Colonial Trauma in Canada: Ethnostress, Public Stress and Political Stress among Indigenous Peoples

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Title: Colonial Trauma in Canada: Ethnostress, Public Stress and Political Stress among Indigenous Peoples
Authors: Pilon, Marylene
Date: 2020
Abstract: In this paper, through the application of the concepts of ethnostress, public stress and political stress to Indigenous communities in Canada, I demonstrate how modern pressures have repercussions where there remains lasting transgenerational colonization-trauma. From the background of the context and social significance of French and British colonization in Canada, this paper examines how the current political circumstances and popular discourse perpetuate an unhealthy environment for Indigenous communities that is harmful to reconciliation prospects and to ending the long shadow of a traumatic past, sometimes despite the best intentions.
URL: https://arts.uottawa.ca/modernlanguages/sites/arts.uottawa.ca.modernlanguages/files/confetti_volume6_2020.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/41004
CollectionConfetti - Un journal de littératures et cultures du monde // Confetti - A World Literatures and Cultures Journal
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