ETH 125-Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

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Running head: ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 1 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Tara Von Gulner ETH/125 December 19, 2010 Jacqueline Jefferson Axia College of University of Phoenix
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ETHNIC GROUPS AND DISCRIMINATION 2 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination The Anishanabe people are most commonly referred to as Ojibway or Chippewa peoples. My family belongs to the Red Cliff Band of Chippewa but resides on the Bad River Reservation. I belong to the Turtle Clan. I would be known as an Anishanabekwai because I am female. Kwai signifies woman in the old language. The history of my people exhibits many forms of discrimination. Much of the old ways are disappearing due to the impact of assimilation upon my tribe. There have been many great strides to bring back the traditional ways to the Native youth that reside in Wisconsin. This is seen by schools that have been created to teach Native American culture as well as the core subjects. One such school, the Indian Community School, was created in the greater Milwaukee area to reach urban Native American children who are often removed from the Native American culture by not residing on a reservation. According to Indian Community School of Milwaukee (2010), "ICS serves urban American Indian students and their families so that each student develops the skills and knowledge to sustain a healthy balance of American Indian culture, academic achievement, and a sense of identity through indigenous teachings and ways of learning”(Vision Statement, para. 1). Restoring culture to the Native American youth is just one way of overcoming the impact caused by assimilation. Assimilation is just one form of discrimination that Native Americans have faced. The effects of discrimination can be traced from the beginning of the United States to modern times. Colonization
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course ETHICS 125 125 taught by Professor Jefferson during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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