Anonymity Online

In my opinion being anonymous online shouldn’t be allowed, even though some people have different opinions this is mine. You should have to state your real name online, because everything you put online is liked to you. If you don’t feel comfortable having your name linked to what you post then you probably shouldn’t be posting it. Say your account gets hacked or some thing bad happens in your account then authorities can track who you are to inform you, these are the legal reasons why you should not be anonymous online. In conclusion I believe that you should have your mane stated online because what you say should follow you and you shouldn’t be hidden behind a fake name.

Talon Proud

Even though I have only been attending Eagle Butte High School for one semester, there is a few things that make me proud to go here. Our success in school athletics make me proud. Our senior girls volleyball won zones and competed at the provincial level, along with our cross country team that I was involved in, we got first place in zones then went on to get second place in provincials. Our student council does a very good job of making our school successful with their ability to plan events very well. It also makes me proud of the way that the teachers treat and create personal relationships with their students, also how open and accepting the students are.

Should I Bother?

After learning about the horrible experiences these children have dealt with, I personally can not say that I can relate to any of the things these children have gone through. It really shocked me to see what some people in the world have to go through in their every day lives. I have noticed that we in Canada have really taken what we have for granted and don’t have to worry about going through the terrible experiences that these people go through. Some children in Africa have to go through devastating times, harsh living conditions and struggles. I find it unfair that people have the nerve to treat some people with such disrespect because no one deserves to live how these people did. It hurt me to watch these children as young as 4 were taken from there homes or sold by their parents to make money. They were forced to work in harsh conditions with very little pay, or forced to join the army. The wars and abductions by the rebels caused for a life in fear with no where safe to go, no bed to sleep in and no family. The rebels and army forced children out of their homes, the children were punished by being killed, tortured or starved.  Young girls were also taken advantage of, many people are mentally ill and the rebels would brainwash the children to train them to kill. Yes, as Canadians we could make a difference in this world anyone can make a difference. One way Canadians can make a difference is by providing foreign aid including supplies, food, water and warmth, also volunteers could be sent over to help. People around the world could individually make people aware of what’s going on in Africa so more people could donate or volunteer to help this cause. In the past there was many people who helped make a difference with problems they thought were wrong in the world for example Mother Teresa who started a girls school and donated to the poor. Another example is Nelson Mandela who joined National African Congress to help against black minority, he became first black head of state. An organization that bothers to make a difference is Canadian Humanitarian Organization, the volunteers accept donations, sponsor children in Africa and send people over to help the people in need, they want to make a difference in the world by helping the people in need. It is worth is because they are doing a good thing by supporting the people in need make them have a better life. After researching about how these people have been treated it made me realize that people should do something to help them, as human rights abuse becomes more of a problem there are groups and individuals that take time out of their day to do something to help to people in need because they know no one should be treated how these people are.

Legacies Regarding Indigenous People in Canada

Yes, I do believe that the contemporary society does have ethical responsibilities regarding the indigenous people in Canada. I believe that Canada should be partially responsible for these legacies of globalization left behind. The Canadian government did many injustices towards the indigenous people, such as inforce the Indian Act, which forbidden them from practicing their own cultures and traditions. The indigenous people were also forced to give up their lands and were sent to reserves, the Aboriginal children were sent to residential schools where they were abused and taken from their home. These schools forced the indigenous peoples to assimilate into the European ways. This treatment caused depopulation of the first Nation people, also did the European diseases brought over to Canada.  In the past Canada treated the First Nations with extreme disrespect and demonstrated Eurocentrism towards their culture. Canada was at fault for these actions, this is way Canada is partially responsible for the historical legacies regarding the indigenous. In my opinion the actions done by Canada to redress the past has met the level of responsibility needed, such as government compensation, for example $2 billion towards former residential school students. This compensation was given to 80,000 people, there were also specifications for these payments. Also formal apologies were given by Stephen Harper, and the Catholic Church also apologized for the abuse at the residential schools. There was also commissions and documents established to reinforce relationships between the Crown and the First Nations peoples and makes equal/fair ways with the crown. What has been done to apologize for the past does meet the level of responsibility that was needed. I believe that this is the only way for Canada to try and fix the mistakes made in the past, but nothing can change what happen in the past. We can not change what our ancestors did towards the indigenous people but the responsibility that the government has taken to apologize is the best way to makes amends with the First Nations people.

Rwanda Genocide

The Rwanda Genocide was truly a horrific time for the citizens living in this country, especially the Tutsi people. Te Tutsi were killed off by the Hutu people. At this time only abut 10% of the population was Tutsi and the rest was either Hutu or Twa. At first the Tutsi were put in roles of leadership and government because they had more European qualities. The Hutu people ended up killing the president of Rwanda and decide to kill off the Tutsi people to show them how they were treated. The people in Rwanda was identification cards to classify if they were a Tutsi or Hutu, the Hutu extremists would check these cards and kill all the Tutsi. The Hutu people killed and tortured over 1 million people during this time. The genocide lasted from April 6th 1994 to July 1994. Most of the killing were done with machetes or with hand weapons since bullets and guns were to expensive. After the Hutu killed them they left their corpses where they died because they weren’t allowed to be buried. The Belgian peacekeepers tried to help but were killed off in the process so they ended up withdrawing there troops. Finally ended when a RPF group took over the country, these people were military trained group of Tutsi people. Some legacies of historical globalization that fueled the Rwanda Genocide was Imperialism and Eurocentrism. These two things fueled the genocide because the Belgians took over Rwanda, before the Belgians showed up the two groups were at peace they married between groups and traded, but then they put the Tutsi people in higher roles because they had more European qualities unlike the Hutu people, this also showed Eurocentrism because they had put the Tutsi in a higher class because they believed they were more European because of there body shape, color and nose shape. This is Eurocentric because the Europeans believed they were superior, they left they more European groups were given responsibilities. The Hutu people did not think this treatment was fair so they resorted to killing the Tutsi people to show how they felt towards being treated badly before. It makes me extremely upset that the world just sat back, and watched this genocide happen. The world should have reacted differently, they should have done something to make it stop so not as many people would have been killed and tortured.

Historical Globalization in Ecuador

Before colonization Ecuador formed part of the Inca Empire. Ecuador was colonized in September of 1531, Spanish was Ecuador’s colonizing powers. After colonization Ecuador became independent in 1822 after the Spanish Royalist was defeated by Antonio Jose Surre in the Battle of Pinchincha. since Ecuador was colonized by the Spanish, 93% of the population speaks Spanish, because the Spanish are the ones who colonized this country.

The color of the flag links to the colonization because it is the same colors as Colombia’s and Venezuela’s flag, who were also colonized after the war in 1882. These three countries to make a confederation but they decide to part ways in 1830. Contains the three main colors of the banner of Gran Columbia, the South American republic.The flag had three horizontal bands, colored, yellow which represents sunshine, mineral weath and grain. Blue which represents the sky, sea and rivers. Also red which represents blood of patriots spilled in the stuggle for freedom and justice. In the center of Ecuador’s flag there is a coat of arms.The colors of the flags are yellow, blue and red, after these countries parted ways they kept the same flag. In Ecuador the type of government is a presidential  republic. In Ecuador 14 Indigenous are extinct yet there are still 7 groups of Indigenous group in the country. In Canada the population is 4% indigenous, which is a low percentage compared to the 7% of indigenous population in Ecuador. High poverty and income inequality mostly affect the Ingenious groups. There are special agreements and privileges given to the Indigenous, . In Ecuador there is three main regional languages: Andrean Spanish, Amazonic Spanish and equatorial Pacific Spanish, Even though the Spanish language has the majority of the population making it Ecuador’s official language, there are other languages spoken here for example Quecha 4.1%, Foreign languages 2.2% and indigenous languages at .7%. The three foreign languages that are most spoken here are Chinese and English. 10 languages in Ecuador are dying, one of these languages are Zapara. The main religion in Ecuador is Roman Cathlic which 74% of the population follow.  Ecuador is dependent on there petroleum resources, which has accounted for more ten half of the country’s export earnings. Other resources that are exported from Ecuador are bananas, cut flowers, shrimp, cocoa and coffee. I have learnt how much banana works get paid and it is a very low salary, has harsh working conditions where they are exposed to harmful chemicals and extreme heat. The sectors of business in Ecuador is agriculture (27.8%), industry (17.8%) and services (54.4%).

The historical globalization process isn’t very similar to any of the ones we have studied, except that in other countries the indigenous people are also treated as lower class then the majority of the population.

 

Family Holidays

Family Holidays

Traditions

Some family traditions that my family does every Christmas is on Christmas Eve we play board games and eat finger food, we each get to open one present of my parents’ choice , usually it is a blanket or something I can use for the night. In the morning I’m always woke up at 7 by my brother. Then we go to my grandpa’s house for brunch with my mom’s family. Then I go to my dad’s house to see my dad’s family and step mom’s family. For supper we always open Christmas Crackers and wear the crowns while we eat. For Easter my parents hide Easter eggs around the house so we can find them.

Most Impactful Learning Moment

The most impactful learning moment in my life was learning how to walk and talk. I feel like these things are the most impactful because if I didn’t learn how to do what I do in my everyday life. Being able to walk and talk opens up opportunities that I would not have if I was unable to communicate with the world. Everything that I learned to do when I was younger were impotent skills that are a necessity in the world around me. If I was illiterate then life would be very difficult. Being able to walk and talk will shape who I am as a person. Without these skills I wouldn’t be able to get a career or learn anything that will help in my life. That’s why I feel like learning to do the basics that I learnt as a child are the most important.

Show Review: Friends

A show I have recently watched is Friends, I have watched this television series twice because I really enjoy watching it. I enjoy this show because it is really funny and makes me laugh. Every episode in this show makes me laugh and puts me in a good mood. All the actors in this show match their character very well which makes the show better. The different personalities in each character makes the show extremely funny. This show is very relatable to real life because all the characters go through emotions that everyone goes through. Out of all the shows I have watched Friends has been my favorite one.

 

Should Wikipedia be Allowed for Research in Schools?

I think Wikipedia should be allowed for research in schools because the workers there are always checking to make sure no one vandalized the pages, which makes it mostly accurate. Wikipedia is an easy way to get information on mostly any topic, on the Wikipedia sites they cite where they received the information so have more sources of research. Users are allowed to update the pages to make them up to date so it is more accurate. It is an easy and fast way to gain information.