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
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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 first…
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…
Why Are Gas Prices So High? |
Comm/215September 7, 2012 |
Today along with the slump in the economy, Americans are also faced with the rise of gasoline prices. A gallon of gas today costs $4.09, whereas twenty years ago a gallon cost $1.13.
Many Americans think that this intense rise in gas prices is a way for the government to be in control and govern the types of vehicles people drive. The rise in price is that the government continues to purchase oil from…
Today’s teenagers really need their own means of transportation, and having my own car could benefit us both to make our lives much easier. You could get more rest and not have to wake up so early if I could take myself to school. It would teach me to manage my own time and to be responsible for my own things. I could also run errands for you whenever you need it. This would all allow you to have more rest and relaxation, and less stress.
If I could drive myself to school, not only would you…
Introduction to Psychology
May 14th 2013
Research in Psychology
What is Psychology? A Scientific study of behavior and mental process in their many facets. Did you know that in psychology there is experimental method or a non-experimental? And there are 7 different fields of psychology, Developmental, Physiological, Experimental, and Personality Clinical counseling and social. In chapter…
Same Sex Marriage in America
16 December 2014
Prof. Phillip Schunk
Same Sex Marriage in America
Having a same gender loving family member is never easy for any child. You selfishly consider how embarrassing it is to have to explain the Lesbian aunt to your classmates, or you fret over how badly you will inevitably be teased and even bullied at school by your peers, if word ever got back to the school about your male cousin who very feminine and may or may not don clothes meant for young…