Sunday, 15 January 2012

Chapter 4 Vocabulary: Collective Rights

Vocabulary: the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons.

Affirm: to state or assert positively; maintain as true.

Collective Identity:  An individuals' sense of belonging to a group.

Collective Rights: Rights guaranteed to specific groups in Canada society for historical and constitutional reasons.

First Nations: The umbrella name for the diverse Aboriginal poeples who have collective rights that are recognized and protected in Canada's constitution.

Sovereignty: rightful status, independence, or prerogative.

a specified income payable at stated intervals for a fixed or a contingent period, often for the recipient's life, in consideration of a stipulated premium paid either in prior installment payments or in a single payment.
Officail Language Minority:
 speaking an official language in an area where it is a minority
Anglophone: an English-speaking person, especially a native speaker of English.
Fracophones: speaking French, especially as a member of a French-speaking population.
-become part of a different cultural group

Entrench (ed)
-fixing firmly within

-european word for first nations

-land for the exclusive use of first nations

-authority to make decisions

Land Claims
-legal control over a specific area of land

-an agreement signed after labor negotiations between union and management

-a group of something

-the belief that one culture is superior to all other cultures

Official Language Minority
-speaking an official language in an area where it is a minority

Official Language Community
-one of the groups in Canadian society whose members speak an official language of Canada

Publically Funded

-a manuscript or document