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“Indigenous Peoples carry a fragile but essential part of our common humanity. As individuals and societies, they represent an irreplaceable diversity. Participation in development should not mean absorption into the mainstream – on the contrary, our task is to ensure that the human rights and human potential of Indigenous Peoples receive the needed attention; that development policies recognize the unique contribution and capacity of Indigenous Peoples; that policymakers understand the Millennium Development Goals and the concept of development in ways which support and engage with indigenous culture, and that we become partners in a common enterprise.” The aboriginal woman fender is very strong in maternal way there are certain things that women do and that men do in their culture. There are many struggles that aboriginal women face that tend to bring their success down. The resolution for the aboriginal women is finally happening with support and the start of general equality. Why are gender issues important to indigenous peoples? This is an important question because aboriginal women have many problems having to do with society because the are on the “lower” of spectrum scale of human rights.

ProblemsAboriginal woman are a at a double minority because they are woman and also because they are also aboriginal this means that they face a lot of struggles in their life. Having a solid living situation is difficult because of the stereotypes that aboriginal woman face. An aboriginal woman median income is only $8,000 compared the $15,100 that non-aboriginal women makes and that is still less than the average man gets. Another big issue is the missing and murdered aboriginal women, all over Canada women are going aboriginal women are going missing one of the disappearances is a woman named Rhonda Gardiner a dene plains cree who lived in La Plonge, Saskatchewan In 2004 she was found dead outside her home hanging in a bush; this case us still unsolved, a lot of cases like this are also unsolved. Teen pregnancy is a huge blockade for the future for young women because they usually drop school take take care of his child which lower success for the young woman. There are many other problems aboriginal women suggest with in this day and age.

Gender Religion plays a huge part in identifying gender roles, telling many people that there are only two genders. Biologically, there are two; masculine and feminine but worldwide, people pinpoint that you can call yourself anything from Agender, transgender, demi-boy or girl, anything. Gender is important to the indigenous people, as both genders have a role in traditions and everyday life on reserves. Though, everything comes with challenges, such as that woman on the indigenous peoples face many challenges everyday from marriage to discrimination. In indigenous communities, men and women have different gender roles and responsibilities and for that reason they also often have different needs, desires and interests. Traditionally, indigenous women were generally respected by indigenous men and had equal access to and control over collective land and natural resources. “Indigenous Peoples carry a fragile but essential part of our common humanity. As individuals and societies, they represent an irreplaceable diversity.”

Why are gender issues important to indigenous peoples?

ResolutionResolution is finally coming to life after decades of woman being underappreciated in a male dominant world they are changing those odds by fighting for equal pay, better schooling opportunities for girls, and support groups for victim of abuse. Equality In pay is a huge thing people are fighting for a lot of different famous people are advocates for the equality in pay, this is a great thing because for some cultures like the first nations the they are getting minimum wage and for a woman it is about 1,333 and that is not a lot after taxes having equal pay may boost pay for women which in an aboriginal community would help make a difference. Aboriginal woman can can have better educations because of special funding and scholarships like The United Nations Population fund which helps first nation women and girls strive for a better education, the NWAC ( Native Women’s Association of Canada) also has funding for first nations girls to get a better education. The abuse rate for aboriginal women is very high and now the have very strong support groups, lines, and program that help you to overcome what happened to you, these groups live the PEACE project and sisters in spirit are hear to give you a message that there are others who went through the same things you went through and have the same feelings as well. There are still changes that need to be made so women can be in a more comfortable state.

In summary Why are gender issues important to indigenous peoples? This is an important question because aboriginal women have many problems having to do with society because the are on the “lower” of spectrum scale of human rights. Religion is a huge part of defining gender roles because it suggest that their is only to but their are many. The double minority for first nations women makes for a harder living situation. Ton of support groups are popping up to help with aboriginal woman who have suffered from abuse in their life. Thank you for taking the time read this informational poster.

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