The story of karel in Canada is one of the stories of the country, says Karen Hirsch, who teaches indigenous studies at Dalhousie University.
“I think a lot of people have been frustrated by this for a long time,” she said.
“A lot of them have been saying ‘well we’re all in this together, we’re on this planet together.
We’ve been here before, why are we having to come together now?'”
She said it’s important to understand that indigenous people are often in conflict with each other and their land and that they’re not all equal.
“We’re not the same as other groups in terms of our cultures,” she explained.
“So there are times where we’ve had to stand up and say, ‘we’re not going to have these things anymore.
“The stories of other indigenous people have all been pretty horrifying, too,” Hirsch said. “
In addition to her work with indigenous students at Dal, Hirsch also teaches students in the field of sociology. “
The stories of other indigenous people have all been pretty horrifying, too,” Hirsch said.
In addition to her work with indigenous students at Dal, Hirsch also teaches students in the field of sociology.
In her first year of teaching, she said she has students from all walks of life and all levels of experience.
“Many of my students have been the subjects of violence, assault, and sexual assault,” Hens said.
She said students are often reluctant to report the abuse because of the stigma attached to the crime.
“They feel it’s a bad thing,” she added.
“It’s a very uncomfortable thing to say.”
A report from the Office of the Correctional Investigator for Nunavut, released last year, found that indigenous women face higher rates of intimate partner violence, intimate partner homicide, attempted sexual assault, stalking, and other forms of violence than non-indigenous women.
In 2016, the federal government approved the construction of two new prisons in the territory, which are set to open in 2018.
Indigenous communities have been struggling to find a place to live in Nunavik.
“When you are a non-native you don’t have that access to that [community] space, because it’s not really in the same space,” said Hirsch.
“And so you end up being in isolation, which is very stressful.”
The project to renovate the new prison in the village of Rond-en-Bretagne is being funded by the Canada Revenue Agency and the Nunavika Indian Health Agency.
Hirsch says she is hopeful the government will work with her to create an Indigenous housing solution.
She also wants the government to work with the Canadian Indian Chiefs to work on a solution that will address Indigenous issues such as residential schools and First Nations issues like land claims and water rights.
The project is also being funded in part by the province’s First Nations Housing Development Agency.
“This is the first project that is in the community, so it will be the first step in moving forward,” Hises said.