There has been recent growth in the Aboriginal population.
Aboriginal Canadians live shorter lives than other Canadians and experience a considerably higher birth rate.
Aboriginal people are more likely to die violent deaths from automobile accidents, suicide, injuries, poisonings, drownings, and fires.
auses of death result from difficult and impoverished living conditions.
Colonialism and its associated assimilation practices have led to serious health effects.
eg. Cultural loss, discrimination, unemployment, poverty, and epidemics of smallpox, measles, and tuberculosis.
eg. The residential school system, reserve life, and extensive racism have played a part in high poverty rates.
explains why people invest time, money, and energy into their bodies, and what they expect to receive in return
A flexible concept which illuminates a variety of behaviours in social life; e.g., cosmetic surgery, makeovers, exercise, dieting, clothing choices, hairstyle, tattoos, piercings, etc.