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ISBN (Print) : 978-1-988426-41-9 | ISBN (Online) : 978-1-988426-95-2

Aboriginal Experiences with Racism and its Impacts

July 2014

This paper is the second in a series of papers focused on anti-Aboriginal racism in Canada. It focuses on the lived and structural forms of racism and provides a brief overview of what racism is, how it intersects with other forms of discrimination, and how it is manifested. The paper examines how the dominant racialized group (i.e., European settlers) expresses racism in historic and current contexts and how Aboriginal people in Canada experience racism in interpersonal, structural and sometimes violent ways. Government policies, healthcare, and judicial systems are also explored for the unique ways in which racism is experienced by Aboriginal peoples and how it impacts their well-being.

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