Criminal Justice: First Nations
So how is that understanding different?
People take in issues differently. This follows the difference that people have when it comes to insight, reasoning and the level of wisdom. The understanding of the quote is different in a manner that it advocates for looking at issues not conventionally, but with different perspectives. The understanding acknowledges the fact that people must think and reason. However, no one should force the other to take things the way he has thought of such things. This follows that one may have a bias in though, thus, forcing someone to believe whatever is wrong may be quite detrimental to the psychological mainstream of that person. The understanding of this thought is different since it acknowledges the role of freedom of thought. Thereby, it elicits the sense that someone should be quite radical in analyzing issues pertaining to religions, society and the environment in which one lives. Therefore, following the fact that the Creator has given us a different understanding, we should look into issues with a diversity of views, reasons and logics. This should form the core of our understanding with regards to the quote.
What is your reaction to the Gladue decision, to “special treatment”?
It is of critical importance to note that unity is an issue of paramount importance for the development and peace of any nation. The issue of maintaining peace and unity may be achieved in several ways. These may include the issue of indiscrimination of a part of population forming the nationality of any state. As such, the issue of racial inequality should also be suppressed to the maximum by such federal states. This will function to sustain the unity within such a state. However, absence of unity may result to violence, thereby contributing towards deteriorating the security status of the nation. The Gladue decision on the issue of special treatment given to the Aboriginal people is justified. This follows that His decision championed the rights of freedom and enhanced unity amongst the people (Ross, 29). His decisions recognized the need to continued healing and restorative justice amongst the individuals.
What about the questions posed by Rupert Ross in Module 1 from the Criminalization and Colonization paper?
The questions posed by Ross elicit different levels of thought when it comes to issues affecting the community and especially the aboriginal people. Such questions are rhetoric, though are full of mind inciting levels of wisdom, coupled with informative perspectives with regards to the issues highlighted (Ross, 42). Majority of these questions have touched on the schooling of the Aboriginal people and the link of that to the criminal activities. This elicits the emotional part of it considering the fact that offering education to the Aboriginal people is confused or mistaken as an opportunity to exploit criminal acts of violence. This shows some sort of serious discrimination to the people of Aboriginal origin. The needs of the Aboriginal individuals are depicted to be ineffectively attended to, thus drawing the concerns for special treatment.
What is your reaction to and view of the treaties? Do you think you should be bound by contracts made over a hundred years ago by other people?
It is a matter of crucial significance to note that treaties contribute a lot towards the wellbeing on several individuals. Different treaties touch on different aspects of life. it is prudent enough to note that all treaties are formed so as to offer the present as well as future solutions to issue that are core to the well being of humanity (Ross, 37). In this regard, it is of critical significance to acknowledge the fact that it is human beings who makes such treaties following some financial, educational, economic, political as well as social factors concerning the community as a whole. Therefore, in my view, it is significant that we take the treaties with the seriousness with which they deserve. It is always a matter of debate as to whether one may agree to bind by the contracts designed by other people. However, the issue is that when such contracts espouse general good will to the individuals, then it would be nothing more than a disgrace to not honor such contracts. These contracts should be honored regardless of the times that they were made as long as they champion the act of good will to the community. This follows that majority of such agreements may advocate for the rights of citizens as depicted. These include the rights to ownership of land. In addition, it is always critical to acknowledge that the level of fairness and wisdom with which such treaties were created is quite important.
How are the languages constructed?
Languages are constructed in several forms. These may include the diversity of cultures, races and tribes coming together in a common geographical area. The environment in which individuals thrive may also contribute towards construction of any language (Ross, 35). A prominent person may come up with just but a word. That word may go viral in the society, community or international scope, thereby adding to the vocabulary of the language.
Ross, Rupert. Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice. Toronto: Penguin Books, 2006. Print.