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Aboriginal Women Social movement

After taking a look at the history of colonialism and structural violence towards Aboriginal women in Canada we can see how this history effects issues Aboriginal women face today. Aboriginal women have experienced discrimination and racism through colonization and structural violence in the past, this  has influenced the creation of Aboriginal women social movements (such as the […]

Structural Violence towards Aboriginal Women

In this blog entry I am going to examine structural violence and colonial/fedral governments determination of who was and was not an ‘Indian’ as an example of structural violence towards Aboriginal women. Structural violence is the systematic ways in which a given social structure or social institution harms people by preventing them from meeting their basic needs.(Gaultung 1997) Structural […]

History of Colonization and the Effects on Aboriginal Women

During the colonization era negative and stereotypical images of Aboriginal women were created by European colonialists, colonial agencies manipulated public perceptions of Aboriginal women to rationalize their subjugation. The negative and stereotypical images of Aboriginal women are still present in Canadian society, this may contribute to the discrimination and racism Aboriginal women experience today. In […]


Welcome bloggers, My name is Rena Squirrel, I am a first year student attending the University of Alberta, I am currently enrolled in ANTHRO 207: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. In this class I have been assigned a term project that is to examine a social and cultural movement.The purpose of examining a social and cultural […]