How does intersectionality relate to aop?
With intersectionality someone may face oppression due to a number of things. They could be not only female, but Indigenous and gay as well. This can cause oppression in a number of ways, compared to someone who is a white heterosexual male. With AOP it is looking at the different social constructs that cause the oppression. This could be the education system, police force, work place or health care. It is in these places that the persons sexual orientation, race or appearance, religion or age may bring them oppression. In any helping field there must be anti-oppression practice so as to make sure the client is getting all the needed support in all these aspects.
Why care about poverty?
Many people that live below the poverty line face stereotypes. For example many reserves still live without clean water and adequate housing. Indigenous people are labeled as lazy and dirty but yet the basic needs are not being met. How can a people thrive if they do not have the basic needs to survive? The systematic discrimination continues on for many Indigenous people. It is not a thing of the past but it is current issues. There is policies within structures that create barriers and leaves many with ongoing oppression. Policies that need to change, which is why we need to have an anti-oppressive practice. There is historical issues but also current issues that lead up to such things as poverty.
Should aop workers promote peace and non-violence?
Yes as a social worker we should be thinking about what can promote peace and non- violence. As we will work on a personal level with people but we should be thinking about the macro and mezo levels as well. The overall reasons for the oppression and discord, and what brought that person to where they are at. With a focus of how can there be a collaboration to promote peace and non-violence. As we learned, violence comes in many forms, not just physical, so it is looking at the cause of this violence and what can be done to create peace in that aspect for the person, or people.
I believe that I will be able to work my way through this course; it is a matter of reading and re-reading and trying to understand all of this jargon. I have always had problems with technology so it may take a few days to get assignments done but I will give it my all.
Is there a way that we can get to see one another?
I am always afraid that if I hit the wrong key I might lose everything and not be able to retrieve it, is that possible?
Will I be able to access my NVIT email at any time?
Well, between the readings, changes courses, unable to get the right connections with the meeting on sunday, the quiz and the writing, its a full week. its Tuesday and I have not fully gone through your notes and the videos and HAVE not started the readings chapter 1-3..I can only imagine those that did not receive the course outline etc. Please note the best way to communicate with me is my personal email or through this moodle.
Welp my fellow friends..I was drama..I had a hard time getting into this moodle:
April 14, 2020: I sent email to Chelsea Vaughan letting her know I had a hard time getting into Moodle: she sent me back Hi Janice, your student id is: 000(My student number)
Below are the links both from our website, regarding logging in.
· With no further instructions
Then, she sent me these instructions:
In internet browsers, Internet Explorer or Firefox, enter: mynvit.ca (the myNVIT portal address will be available to you on or off campus at the same URL and a link will be available on the NVIT website under the Employees button). A logon window will appear.
Your username is: nvit.ca\ followed by a lower case n and your 7 digit student number (e.g. Colleague ID 5907 has a username of nvit.ca\n0005907).
Your password has been reset to your birthday in the following format: DDMonYYYY. For example if your birthdate is November 8, 1987 your password is reset to 08Nov1987. Note that the first letter of the month is capitalized and the month is abbreviated to three digits.
Then Brain from IT sent me:
I’ve reset your password back to your birthday and have successfully tested logging into your account.
Password format ddMmmYYYY Example: 15Apr2020
· NO FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
My replay for him:
Invalid login, please try again
I ASKED HIM FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS:
Welcome Students and Faculty to the NVIT Moodle Site! Remember to check the Announcements and Events tabs on your myNVIT homepage to find out what's going on at NVIT.
2. Username ???? nvit.ca\n000(MY STUDENT NUMBER Password: DDMONYEAR
He then responds:
Just use: Please don’t use nvit.ca\ with the username
Password is correct.
I’m glad you got in. We’re in the process of updating our guides, the only place where you may need the nvit.ca\ prefix would be with mynvit.ca portal.
CLEARLY THEY NEED SPEFIC INSTRUCTIONS:)
The impacts of colonization are vast and interconnected. It honestly boggles my mind, especially when describing colonization as a verb, an action, something that happened over time and how that played out throughout indigenous history. The impacts colonization had on our bio-physiology through trauma - psychological impacts, but what is comparatively devastating is the loss of our social structures and value systems.
Reconciliation? To me means 'how do we get back to a time where what it meant to be indigenous is not in some way measured in parallel to an economic system that alienates us and leads us to believe we are less than. Our nationhood, our pride for being Indigenous, our sense of self!
I was only a few pages into the first chapter when a paragraph hit me and had me thinking about our sense of social status, how we value ourself. It started with "a cultural ethos emerges" and "the goal of higher status are denied to people" (pg.3). This to me is a snapshot and a segway into a discussion of a "sense of social status." And what is a sense of social status pre and postcolonialism?
'Social status' to me is a social and personal value hierarchy. It's a "sense of", or an idea of values, which we learn during childhood during socialization, mostly. Social Status existed in our traditional social systems and exists in a different form today but is more reflective of capitalism.
A mention should be made for dominance hierarchies because they existed in the past and today, where people were/are physically dominant or dominant in a trade or craft. When I think of Social Status and Pre colonialism I also think of it as a Dominance Hierarchy - what people are good at. Validation comes from doing a good job in comparison to a job you've done in the past or the work of others. Ideally, you are comparing yourself to who you were in the past and not who somebody else is today, though. lol
But I also see Social Status historically as the sense of self that comes from validation from the community. Each member holds the other up. There's comradery, solidarity, brotherhood, sisterhood. It's a heightened sense of self. The community members meet the needs of others so others can meet the community needs. You will experience this in life. If you were hungry you will think about feeding yourself. At that moment it's difficult to think about meeting somebody else needs if your mind was on your own needs - a community will meet your needs so you can meet their needs. A community raises a child is an example.
Link Between Social Status, Culture of poverty(pg3) and Capitalism:
When we have a heightened sense of social status we generally feel good about ourselves because it releases "dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins". We experience lower levels of stress and we generally have a higher sense of well being. In a way, a heightened sense of social status is like a psychological immune system like laughing, which makes you feel better when you are down and release stress. If you have a good friend who makes you feel good about yourself, compliments you, tells you how important you are, they are an asset. They are your medicine.
In the past, our social system had our own social status hierarchies, and these were replaced by capitalist values where a person is only worth the money in their pocket. This system was imposed on us, additionally, we were denied "higher status" in the capitalistic landscape by economic oppression.
When we do not value ourselves because of our lack of sense of social status we slip into a state of despair because of a lack of 'feel-good hormones'. If we cannot raise ourselves to a higher level of the social status hierarchy we become depressed. Colonialism replaced our value system, what we used to raise of sense of social status, with that of a capitalistic view of 'money in your wallet = worth'.
The book makes the comparison that "despair and hopelessness are central to the culture of poverty." I attempted to expand on it from my point of view.
P.S. Ramble on and on. I know.
? to under stand how a system works with out breaking it apart, how to understand not to be apart...?
? to be at a edge and live their only to have one to call police to stop one is to be ?
?what is the problem we need to fix globle worming?ei the one that is both.book.
is this correct.?