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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!

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  For about two months now, I have been writing a lot about homelessness in Canada. In fact, this particular social issue caught my attention at first as it affects hundred of thousands of Canadians every year, and a lot more around the world. Moreover, I felt homelessness was an important issue as it can affect anybody. In fact, anybody can become homeless at one point in his or her life, which I believe makes it a social issue that needs addressing.  

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Being homeless can be a problem of itself but to then add on medical issues can lead to even more troubling times for those who are homeless. So therefore I think it's great when people can work together and take care both at the same time.

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This post will focus on the Montreal-based non-profit Projet Autochtone du Québec (PAQ), who strive to increase the well-being of the Aboriginal population in Quebec. I examine how the PAQ can improve their outputs and increase community involvement.

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The book written by Yatta Kanu called “Intergrating Aboriginal Perspective into the School Curriculum” published by the University of Toronto Press in 2011, explores the possible challenges and possibilities that could arise from integrating Native American culture in a western base curriculum.  I have decided to specialize my knowledge in the field of education but more precisely in the incorporation of Native American culture.

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New York City, a few years back, instituted a homelessness prevention program named “Homebase,” essentially to help homeless individuals and families get back on their feet and provide some aid.  Researchers Sarena Goodman, Peter Messeri, and Brendan O’Flaherty, decided to address the question on whether prevention programs like Homebase impact the length of time the homeless, specifically homeless families, spend in shelters (2014).  Through record data analysis, the researchers gathered statistics concerning family size, number of children, and length of shelter spells.  They found that H

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Taking a look at how religious discord within families affects the quality of relationship between parents and young children. Research suggests that higher religious discord correlates with a lower quality relationship. From my experience I have found this to be true.

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                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.

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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.

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This article addresses the flaws on the age of consent in the states of California and Wisconsin.

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‘‘Idle No More calls on all people to join in a peaceful revolution, to honour Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land and water’’  

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College Presidents are pushing for lowering the drinking age to 18. Is it a good idea or a terrible idea?

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Everyone knows that homelessness is a problem in urban areas of the United States.  There is often studies done on the rate of homelessness and how they survive but a new study has brought a new side to problems of homeless veterans.  No one has ever really studied the dangers and side effects of living homeless on the psyche of veterans.  The study in this article was carried out through the VA Homeless Operations Management and Evaluation System (HOMES) which is an online program that keeps track of homeless veterans along with the tracking of non-veteran homeless people.   The results sh

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Achieving balance through empowered healing is the main value that drives the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal (NWSM) since 1987. The goals of the NWSM are to provide a safe environment where women can begin to rebuild their lives and their mental health. They offer support and frontline services to Aboriginal women and children to promote their empowerment and independence. The NWSM is the only women’s shelter in Montreal that provides services exclusively to Aboriginal and Inuit women and their children. The NMSM can accommodate up to 16 women and children per night.

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In the 19th century the aboriginals of Canada were brought in residential schools in order to assimilate their culture. The constant discount of the Canadian government for the aboriginal education system has a negative impact accountably on the Native Americans, but more specifically on those who try to pursue greater education.

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Vehicle fatalities have increased due to more distracted drivers being on the road using their cell phones and trying to multi-task while driving. Could these fatalities decrease drastically if there were more laws and regulations enforced by the state and government and if more people took responsibility to refrain from texting and driving.

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Jennie Linn McCormack's life was changed when she was charged with a felony for an at home abortion of a five-month old fetus. Online shopping for abortion pills is a common method of abortion for those who cannot afford the clinics or if there are not any clinics available. However, there are many health issues that can result that are discussed in this article that make one question why clinical abortions are not made affordable and available for everyone.

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As described in the article Deporting Mexican mother discourages abused women from seeking help, activist say by Michelle Lalonde on january 31, 2014 after running away from her native Mexico, Ivonne Hernandez now 41 arrived in Montreal in hopes of a better life. She had arrived in Canada asking for refugee status running away from a violent relationship with a police officer which made her fear for her life.

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The article The Asylum System Needs Work was published on June 22nd, 1996. In the editorial the New York Times conveys the story of young Fauziya Kasinga and the horror she has been through when fleeing her country. She fled her native country due to a feeling of persecution based on common practises that she was forced to take part of.

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After reading the article Scientists Hail Breakthrough in Embryonic-Like Stem Cells where Kate Kelland explained how a new discovery in the stem cell research which are any living organism’s master cell could revolutionized how the population see the research industry. The new method permits scientists to grow stem cells by putting skin or blood cells under stress such as trauma, low oxygen levels or acidic environments.

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The article posted on CBB Montreal on June 12, 2013 states that in Quebec’s national assembly, all four parties agree on the bill to allow euthanasia, however doctors are not in favour because they would have to take someone’s life. One of the doctors interviewed, Dr. Marc Beauchamp, states that allowing the bill to pass would be opening a large door in ethics.

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If choosing a baby was as easy as choosing a pair of shoes, would you do it? “Designer Babies” may be the next new fad in the near future; however scientists’ debate whether its use will be for eliminating genetic disorders or opening doors to vanity. Author Mike Steere from CNN reports on scientists that are genetically screening and curing embryos so that they can be born without debilitating diseases. This breakthrough advancement in technology can revolutionize how we conceive; so why not alter the child’s eye color, hair color and maybe their personality at the same time?

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“Perhaps at the time of the 1992 Earth Summit, or even at the turn of the millennium, 2°C levels of mitigation could have been achieved through significant evolutionary changes within the political and economic hegemony. But climate change is a cumulative issue! Now, in 2013, we in high-emitting (post-)industrial nations face a very different prospect. Our ongoing and collective carbon profligacy has squandered any opportunity for the ‘evolutionary change’ afforded by our earlier (and larger) 2°C carbon budget. Today, after two decades of bluff and lies, the remaining 2°C budget demands revolutionary change to the political and economic hegemony” - Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research (UK)

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On the 56th edition of the Grammy awards that took place on Sunday January 26, 2014 Seattle base rap artist Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a planned marriage ceremony for 34 heterosexual and homosexual couples on stage. It was officiated by Queen Latifah in an interruption in their song on the subject matter, Same Love. The article features many acclamation to the performance but also homophobic remarks that were made on its regards.

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An article titled “Making music videos helps young cancer patients cope” featured by BBC News on January 26, 2014 explains how an experiment testing the effects of music therapy on a group of patients undergoing high-risk stem cell transplant treatments that were asked to produce a music video. The young 11-24 year olds worked with a professional music expert who helped the patients write song lyrics, record sounds and construct video montages in hopes to improve their communication and sensation towards their illness.

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Life is not easy for those who are different. In Russia, the government has recently adopted laws that prohibit any form of homosexual propaganda. Elton John, the famous singer, considers that those legislations are an attack towards gay rights. And although Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, argues that they do not harm anyone, John says that he met people in Moscow who are constantly harassed and even physically harmed by vigilante groups.

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  On Friday it was announced that a young man had died outside one of the on-campus student residence of the South Carolina University. The deceased of twenty years old was shot to death by what the authorities believe to be four suspects although they are still unclear of all the details and motives behind the murder.

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  what makes a good article? 1) a good title 2) and a link to a trending topic what makes a bad article? 1) spelling mistakes 2) and a bad title

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Cigarettes are becoming more of a social norm among teenagers. Some teens can start as young as seventh grade! This deadly phenomenon that influences many teens’ lives, can now be predicted on whom it affects due to the values that a teen holds.

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