Criminalizing the Colonized: Article Review on Ontario Native Women

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Criminalizing the Colonized: Article Review on Ontario Native Women
The residual impact of the centuries old colonization process upon Native Ontario women created an increase in incarceration rates. Joan Sangster, in “Criminalizing the Colonized: Ontario Native Women Confront the Criminal Justice System 1920-1960” as published in the March 1999 issue of The Canadian Historical Review, researches statistics, court reports, and anecdotal citations to establish the origins of this deleterious social development. The article charts a chronological progression of the problem, and theorizes that a colonizing effort by Ontario authorities to effectively eradicate the Native culture is largely to blame.
Sangster evaluates historical treatment of...
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.....t diminish the contribution of the author to the important considerations of aboriginal treatment. The results of the unfair treatment of the native culture are alcoholism, crime, and economic hardship. As demonstrated in Sangster’s argument, these are connected directly to the colonizing efforts. These efforts in effect denuded an entire culture Sangster’s argument is extremely effective, and demonstrates a need for further research in the forces that have shaped the current problems in the aboriginal communities.
Works Cited
Sangster, Jane. "Criminalizing the Colonized: Ontario Native Women Confront the Criminal Justice System 1920-1960." The Canadian Historical Review: University of Toronto Press Incorporated 80.March 1999 (1999): 32-62.