On a sunny afternoon sitting in a Starbucks drinking the darkest coffee I asked myself why did I chose to get mobilized for the Aboriginals? The answer is as simple as the question: because if I don’t care then we have to assume nobody will!
When I was in high school I’ve witnessed an Aboriginal Chief tell to a full audience at Mc Gill university that the one thing he hated the most (even worse than the Canadian government) was when a white person pronounced the words Aboriginals, Amerindian, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. When asked what we should call them he answered “Nothing. Nothing at... [+] Read more
As team-mates, my partner and I will be going to the Projet Autochtone du Québec (PAQ) in Montreal’s Chinatown in order to devote our time to the homeless aboriginal who seek shelter and food. Although over the years the PAQ struggled with financial difficulties due to high demands, it kept its core values providing a safe and friendly environment that would allow personal growth and a place to not feel threaten. After reading the article on the PAQ, it is clear that the organization want to offer a clean location to his native clients that are mostly from the northern regions... [+] Read more
The article Spiritual Assessment and Native Americans: Establishing the Social Validity of a Complementary Set of Assessment Tools written by David R. Hodge and Gordon E. Limb studies the effects of the cultural and spiritual implications of Native Americans. The article considers the spirituality as being the central component of Native American culture, in addition it is essential to the promotion of health and wellbeing. Spirituality can also be an uplift for times where the community is facing adversity. In the experiment the participants needed to answer a survey on demographics... [+] Read more