our environment as a whole. Recycling is very important, and if we work together, it could change many circumstances with trash.
Recycling has already helped…
English Persuasive Essay
My generation may seem incredibly stupid and narcissistic but not everyone is like that. I understand why people don’t have faith in us; it’s probably because of the majority of us that have our nose in our phone or a camera always pointing at us. But some of us actually act like members of society unlike others that have our head in “the cloud.”
I feel like if people knew that a majority doesn’t make a whole they’d understand us. But hey, a lot of us…
Persuasive Essay Final Draft
Free Daycare in Colleges for any Students
Having a free daycare for any students in colleges, it has been a recent issue to debate. Also there are people that are in favor and against to have free daycare in colleges. Free daycare will bring benefits for students or people who work in colleges.
Students that are in favor to have free day care will not to be worried about the care of their children. Professional and skilled workers…