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Aboriginal peoples are drastically overrepresented in correctional facilities across Canada. Aboriginals represent about 2 percent of the adult Canadian population, and account for 15 to 19 percent of Canadians sentenced to custody. Strong societal forces should be the focus of studies involving native incarceration rather than individual faults.

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Do you know the difference between the three types of totem poles? We asked North American expert and celebrated artist, Andy Everson, to help explain 5 things you have to know about totem poles! #AboriginalBC

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Luski (Mi'kmaq bread) - Luski is a traditional Mi’kmaq bread best enjoyed with friends and family by an open fire in the great outdoors. This recipe has been passed down through the generations by Mi’kmaq grandmothers. #canadian

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Design 2: I like the idea that moon be two sides and that one side could have these geese and the other side could just be the moon with nothing on it. The idea of wiping away culture.

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Map of Canada. "Our Home and Native Land" By Jen Adomeit 2006, A Canadian Artist, school teacher with a degree in Geography from UNBC (2007) and Education from Vancouver Island University (2008). Her heritage includes Swiss, German, French Canadian and Ukrainian – but no Aboriginal ancestry. Fascinated by the striking artistic style of the Northwest Coast First Nations, she created this painting representative of that style, while taking a FN art class while attending UNBC,

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The Ojibway Creation Story- Similar to Earth on Turtle's Back (Canadian Tale- Ontario), about the formation of North America

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Maxine Noel, First Nation Artist ~ Santee Oglala Sioux, Manitoba. Maxine Noel signs her artwork with her Sioux name IOYAN MANI, which translates as “Walk Beyond”.

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