Legacies of indigenous people in Canada

The contemporary society did play a role for how the First Nations are today, but they made most of their mistakes themselves. We have done enough already for what happened in the past it’s that they keep milking the situation to get more out of it. It doesn’t make sense that they want to live like their ancestors but still want more special rights and money. When their ancestors didn’t have any of thoses. This has been resolved on a global scale but yet they still complain on what happened. They need to understand the past can’t be changed and live how people do in the 21st century. If we use the residential schools for example, kids were took away and the parents had to “drown” the thought of their kids. When the kids got back the parents still continued to drink. Today the stats are that 70% of adults drink but do consume heavily more than the general population. The bigger problem is that on the reserves it is that 30% of adults and 40% of teens use cannabis. They don’t have to pay taxes and live off of well fair and continue to drink and have their kids in foster homes. In 2011 over half of the children in fosters homes in Canada were First Nations. This could’ve changed if those first parents stopped drinking when the kids came back from the schools at 16. Yet we give them more money in redress for them to spend on most likely on harmful substances.

Rwandan Genocide

This happened back in around the early 1900’s. Rwandan is a smaller country just outside of the Congo in Africa. What happened was there were two social groups of people, the Hut, which was the majority of people were poor. Then the other group was the Tutsi, they were higher class, but there were many less people. The Belgium government left the country to govern themselves and the Hutu had the popular vote so their president was the one in power. The Tutsi were upset and murder him which started the war. Around a million Tutsi were slaughtered.

Some examples that helped fuel the genocide were, the people there for the most part were very uneducated. The Belgium’s had the Hutu working pretty much as slaves so they didn’t know how to react when this happened so they resorted to violence. Another is since the Tutsi were the richer people on the social ladder they wanted to run the country even though they weren’t the popular vote. It comes back to not having a good education and they killed the president. Another is if you were lighter skin colour they would make you a Tutsi because they were considered to be closer to the Europeans. Capitalism can easily fall under the fact that the Tutsi had more money and wanted to be more powerful than the Hutu, but since they were only 15% of the population they didn’t have the majority government. They used guns which were an European advancement in the war and other military weapons to make quick work of the Tutsi people.

I feel terrible to an event like this happening. It’s crazy to think people would get this upset to slaughter an entire culture who were very similar to them. This is just as bad as WWII in a sense of them wanting to murder an entire group of people. I feel like it is kinda like today in a sense that we see fighting in the middle east and shrug it off. Most people looked at this small country in Africa and saw the dirt on their boots to be more important. Some European or stronger African nation should’ve stepped in and gave support to the Tutsi. I say this because it shouldn’t matter who you are a war where you are greatly out numbered and being slaughtered in the hundred of thousands is crazy.

Research: Historic Globalization in Saudi Arabia

There was never a colonial power in Saudi Arabia cause at the time they were a strong area of religion. It wasn’t a country but a area controlled by a couple of kings that defended there selves. European country should stayed away from the Middle East because of the Muslim religion and that there wasn’t much for resources to take from them. The modern state was founded in 1932 by Muhammad ibn saud. After a 30 year campaign trying to unit the Arabian Peninsula. 

My nation was affected by European country’s but has been my the introduction of the internet and by globalization. They weren’t really influenced by western country’s until 30 years ago and made huge strides in advancement in technology and industrialization. The indigenous people to the land are the ones who created the country. Around 95% of them speak arabic. They didnt have indigenous people since they weren’t colonized by European country’s and no tribes were living there before. The traditional way of life is still practice there by the entire country. They are super strict on what happens and even have a “religion police”. There country is still in segregation where the men are still consider way more powerful and important than the women. The women must cover themselves head to toe in clothing and never look into the eyes of a men without permission. If they break the rules and are arrested they can be punished to death very easily. With the internet they have been able to become similar to western country’s and have same ideas that we have. It’s huge in consumerism over there and having the best and most expensive product. They actually have a good quality of life and have a very similar working conditions like we do. Most women don’t work over there and stay home with children. Their government is a monarch similar to Britain where it stays in the royal family.

There are major differences from the country’s we have learned about before. They were able to fight back against the European country’s and didn’t have the resources that they wanted. They were able to make enough food for their kingdoms and nothing for the Europeans. Right now they are one of the worlds richest countries money wise. 90% of their exports is oil. Most owners are princes and they’ll have personal armies protecting them. In the future Saudi Arabia will most likely come out as a power house.

Family Holiday Traditions

In our family we will normally put the tree up together a couple weeks before Christmas. On Christmas we go to Rosemary for a family hockey game and a gift exchange. When we get home we get PJ’s and are off to bed. Our rule is sleep in till 9-10 before we open up gifts. We spend the day together then normally head up to Edmonton area to meet more family up there for a huge supper. Then we will spend the rest of the holiday up there until New Years. Our cousins up there have a back yard rink and we will have games and tournaments and mil go on the snowmobiles. Once its the New Year we come back home for reality.