The Psychological and Sociological Effects of Abuse on Aboriginals: Abstract

by hunter_c on Mai 4, 2016 - 9:47pm

The issue of aboriginal abuse in Canada and the United States has been an ongoing one for many years now, and it is just recent that it has gotten more attention in the news and in the academic world. Movements such as Idle No More are proof that progress is being shown, but nevertheless, sky-high suicide rates, horrendous sexual abuse stories, and just the general horrible treatment of aboriginals is still not uncommon. The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the psychological and sociological effects that this abuse has had on individuals and communities as a whole using the news and academic journals. The findings using this methodology have proved that academic journals fill in the gaps that the news cannot, and that academic articles provide a deeper insight to the issue than the media does.