Spirituality

Our Tea is their Remedy: Magical Practices in Calabria and the Western World

Through ethnographic observation, anthropologists raise their cultural awareness. In an attempt to view magical practices in Calabrian and other Western cultures as equal yet different, this article will examine how certain items are incorporated in magic around the world. With these cultural differences in mind, we can understand how objects that are respected for their healing properties in certain regions are not necessarily revered everywhere.

Starbucks, Chinatown, And Aboriginals: A Story Not as Dark as My Coffee!

On a sunny afternoon sitting in a Starbucks drinking the darkest coffee I asked myself why did I chose to get mobilized for the Aboriginals? The answer is as simple as the question: because if I don’t care then we have to assume nobody will!

Day and night cannot dwell together.

The book written by Yatta Kanu called “Intergrating Aboriginal Perspective into the School Curriculum” published by the University of Toronto Press in 2011, explores the possible challenges and possibilities that could arise from integrating Native American culture in a western base curriculum.  I have decided to specialize my knowledge in the field of education but more precisely in the incorporation of Native American culture.

Don't Tell Me What to Believe

Taking a look at how religious discord within families affects the quality of relationship between parents and young children. Research suggests that higher religious discord correlates with a lower quality relationship. From my experience I have found this to be true.

Is God Important to Learn?

The teaching of religion is schools has been a heavily debated topic. Is it fair to include in the curriculum? Is it fair to ignore completely in schools? The pros and cons of religion in schools are discussed in the article and both sides of the argument are presented. Either way someone will be upset with the choices and outcomes but this controversial issue can't be avoided.

Genetically Intersex – It’s a…. does it matter?

Having a child that has ambiguous genitals at birth is not uncommon. It never has been since human beings have been in existence. In fact, one in every two-thousand baby that is born will be born with ambiguous genitalia (Intersex Society of North America, 2013). In an exciting time and place, I came across a provocative and contemporary study on the Intersex condition and how another country may handle this condition.

The Values Remain at the PAQ

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                As team-mates, my partner and I will be going to the Projet Autochtone du Québec (PAQ) in Montreal’s Chinatown in order to devote our time to the homeless aboriginal who seek shelter and food. Although over the years the PAQ struggled with financial difficulties due to high demands, it kept its core values providing a safe and friendly environment that would allow personal growth and a place to not feel threaten.

India/Quebec comparisons

In my point of view India and Quebec have many similarities regarding their past and present situation about minorities and majorities. First of all, an important event that occurred in India is that England drained India wealth’s by taking their raw material, transforming it in England and then selling the finished product back to in India. Therefore, Britain derived greater profit from India’s resources than they did.

History of Canada and India creating Pakistan and Quebec

When we look at the history of Canada and India, both are very simular.In India you had the conflict between the Hindu and the Muslims fighting amungst each other and both hindu and muslim fight against the british to take them out of their country so they can govern themselves. It is simular to Canadien history were French Canadiens, English and First Nations fight against each other for terrictory, political and religious reasons. In both India and Canada, a country and province is created due to the tentions between Hindus and Muslims and tentions between the French and English.

Quebec vs. Pakistan

          Pakistan was once a province of India and in the 20th century it separated into its own country as a Motherland for Islamic law and culture.