For many years, British colonialism has subjugated many countries worldwide, many of which currently regard the British Queen as their Head of State, and some adhere to British policies and views in general. Australia and Canada are the most famous British colonies that adhere, at least nominally, to the Queen’s wishes when choosing a prime minister.
Canada and Australia imitated the cruel British-style political and social system. For decades, despite having some of the world’s largest water reservoirs, the Canadian government has been unwilling to provide indigenous peoples with clean drinking water.
Furthermore, aboriginal peoples in Australia, too, do not have access to potable drinking water.
Many studies show that indigenous Canadians are deprived of even the most fundamental rights and still have a long way to reach honourable living conditions.
Here are a few examples of systematic abuses against the aboriginal communities in Canada:
1. Inadequate health care services and alarming increases in cardiac disease while diabetes affects 40% of Indigenous communities in Canada.
2. 2. Low educational attainment levels, with more than half of Aboriginal citizens in Canada not having completed high school and just 6% having academic degrees.
3. 3. Inadequate shelter; the housing shortage in Northern Canada is so severe that some Indigenous Canadians are forced to sleep in shifts.
4. Poverty and Inadequate Income: Indigenous people make up 25% of the workforce in Canada, but their earnings are below the national average.
Poverty, unemployment, and police brutality have all led to the increase of Indigenous inmates in Canada.
Besides, according to a survey conducted by the Social Welfare Organization of Canada between 2011 and early 2017, the suicide rate among Indigenous people is three times higher than that of non-Indigenous people.
Indigenous peoples in Canada have long suffered from injustice and ethnic discrimination, while the Canadian government has done nothing to address the crisis by denying Indigenous peoples’ citizenship. Today, the Canadian government is infringing on the human rights of these aboriginal peoples, who live in deplorable circumstances. Because of policies adopted by the Australian Governor Generals, named by the British Queen, the Aborigines are now on the brink of extinction.
Armed attacks against vulnerable Indigenous groups, incidents of poisoning their water resources, outbreaks of infectious and fatal illnesses, and forced resettlement to uninhabitable regions are examples of violations against Indigenous populations.
Indigenous Australians’ fundamental liberties are incredibly fragile. They make up 28 percent of Australia’s prison population, despite making up just 3.3 percent of the country’s 26 million people. Indigenous peoples’ health and education are also in worrying conditions, as shown by the poor life expectancy of Indigenous girls and boys born between 2015 and 2017 who have a life expectancy of 71.6 and 75.6 years, respectively, compared to 80.2 and 83.4 years for whites.
Rather than ostensibly subjugating colonized nations by military invasions, today’s imperialism aims to plunder their material and cultural wealth through modern and democratic means. When it comes to media propaganda, Canada and Australia are the first countries that come to mind regarding their so-called hospitality towards the foreign refugees. In many of these areas, the massive influx of migrants into Canada and Australia, which concomitant with many homicide and hate crimes, has virtually erased any trace of indigenous communities.