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Feb 18, 2004
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Immigration has played an important part in building Canada. Immigrants left their homes for a variaty of reasons. Some came to Canada because life in their home country was unbearable due to poverty, war, or persucution. Others came because Canada was a land that held promise, hope for a petter life. Government immigration polocies have changed over the years. Today these government policies are guided by a desire to produce a strong canadian economy. 


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Jan 6, 2004
CULTURE

 

Multiculturalism

Glossary

 

 

1.              Culture- a way of life shared by a group of people.

 

2.              Immigrants- are people who came from other countries to live in Canada.

3.              Multicultural: refers to the fact that Canada is a country of many different cultures.

4.           Racism: occurs when people are not treated fairly because of their cultural or ethnic differences.

5.           Traditions: are beliefs, values, stories and ways of doing things that are passed on to us from our ancestors. They form our cultural heritage.

6.              Ethnic group: a group of people sharing the same traditions and the same background.

7.              Aboriginal: refers to the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country. In the Canadian Constitution, the term Aboriginal Peoples refers to the Native, Métis, and Inuit peoples of Canada.

8.    .       Bilingual: the ability to speak two languages.

9.    .       Genealogy: is the study of family history by tracing ancestors back in time.

10.          Census: a statistical survey of a population. It is usually an official survey done by the government. In Canada, census information is collected every five years. Because it has to be tabulated, information does not reach the public for a few years after that. As a result, the statistics are always somewhat out of date. A census contains much information that helps people to understand trends in the population.

11.         Prejudice: Prejudging usually unfavorably, the actions or characteristics of a group of people based on the actions of only a few members of that group.

12.          Stereotype: A belief about a person or group of people does not recognize individual differences.

13.         Discrimination: Behavior that is based on prejudiced attitudes and beliefs.

14.          Values: are beliefs and ways of doing things that are considered important, either by an individual or by an entire culture.

15.           Indian act: the law by which the federal government regulates Native Peoples affairs in Canada. The first Indian Act was passed in 1876, but it has been changed many times since then.

16.          Self-government is a right claimed by Aboriginal Peoples to control by Aboriginal Peoples to control their own education, legal, justice, and social systems.

17.          Treaties: Legal agreements negotiated between two or more nations.

18.            List of Rights: A list of demands the provisional Métis Government presented to the federal government in 1869.

19.          Assimilation: is what happens when one cultural group absorbs the characteristics of another. In the case of the Aboriginal Peoples, the government tried to force them to assimilate. Sometimes assimilation can happen naturally and voluntarily.

20.          Mainstream Culture: Comprise the values and traditions of the majority.

21.          Segregated: means being separate or apart.

22.          United Empire Loyalists: Were American colonists who stayed loyal to Britain during the American Revolution. Many thousands came north to live in Canada.

23.          Refugee: Defined by the United Nations as a person with a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinions.

24.         Displaced persons: people left homeless in their own country as a result of war, famine, or a political disturbance.

25.         Self-determination: the right to make your own decisions about what nest for your community.

26.         Employment equity: is a government program that attempts to make sure that jobs are open to all qualified people, regardless of their gender, skin, color, physical disability, racial background, or religious beliefs.

27.          Canadian Citizenship Act: describes who may become a citizenship of Canada.

28.          Citizenship: means belonging to and participating in your society, your country, your province and your community.

29. Multiculturalism: refers to a country that has many distinct cultures existing side by side. It also refers to the federal government legislation that encourages this diversity, and helps to make sure that no one suffers discrimination due to his or her cultural or ethnic background.

30.         Rights: are things to which people are entitled. Many rights are protected by law.

31.         Responsibilities: are obligations that we owe to other people and to our community.

32.         Unanimously: means that everyone is in complete assignment.

33.         Anthropologists: are people who study other cultures.

34.         Allophone: refers to some who spears other than French or English.

 


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Jan 5, 2004
David

David what does it mean?
There is a ST. David, a famous statue called David.

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Family

My family is only from Colombia. My dad and mo are from colombia. MY dad's mom and dad are from Colombia. And my mother's mom and dad were born in Colombia. My father was born in Bogota same as his mom. My dad's dad was born in Restrepo. My mother was born in Villavicencio same as her dad. My mother's mom was born in Ibague.
I was born in Bogota same as my brother. Bogota is the capital of Colombia. My mom's mom has 8 siblings. And my mom's dad has 9 siblings. So my mom has about 17 cusings.

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Dec 9, 2003
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Asimo!!!


Honda has created a new robot it is called Asimo.
Asimo can help you be cleaning the house, turning on,of the lights, taking out the trash.




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Dec 4, 2003
Christmas




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Dec 2, 2003
family guy


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Nov 26, 2003
Summary for social.

ummary
this chapter has provided you with some ideas of the many ways a culture can change.
Natural and human influences cause many cultural changes. Changes in the enviroment, technology, and beief or values can also strongly influence the ways that people live.
Sometimes people accept these cahnges easily and well. At other times it is more difficult. Each of us needs to learn how we can best handle the changes in our culture. 

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Nov 25, 2003
Green day



I want to be the minority
I dont need your authority
down with the moral majority
'cause I want to be the minority


I think that means that he wants to be the minority and no one is going to stop him.

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Nov 23, 2003
Conformity

Conformity is how you fit in a culture or a crowd. Some people like to deal with

Conformity by going with the flow. That means buying popular things that every one is wearing or having. Is like a fad. It is a fashion that every one is wearing.


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