Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Institutions
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The paper examines the over-representation of Aboriginal people in Canadian correctional institutions. It outlines the statistics of those incarcerated compared to the non-Aboriginal population and explains the causes behind this, which include demographics, racism, discrimination and social issues. Sources include government commissions and reports covering primarily the Western Provinces.
From the Paper:"This paper will briefly address the question as to why there is a disproportionate number of Aboriginal (native) people in Canadian institutions and demonstrate that multiple factors including population demographics, over-policing, and social conditions are partly to blame. For the purposes of this paper, the scope of Canadian institutions will be limited to jails and correctional institutions as opposed to hospitals or psychiatric institutions etc. The Problem Stated The evidence for the high proportion of aboriginals in jails and correctional institutions in Canada has been well researched and has been the subject of extensive public enquiries and commissions."
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