The increased efforts to help improve the knowledge of First Nations and indigenous people have created a growing awareness of the complexity and severity of the historical knowledge. While there has been an effort from the government, the progress has been inconsistent and slow.
NAHO has committed its resources to overcome hindrances that stand in the way of achieving better educational outcomes. These hindrances include colonization, racism, legislation, and social determinants.
For instance, due to racism, many Indigenous populations have experienced trauma, cultural, and social dissociation, which in turn has affected their socioeconomic and material disparities between Aboriginals and Non-Aboriginals. Racism has also had a direct effect on their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual knowledge. Policies have segregated them in terms of employment, income, education, food, and, security due to the policies and regulations set during colonization.
That’s why we employ our resources to discourse areas which give incomplete information on Aboriginals’ education, status, and variation of historical data for Indigenous populations. Most of our knowledge will be of interest to educators, students, practitioners, community leaders, researchers, and policymakers in understanding the history of the first people.